Friday, November 1, 2013

Being Koi

Copyright - Douglas Macilroy

Wanda found Stewart an attractive fellow but she’d never really considered him relationship material. After all, they were in the same school and passed by each other nearly every day and yet they’d never even exchanged more than polite greetings.

While she might not have minded something more…intimate,  hile she might not have minded exploring the possibilities of a more intimate relationship with him, she was far too reserved to make the first move. Instead, she could, at best, hope to win him over in time with a suggestive wink, a seductive smile, something that would catch his eye. She only hoped he wasn’t really the passionless cold fish her friends all claimed him to be.

This story was written for the weekly Friday Fictioneers flash fiction photo prompt. 


  1. interesting, like it - hard picture to write from, but you did well. Wondering if she won him over - maybe you could extend that story? Blessings!

  2. :-) That was clever. Our local park has a lake full of koi - they mob the ducks and steal the bread people throw in the water. Bullies!

  3. Great use of the prompt! Very clever. - Amy

  4. Dear Jeffrey,

    Good use of the prompt. Guess she's about to find out if he's a cold fish or not, eh?



  5. Dar Jffry,

    I'v dcidd to writ you a commnt with no 's in it to s if you'r listning.

    A vry good story, by th way.

    Wll don.



  6. And this is how we were raised.

  7. I love the double duty that the words play in this story. Nicely done.