FLAMES OF DESIRE

She wanted to be faithful.

But she couldn’t ignore the feelings rising inside her. Her senses heightening. That familiar yearning.

She felt the moistness on her lips, her tongue gently lingering around her mouth. The anticipation of that new rush of excitement, the new smell, the sweet new taste, the forbidden textures.

He had forgiven past betrayals. How much could one man take? They had sworn joint commitment this time.

It was no use. Agnes could not resist that primal urge.

‘And one of those, please.’ She pointed at the jam and cream-filled pastry.

The nagging guilt fluttered by, unacknowledged.


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Copyright Anshu Bhojnagarwala

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

Read more of Agnes and Archie’s stories HERE.

142 responses to “FLAMES OF DESIRE”

  1. MMMmmm … Valentine sweets in the air. Tempting descriptions of almost anything decadent
    including love. Nicely done, Iain. Have a great weekend.
    Isadora 😎

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  2. The descriptiveness here is wonderful.

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  3. This was a great read and being on a diet I feel the same way about certain pastries. 🙂

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    1. The easiest answer is not to diet unless absolutely necessary! 🙂

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      1. I like this answer. I was completely naughty with my diet this weekend. But, it’s Monday and I can just start again 🙂

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  4. Oh yes. I was totally misled until the twist at the end. Lovely.

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  5. a great built up to the story.

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  6. Some urges are too strong to ignore … Love build and pay off, Iain

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    1. Thanks Lynn, I know I have trouble resisting!

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  7. Ha! You had me fooled to the end. 🙂

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  8. Ha. You got me. All of that sensuous language culminating in a pastry. Well done, Iain! 🙂

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    1. Glad I drew you in 🙂

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  9. Ah, loved the build up and then that twist. Those sweets are irresistible!

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  10. She’s cheating on her diet, but if there’s no one to see does it matter? Of course, whilst her lips are shut, her hips will tell on her

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    1. The hips don’t lie! 🙂

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      1. Y/W…btw, I am reading your book. It’s very good, so far.

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        1. Thank you Dawn, glad to hear you are enjoying it. Hope you like ti by the end as well!

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          1. If I do, I will be sure to let you know 😉

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  11. Loved the twist, Iain. Well done.

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  12. It sounds as if they were both committing to a diet, and Agnes keeps giving in! Making it harder for him. LOL.

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  13. There is something to be said for a moist cream filled pastry (now I feel dirty writing that). Slick switch of perspectives at the end. Nice one.

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  14. Flames of Desire. I was with you from the start . Must be that my desire for some foods outweighs other desires. Lovely language . Very well written.
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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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