Fandango’s Friday Flashback — October 16

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 16th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on October 16, 2018.


3CB78D37-B12D-49B1-A0D1-EB073F441DFA“Well isn’t this a fine case of serendipity,” he said.

She turned around and looked at the man who was standing behind her on the balcony. “Excuse me?” she said.

“The two of us here, together and alone on this balcony,” he said. “I mean I know we’ve been glancing longingly at each other all night. And here we are.”

“I honestly don’t know what you’re talking about,” she said. “I’ve never seen you before in my life. And I certainly haven’t been glancing longingly at you.”

“Oh but you have,” he said. He pulled a small sketch tablet from his sport coat pocket and held it out for her to see. There were pencil sketches he’d drawn of her, not just tonight, but over the past several months. Each sketch had date and a caption written on it. “Together Forever” one said. “My One and Only” another caption read. “Meant To Be” a third one had written on it.

“Oh my God!” she screamed. “You’ve been stalking me!”

“No,” he said. “We are destined to be with one another. You might as well acquiesce to the inevitable.” Then he moved in to giver her a kiss, but before he could get to her, she put a jujitsu move on him.

She calmly took her phone out of her purse and punched in a few numbers. “9-1-1,” the operator said. “What’s your emergency?”

A man has fallen from the third floor balcony,” she said.

Written for these prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (serendipity), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (balcony), Scotts Daily Prompt (tablet), Daily Addictions (caption), Your Daily Word Prompt (acquiesce), and Word of the Day Challenge (emergency).

16 thoughts on “Fandango’s Friday Flashback — October 16

  1. margaret21 October 16, 2020 / 6:20 am

    You’re quite right. This deserved another airing. I’ve started re-blogging a post a month from past times when I had fewer readers. It’s fun for me, if nobody else: tomorrow’s the day, this month!

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong October 16, 2020 / 6:48 pm

    I try to rerun as they were, but then I have to fix the typos, adjust for changes in reality since it was written and from where it was when I started, it’s a whole new thing when I’m done. Same theme, but entirely different writing and almost always different photographs.

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    • Fandango October 16, 2020 / 8:32 pm

      I agree about fixing typos, but I don’t adjust to accommodate changes to reality from when the original post was published. I find such changes and the “evolution” of things to be interesting.


  3. leigha66 October 24, 2020 / 12:16 am

    I really like this one Fandango. She was having nothing to do with him, for good reason I’d say.

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