The Receptionist – Fiction

Time again for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.  Thanks to PJ for hosting this weekly challenge.  please follow little froggy for more stories.

Here is the photo and my story.

The Receptionist

11am  used to be an escape time for me each day. That’s when the helicopter  touring the Mississippi River – just at the crescent of New Orleans  –  would pass by the beauty parlor window where I was the receptionist.

Henry, the building’s security man, would lean against my counter. We’d find ourselves wondering about the lives of the people in that red and white helicopter. We’d wonder what we’d do if we had enough money to take a helicopter tour of the Mississippi River.

Eventually, Henry would move his security self to other floors and other receptionists and other fantasies.

That was fine with me.  After all, I was the flirty receptionist Henry came home to each day and I was the one who loved Henry.


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Iain Kelly. Thank you Iain!

25 thoughts on “The Receptionist – Fiction

    • Thank you, Jade. When I first saw this photograph I said to my husband
      “oh my gawd! All I can think about is Donald Trump. I’m not gonna write a story this week!”
      Then I thought about it and slept on it and came up with this.

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  1. Very sweet story. Just like most people, talking and wondering about things, then it’s back to doing their normal things. She talked to a lot of people, but knew where her heart belonged and loved it. 😍


  2. I thought his was a great story, Ellespeth. Great tone throughout, great rhythm to the sentences and a nice snapshot of a real relationship – no hearts and flowers, just reality and acceptance of what your partner’s like.
    Really nice take on the prompt


  3. This in interesting take. A part of me wants to tell her that she deserves better, but hey, she’s happy and satisfied with Henry. Who am I to say such a thing to her (or really, anyone who’s experiencing something similar)? So, yes, a thought provoking piece, for sure. And vivid descriptions with lots of feels! Love it


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