Flash Fiction Friday – What You Can’t See

May 9, 2023, prompt: Write a story about two who can keep a secret in 99 words (no more, no less). Is the secret between them, or is one keeping a secret from the other. Who are they? What remains unknown? What is revealed? Go where the prompt leads! See May 9: Story Challenge in 99-words for more details.

What You Can’t See – by Hugh W. Roberts

Jake and Scott found solace within their secret haven in a world of stifling judgment.

Their hearts intertwined; they danced through life’s labyrinth, concealing their secret love from prying eyes.

Behind closed doors, their passion ignited like wildfire, unapologetic and genuine.

Their whispered affections became a sacred symphony known only to them.

Society’s chains threatened them, but they held firm, protecting their secret.

Side by side, they painted rainbows of resilience, unyielding in their love’s brilliance.

Together, they vowed to endure, guarding their secret with unbreakable devotion, knowing their love was a beacon in a world longing for acceptance.

Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.

Last week’s entries with the theme ‘High Water’ can be found by clicking this link.

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27 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Friday – What You Can’t See

  1. I agree with Colleen this a beautiful and hopeful story.
    One day , Hugh , I hope that worldwide everyone will be free to love whoever they want 💜💜💜

    1. I hope so, Willow. Maybe not in the time I have left, but one day in the future the human race will allow people to love who they want to love rather than try and interfere because people are different from them.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it, Cathy. Yes we should allow people to get on with their lives rather that trying to interfere because we do not like who they are and who they love.

  2. My God, this is so romantic and simply beautiful. Simply love as love is meant to be. The story gave me goosebumps.
    May I ask you how you created the image of the three book formats? I was searching through the options Kindle gives but could not find it.

    1. Wow! It gave you goosebumps reading it? That’s wonderful feedback, thank you, Erika.

      I made the book template from one of the book sites. I can’t remember which one, but it will have been Goodreads or Book Blurb, or one of those types of sites. I’ve had then a longtime, and I recall it was another blogger who published a post about how to create them. It may have been Chelsea Owen, but I know she’s now on a summer blogging break. I hope that helps.

      1. Yes, absolutely goosebumps. I am a helpless romantic and this story reached deep!
        Oh, thank you for that hint, Hugh. I will check out goodreads or Chelsea’s blog. Thank you so much for your support!

      1. Yup, that’s what I always say. Who cares? Here in the U.S. a certain political party is making an issue out of everything. It’s frustrating that we can’t accept people for who they are.

        1. I agree, and political parties like that should be concentrating on other aspects of life that affect us all, such as the cost of living crisis and energy prices.

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