Jean Pierre – Monday’s Finish the Story Flash Fiction Sept 7th

The  Mondays Finish the Story challenge is to write a short story (100-150) words that contain the first line provided and is related to the photo provided. Here’s mine for this week. Enjoy!

Eiffel Tower“As her mount shifted uneasily under her, she grasped the brim of her old felt Stetson, gazed upwards and remembered Jean Pierre.”

Her brother did not share her love of adventure. He did not feel stifled by the crowded streets, or drowned in the traditions of the Parisiens. He had no desire to explore the open spaces of the American west. To him, America was provincial, and he was open in his criticism of “vulgar” Americans.

Saying goodbye to Jean Pierre and the city she loved was heart-wrenching. Twenty years later, her breath still caught in her throat at the thoughts of their last meeting. The image of Jean Pierre standing alone and defeated among the scurrying throng of tourist at the base of the Tour de Eiffel is forever burned into her memory.

Photo courtesy of the Huffington Post
Photo courtesy of the Huffington Post

She gripped the reigns and spurred Jean, her horse, on and glanced over her shoulder to be sure Pierre, her Border Collie, was close behind.

 

 

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