If It Could Only Be Bottled for Friday Fictioneers 

Every Friday authors from around the world gather here to share their 100-words and offer constructive crit and encouragement to each other. This creates a wonderful opportunity for  very fresh fiction! Readers are encouraged to comment as well. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hostessing each week. 

Genre: Romantic Fiction

Word Count: 100

100 +- writers, 100+- words, 100+- original stories. Join us! The next photo is the PHOTO PROMPT. Where does it take you? Can you tell us in a hundred words or less with a beginning, middle and end? Ready, set, write!


Everyday the same routine. Arise. Look to the sea.


Would today be the day?

Memories of her laughter.

Her bright eyes.

Brilliant smile.

Little love notes they would ‘hide’, which were so easily found.

That had been their only purpose.

Every day a gift.

The ease of their conversation. Her confidence had given him confidence.

Too late he discovered his loss.

He awoke one morning. She had gone.

Taken by The Chariot of betrayal, hurt & Time.

Revealing he was not the one for her.

Finding little comfort in the whispers of tender passersby,

“A love like that, if it could only be bottled.”

Vainly, he waits.



“But even though she was attractive, there was something else about her that caught his eye. She was intelligent, he could sense that right away, and confident, too, as if she were able to move through life on her own terms. To him, these were the things that really mattered. Without them, beauty was nothing.”
Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

Go check out some amazing  stories on the same photo prompt. Here they are. Or click on the Smiling Froggy Link above.

You’ll be happy you did. And so will we!

If you’d like, click on the ‘related’ pieces highlighted at the bottom of the this post. There you’ll find some other FridayFictioneer stories as well. Happy Reading-Happy Writing. Until we meet again,

Shandra White Harris

and remember Life IS too short-

Never stay where you are simply tolerated. Never stay where you’ve cause to question your worth. Only Live where you thrive. Only Live where you are celebrated.”

-doing just that.


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