Her scarlet red hair tumbled down her back as she released it, cascading over her pale, white skin.

He reached out and felt the smoothness of her, brushing the hair over her shoulder and tracing a line down her spine to the hollow above her buttocks.

‘After all this is over, we could escape together.’

He whispered the words in her ear, kissing her gently on her exposed neck and shoulder.

She shifted on the mattress, the sheet slipped down as she turned onto her back, exposing her pert breasts and pale pink nipples. Her walnut eyes stared at him.

‘Where would we go?’ she asked.

‘Somewhere remote, where we could be alone, just the two of us. The countryside, perhaps. A forest where we could find a natural river pool and spend all day naked in the water.’

He pictured her stark, white body standing out against the dark water, next to a waterfall cascading over rocks. Then later, lying together amongst the green foliage, basking in their natural surroundings.

‘Sounds heavenly,’ she said.

They kissed, their lips touching, then opening as their tongues entered their mouths. Tenderly they held each other, letting their bodies fit into each other.

The sun began to fall and the darkness arrived once more. The nightly bombardment would soon arrive to break the spell.

Tomorrow, he would leave for the frontline once more, and she would go back to the hospital.

Until they met again he would hold onto the memory of her cascading scarlet red hair.

Copyright Sue Vincent

This is a response to the #writephoto Prompt: Cascade curated over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. Click on the link to read other stories inspired by the image.

My new novel, ‘State of War’ is now available to pre-order on Amazon in eBook format, paperback coming soon. Have a look at the trailer below:

20 responses to “SCARLET RED”

  1. Love that we both saw the same thing!!

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  2. It might be hard but when duty calls, you have got to go. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the essential workers – the heroes of our times.

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  3. Timeless! I’m sure this scene has happened so many times throughout history.

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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  4. I was holding my breath, waiting for a harsher ending with the title… I’m glad it didn’t come. Hope for the future is more to my liking 😉

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    1. A happier ending this week, it felt like I hadn’t had one for a while 🙂


      1. It took me as much by surprise as the darker twists 😉

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    1. Thank you Janet, much appreciated 🙂

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  5. Wow! You drew me in, you could feel the emotion in the story. So is your next book going to be a romance novel? Just checking? 🙂

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    1. Now that the trilogy is out the way I will definitely be doing something different, but romance? well, who knows!


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