It Was Instant, as if We Were….

PHOTO PROMPT – © ceayr

PHOTO PROMPT – © ceayr

I never believed in love at first sight.

In an attempt to uncover my father’s “Bohemian Days”, I was exploring a part of the south of France that the guidebooks skip. “The Lady” came to investigate the rare stranger in the village.

Our eyes locked, our minds became one. I was smitten.

That evening she invited me to her residence, the Chateau de Sable, a name which seemed familiar. When we arrived I showed her a photograph of my father and a woman in front of the chateau.

“Maman! Papa!”

I blanched. “Ma soeur?”

She stared, a tear formed. “Oui.”

(It should be obvious, but just in case: “Maman! Papa!” = “Mom! Poppa!”; “Ma soeur?” = “My sister?”; and, of course, “Oui.” is “Yes.”)

Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This weeks prompt is here and uses a photo provided by  © ceayr.  Read more or join in by following the “linky“.

This week I’ll attempt to keep it at one story ;)

35 thoughts on “It Was Instant, as if We Were….

  1. Martin Flux

    Ooh, this would have been interesting if they had not found out straight away – maybe not the best romance, but it would definitely make for an intriguing story. As it is though – well, all’s well that ends well. ;-)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks Amy! I’ll admit I didn’t think of the “Sand Castle” angle, and yet the story I wrote was a kind of sandcastle – their “love at first sight” was washed away by the first wave and didn’t last any longer than a sandcastle build below the high-tide mark would have lasted…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Oui, ça l’est! To think you’ve found true love, only to discover it must stay familial love…
      Truthfully, I’ve visited France a few times, but I am very out of practice and my French pretty much doesn’t exist any more….

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  3. Dreamer of Dreams

    What a tragedy — love at first sight, and with a hitherto-unknown sister! I wonder what they’ll do about it.
    Beautifully narrated, and full of possibilities for a longer story (reminds me in terms of the brother-sister storyline of “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides).

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Well, its a half sister, but still far to close! I could see it as a longer story – trying to uncover his deceased father’s “lost years” with little to go on but a name and a photograph.
      Thanks!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. I wonder if we would be instantly attracted to an unknown half-sibling, like seeing a bit of a reflection of ourselves in the other person. I think so. Maybe not love at first sight, but I think there’d be an attraction…

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