The old deck

The old deck had turned grey, polished by weather, sun and wind, but Sven recoiled as it still stung his feet letting off splinters.

Coming back he understood they had left… leaving him stranded.
He remembered their sunset evenings as he sat down tracing the patterns in the planks.

For Sven nothing had changed.
He still loved Ellie… but she had left, taking Sam with her.

He closed his eyes and letting the sun burn through his eyelids he saw the shadows of Ellie and her sister.
They had been laughing.
Undecided then, he had loved and lost them both.

Copyright – Adam Ickes

This picture I remember writing to, and I decided to do a slight rewrite of my old story.

Rochelle keeps us going with Friday Fictioners , always challenging us with new pictures (or old ones as in this case)



December 19, 2018

31 responses to “The old deck

  1. What did he think was going to happen? Continuing my song theme this week I will quote from “Sisters” – Lord help the mister that comes between me and my sister”. Excellent story.

  2. I’m the eternal optimist, so I think he’ll have them both together. 🙂 All he needs is a sexy pair of boots, and he’ll be a chick magnet again.

    As always, I love your name choices. They make me think of Ellie Goulding, Sam Hunt, and Alyssa Milano (who played Sam in Who’s the Boss?). And Sven from Frozen, of course. 😛

  3. Indecision has cost many a person their chance at love. And those splintered feet don’t sting as badly as a splintered heart.

  4. Sven had loved Ellie and Sam. Did they leave him or he ended their lives, that is why mention of the deck stinging his feet?

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