50 Word Thursday — When in Rome….

B83EBC82-CD5B-4565-A437-2083F9722345He was told by the concierge at the hotel that if he wanted to rendezvous with someone, the place to meet that person would be at the Piazza del Popolo. So naturally, he still wanted to go there, one way or another, and to find that brunette, if she existed.

But whether she really existed was the ultimate question. They’d “met” two months earlier in a chat room and hit it off instantly. She was in Italy and wanted to come to the States to be with him, but didn’t have any money. She suggested he wire the funds to her so that she could pay for the airfare.

His friends told him it was a scam and if he gave her any money, he’d never see it again. But he knew they were wrong.

He decided to fly to Rome to find out if she was real or if he was being scammed. When he wrote her about his plans, she didn’t answer. 

Once he arrived in Rome, he messaged her to meet him the next day at noon, but got no response. Still, he went to the Piazza and waited.

“Alan? Is that you?”

She was, indeed, real!

(200 words)


Written for Deb Whitman’s 50 Word Thursday prompt. The idea is to write a post in multiples of 50 words — maximum of 250 words — and to include a random phrase from the current book Deb is reading. That phrase is in blue in the post.

16 thoughts on “50 Word Thursday — When in Rome….

  1. Alex August 2, 2018 / 5:14 am

    What a neat challenge and what a great way to incorporate the sentence too. I love the idea of several bloggers writing their own stories to encapsulate it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 2, 2018 / 8:02 am

      It is fun. I enjoy reading how others have taken the picture and phrase and created their own tales.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Alex August 2, 2018 / 8:51 am

        I’ll have to try this one next time around too. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  2. newepicauthor August 2, 2018 / 5:37 am

    This was the sixth man that she met online this year and she knew that she had Alan just where she wanted him. Any man that was desperate to fly all the way to Rome to meet a complete stranger deserved to be taken for everything that he had.

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  3. Sight11 August 2, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    Huh! Next morning never came for Alan Dun dun dun dun dun dun dun…………

    Liked by 1 person

  4. leigha66 August 5, 2018 / 12:34 am

    Not everyone is out to scam people… glad it was a happy ending.

    Liked by 1 person

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