‘We’ll always have Paris.’

Yeah, right. Now look at those memories: faded, crumpled and tossed in the dumpster.

She was just like all the rest of those broads, dames and dolls.

As soon as she had stepped on that plane she had forgotten about me.

Back to her old life, her passionless marriage of convenience.

Well, I wasn’t about to forget Paris.

I’m a passionate romantic. It meant something to me and my heart doesn’t forget that easily.

That’s why I got on the next plane.

That’s why I confronted her.

That’s why I’m folding her body into the dumpster.

Copyright CE Ayr

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

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75 responses to “WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS”

  1. He was the romantic type. But, he still went ahead with this cold-blooded murder.
    People and their scary moods. Some become painful memories who are tossed away…
    Very well expressed.

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  2. Well, “Bogie” was best known as gangster before he found Paris, so I wouldn’t doubt he’d hunt her down… I used the same line as my title, but without any other references to the movie.

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  3. As a fan of Casablanca, I got it. Too funny an ending! Rick just dumped Ilsa — for REAL! This should have been the “alternate ending” to the movie. Well, if it were made to day, anyway.

    Five out of five “here’s looking at you, kid”s.

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  4. Holy…………. the casual reference to dumpster in the beginning turns sinister at the end. You did a great job of cruising along so smoothly, then turning around with a left hook.

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  5. Quite the romantic. Not. Unless he thinks that it is romantic to do away with she who dares not choose him!
    Not the end I’d want for Rick and Ilsa!

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  6. And that’s why she dumped him – she could see he had this in him all along! Nice mix of strong voice and extreme violence – I like the parallel folding and throwing in a dumpster, too. Nice symmetry

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  7. What happened in Paris should have stayed in Paris! A taut little thriller here, Ian, and a nice little study in victim blaming – in his eyes, she got what she deserved. Very scary!

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