Secrets – Friday Fictioneers

 

Photo Prompt Jellico’s Stationhouse

Every Sunday he took his bike and drove across town.

He would be gone all day; it was his weekly workout, that’s what the neighbors thought.

He rode his bike a few blocks; then he got off and hid it behind a bush. He looked left and right down the street, made sure nobody had followed him.

He snuck into the house like a thief and repeated the same when he left.

He was very careful; nobody was supposed to know that he had a boyfriend.

Perhaps one day he would be allowed to openly love and not be judged.

(Word count: 100)


Friday’s Fictioneers are held by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Every week she surprises us with a picture and asks us to write a 100-word story. “Make every word count,” she says, and so we try to follow her footsteps.

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20 thoughts on “Secrets – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I found it so ironic that one of my all time faves of the 1970s, Barry Manilow, FINALLY “came out of the closet” just last week. He said he hadn’t done this earlier because he didn’t want to disappoint his mostly female fans. I remember being swept away in the romance of both his words and his music. At the time, I may have given a romantic thought or two towards the man himself and so have to agree that if he had come out at the height of his popularity he probably would have experienced a major social backlash. Now, though, I don’t think any of us ladies who remember the feelings his songs evoked in us are surprised at all to hear that he is a homosexual, and has been for quite a while. I see that as a sure sign of society’s progress.

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  2. Too bad he had to sneak around like that. I agree that the younger generation will not have the same bias and prejudices that we still see today. However, things are getting better . . . slowly.

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