Friday, 15 October 2010

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #137 The Meeting....

They had been emailing back and forth for months.

She was pushing to meet, he not so sure.

She was beautiful - the photograph told him so.

She said he was handsome - the photo told her so.

It was arranged - 12 noon at Euston underneath the clock.

Neither recognised the other - from the photographs they'd sent.

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.


Anonymous said...

Oh! How come they did not recognize each other? Hmmm, too bad.. Well, your 55 is very effective, it carried me away! LOL. Nice piece as usual :-)

Shrinky said...

Hahaha! I suspect there is often a lot of truth behind this, too!

anthonynorth said...

So often the case, me thinks.

Valerie said...

Yeah, right, that was definite proof that people are often not what they seem.

Flowerpot said...

Yes I've heard of this happening a lot! In fact there was a piece in the Times several weekends ago written by a bloke complaining of just this!

Anonymous said...

LOL...I do think this happens quite a bit sadly. Very nice 55 my friend :)

MorningAJ said...

I met my other half that way - fortunately we were both honest!

forever lost said...

whoaa! that couple is off to a B*A*D start! I will have mine up soon!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

...and how true this fiction could be!!! Excellent.

My 55 is a double whammy this week, two for the price of one. Of course, as always, you need to scroll down below my Friday's Show n Tell.

The link is HERE I'd love to have you stop by for a visit.

Brian Miller said...

hehe. bunch of liars...i can totally see this fun 55!

tony said...

The Downside Of Vanity!

Finding Pam said...

So they altered their photos? How did the expect to recognize one another? Great 55.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh so true! ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Ron said...


Oh, how true!

And I've often wondered how much this happens.

I bet alot!

Great Flash 55, m'dear! As usual.

Have a great weekend!


Linda said...

That certainly sounds about right to me!

Have a lovely Friday!

Eric Alder said...

Neatly tied-up 55!

Jannie Funster said...

Smiles and chuckles at this one! And I wonder what percentage of e-mail love meetings go like this?? :) A LOT, I bet!

I love the image of 12 noon underneath the Euston clock, so timeless and evocative a meeting place!


Alice Audrey said...

LOL, I just knew when you said "the photo told him so" that they had sent something they weren't.

My 55 is here down the page a bit.

Akelamalu said...

They didn't recognise each other because they hadn't sent photos of themselves but of someone else Sashindoubutsu.

I think it probably happens a lot Shrinky!

Me think so too Anthony ;)

That's so true Valerie

I imagine it's more common than we think Flowerpot

Way too often Thom, I think.

I guess if you're honest it's a good a way as any to meet someone AJ. I'm glad it worked out for you. :)

No start at all Forever Lost as they didn't recognise each other! LOL

Indeed it could Hootin'Anni!

Just goes to prove it's never a good idea to lie is it Brian?

Indeedy Tony!

I think each was hoping the other had been truthful Pam LOL

Unfortunately Bee ;)

I bet it happens a lot too Ron!

Thanks Linda, I hope you have a great Friday too!

Cheers Eric :)

Glad you enjoyed it Jannie :)

Ah you guessed the punchline Alice, well done.

cheshire wife said...

It was never meant to be!

PattiKen said...

Sounds like the meeting should have happened back in 1995 when the photographs did.

Spiky Zora Jones said...

akelamalu; Ah hahahahaha. That is so funny and I will bet true in many cases. My brother would tell me that...he would change each time I see you. Different hair cut...different hair color. I'd be thin one time and next...pregnant. I could put on a pair of sunglasses and he wouldn't know me...

as for him...can't miss him...he is the loudest person in any group :) hehehe

this 55 FFF is funny honey.

have a great weekend. xxx

secret agent woman said...

Oh, boy. This happened to me - my photos were accurate but his were at least a decade old!

secret agent woman said...

Oh, boy. This happened to me - my photos were accurate but his were at least a decade old!

Cloudia said...

Aint it th truth :) !

Warm Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral


Quilly said...

Idiots. I sent Amoeba a photo of the real me and he showed up anyway! And look how happy we are 4 years later!

Akelamalu said...

I agree Cheshire Wife ;)

You got it Pattiken!

It's good to change your appearance occasionally but I think these two posted photos of someone entirely different Spiky! LOL

Ah but he recognised you SAW ;)

I think it is Cloudia ;)

That's a lovely story Quilly - honesty is always the best policy. :)

G-Man said...

Maybe they were old photo's?
Excellent 55 My Dear.
I'll be more careful in the future.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

moondustwriter said...

Truth is stranger than fiction!!!

Ha ha - people always want to portray the best side of themselves it is after all human nature

a telling 55

moonie smiles

hope said...

Wonder how often that happens these days? Too many times probably.

Funny reminder of how "human" we really are.

KB said...

LOL! So true in these times.

cathy said...

Ah! How many of these internet fakes fall into their own trap when things get real? Honesty really is the best policy.

lettuce said...

i sometimes wonder how often this happens... i bet there are lots of poignant stories

moondustwriter said...

hey sweet lady thanks for reading my "cracked" 160. Those cracks get bigger with the years.
Happy sunday

Moonie smiles

Akelamalu said...

Oh I don't believe you would do something like that G ;)

You're right moondustwriter it is human nature to want to present oneself in a good light. ;)

I imagine it happens more than we think Hope

Yes, I think so too KB

I agree Cathy :)

I bet there are Lettuce

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Wandering round looking for inspiration from those wiser than me!