JusJoJan — The City of Lights

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Linda G. Hill gave us our prompt for today’s Just Jot It January post. The word is “Paris” and it was suggested by Kelli at Forty and Fanastique.

I was going to write a brief tale about a man and a woman who meet and discover love in the most romantic city in the world, the City of Lights, Gay Paree.

But, alas, this is what popped into my head and it has left no room in there for any other response to the word “Paris.”

100WW — A Coming Out

393C39CE-5219-49E7-8B0E-F12FEA914073Alex handed Vicky an 8×10 envelope with nothing written on the outside. “What’s this?” she asked him.

“Take a wild guess,” Alex said, a broad grin on his face.

Vicky flipped the envelope over and opened the flap, pulling out a glossy photograph of Paris at night, the Eiffel Tower right in the middle of the image. She gave Alex a quizzical look.

“There’s more,” he said. Vicky shook the envelope and a single, one-way ticket fell out.

“Alex?” Vicky said.

“I’m coming out, Vicky,” he said. “Where better for a gay man to come out than Gay Paree?”

(100 words)


Written for Bikurgurl’s 100 Word Wednesday prompt. Photo credit: Paul Gaudriault.