Dick Waters Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Dick Waters is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.)

Without further ado, here’s the winning story:


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by Dick Waters

I knew it was too good to be true.

It was five years ago, this very evening when we first met.

I shouldn’t have been there. However, the sudden rain shower drove me to seek shelter inside the Château Vieux-Montréal. I must have looked a sight with my long-soaked hair and nearly see through blouse.

His smile greeted me first, followed quickly by a soft white towel.

It was fate being there that night. He invited me to have dinner with him and conversation lasted until the restaurant closed. Everything about him captivated me.

I left in his chauffeur-driven limousine, but his final words haunted me since that evening. He told me that he needed some time, and if I returned five years to the day, he would make me an offer I couldn’t refuse.

Once again, I was drawing much attention and must have looked foolish standing by the entry. As much as I tried to hold back the tears, it was no use.

I turned to leave and a very white linen handkerchief greeted me. “You remembered. I will indeed make it up to you that I was late. Please forgive me. I find it hard to decide whether I like rain drops or tear drops better.”

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