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The Longing by Raymond Roy : Stones #writephoto

The Longing 

Nails clicking waiting. Joelle’s heavily lipsticked full crimson lips stuck together, slowly separating as her jaw dropped. Her warm breath gently billowed into the cool sea air. Finally he had arrived. The loud exhaust of the dilapidated truck deflected and echoed against the stone arch. Turning off the ignition, the engine sputtered on, ending with a small backfire. Not being of similar pedigree, it was obnoxious incidents and sounds like this,in her world would be deemed uncouth but made him all the more interesting. 

He sat in the driver’s seat looking at Joelle with a crooked grin. His thin lips quickly pulled back to a display a toothy smile. He reached with his right hand to the outside handle, unlatched his door and stepped out. She had been waiting two long years for his return. Now he was only feet away and it was if she were standing in clay unable to move. He moved towards her, seeing her shiver, removed his woollen dress uniform coat and wrapped it around her shoulders. With his right hand he lowered the tailgate. They sat down looking off into the ocean as they had so years before. He held her close saying, “I told you I’d be back”. She didn’t say a word but took a long deep breath as if to breathe him in. As the wind picked up, his pinned up left sleeve flapped in the breeze reminding him of what he had left on the battlefield. “I told you I’d be back”, he whispered. 

Written for Sue Vincent’s Photo Stones #writephoto Thank you Sue:) 

Dedicated to all those who served and those that gave those men and women, hope, love and understanding. Amen. 

Corporal Roy USMC 1981

The Attendant by Raymond Roy: #flashfiction #shortstory #humor #humour

Opening the men’s room door, his down feathers swayed with the slight change in air pressure. 

Dropping my trousers and taking a seat, “Hey”

While Spinning his head away from me, he looks to see the fly that landed on his feathered back. With a quick shiver, shakes it off.”Hey yourself, where you been, ”

“Looking away when you talk to somebody, You know that’s rude.”
Yeah? Tell me about it “Mr. Can pivot his eyes without turning his head”

“Can you use your talent to look the other way while I do some paper work? “And I didn’t say talons. ”

“You are a riot! How long you been saving that one? And I’m not talking about that missile you just fired off.” “Crimeny! At least turn the fan on. ”

“Aren’t you going to wash your hands? That’s better, here’s a towel. ”

“Hey Thanks”, See you around.” Two quarters clink in the tip jar.
“Yeah see you around”

Door closes.

…..

Door opens, down feathers sway with the slight change on in air pressure. 

“Hey”

Hey yourself, how you been? …….