Our Tenth Valentine’s Day

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

My heart skipped a beat when her text arrived. Starting the car now.

My reaction surprised me. After all, we’d been best friends for ten years—since that lucky Valentine’s Day, when, at the age of seven, she moved into the house across the street.

It had been snowing then, too. I watched her burst from the back seat and spin around and around amidst big, fluffy snowflakes.

I’ve never told her, but I fell in love with her that first Valentine’s Day.

Snow crunched beneath my feet as I crossed the street, a rose tucked safely inside my coat.

THE END (Or is it the beginning?) ❤

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

Friday Fictioneers is a compilation of writers from around the world who gather online weekly, guided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge? To write a story in 100 words or less based on a new photo prompt.

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Thank you for the photo prompt, Dale Rogerson! How could I not help but think of a little romance after viewing the lovely little scene! ❤

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36 Responses to Our Tenth Valentine’s Day

  1. neilmacdon says:

    A secret love about to be revealed

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  2. I hope it goes well for him, or her!

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  3. Dear Jan,

    As I read Claire’s comment, it occurs to me that you haven’t said whether the MC’s a man or woman. Lovely either way.



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  4. This is a sweet little story. Good for the occasion, too!

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  5. trentpmcd says:

    Nice, romantic story for Valentines Day.

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  6. pennygadd51 says:

    You’ve written this with a beautiful lightness of touch, and with real eye for the significant detail. I was particularly delighted by “It had been snowing then, too. I watched her burst from the back seat and spin around and around amidst big, fluffy snowflakes.” It seems to me to be exactly the sort of scene that would capture the imagination and heart of the person watching.

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    • Jan Vanek says:

      Thank you so much, Penny. The “dancing” scene was from my own memory of how I used to love the snow. We get very little of it in Dallas, so this photo brought back warm memories of some very cold play. 🙂

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  7. Oh, oh, oh, I hope it goes OK…

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Really hope she feels the same! 🙂

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  9. Anna Rymer says:

    Aw yeah – this is lovely. I absolutely read the main character as a woman so it had that added tension of whether the love will be reciprocated.

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    • Jan Vanek says:

      Anna, as I mentioned above, I originally wrote this story from the POV of a teenage boy, but I like the tension and uncertainty created with a female narrator. Thanks for inspiring a new, rich and uncertain next chapter!

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  10. joem18b says:

    happy valentines back at you


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  11. Oh, it’s the beginning! A delightful little tale

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  12. Varad says:

    A sweet little story. Nicely told.

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  13. Awwee, so sweet. Fingers crossed 🙂

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  14. Dale says:

    This was absolutely delightful – and I am positive that she will be thrilled that he has divulged his true feelings (which, of course, she already knew…)

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  15. Jelli says:

    An absolutely beautiful story! 🙂 ❤


  16. LucciaGray says:

    Sweet story for Valantine’s day 🙂


  17. subroto says:

    Sweet story. I like how the story ends, it is left to the reader’s imagination to guess what happens next, acceptance or rejection.


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