This is a flash fiction story about photos, nudity and love.

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“Are you sure?” the man said.

“After today I’m officially retired,” the woman said.  “You can always get another nude model, another younger model.”

“Another model,” he said.  “I’m in love with you.  You’re not just another naked woman.  That’s why the better mags want the photos.  It’s never been just about sex.  It’s never been just about the extra money.”

“You’re such a romantic.”

“Okay, stand over here.  Now drop the robe and let’s check the specs.  Strike a pose.”

“Like this?”

“A little more towards me.”

“My tummy,” she said.

“After all these years you still don’t trust me.  I know what I’m doing.  Have I ever taken a bad photo of you?”

“Not so far.”

“Okay, I just need to move the lights in a little closer and we can start shooting.”

Two hours later he took the last shots and then he shut down the lights.  She got up from the bed where she was posing nude and slipped on her bathrobe which was draped across the bed.  From outside came the sound of a vehicle stopping in the street beyond the well-kept front lawn of the house.  The house was in a suburb of Pittsburgh.  The man parted the drawn curtains and peeked down at the yellow school bus stopped in the street beyond the lawn.

The man said, “The kids are home.  What’s for supper?”

“Meat loaf.”

“Again?”

The End

My blog is the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette

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  • R.B. Parsley on Aug 14, 2009

    Guy,
    Loved your short story. It kept me reading all the way to the end. Loved the ending. Keep up the great writing.

    Randy

  • Guy Hogan on Aug 14, 2009

    Thank you, Randy. Of course, the twist at the end is when the reader realizes that the couple are husband and wife. And they obviously love each other.

    http://www.writinghood.com/writing/short-story-ideas-that work/

  • oldster on Aug 15, 2009

    Nicely put. Good story.

  • oldster on Aug 15, 2009

    Very nice shortie.

  • Guy Hogan on Aug 16, 2009

    oldster, thank you. I think the story conveys to the reader not only the physical intimacy of the couple but also their emotional intimacy with each other and that really makes the story sexy.

    http://www.writinghood.com/style/how-to/writing-great-dialogue-made-easy/

  • lillyrose on May 12, 2010

    very cheeky! loved it

  • Guy Hogan on May 12, 2010

    Thank you, lillyrose. I get a kick out of these little short stories when they turn out as good as this one.

  • strovek on Nov 9, 2010

    Good ending.

  • Beecansee25 on Jan 11, 2011

    impressive story…

  • Snooky on Jan 11, 2011

    I am cracking up !!

  • PR Mace on Jan 11, 2011

    Glad, you listed this as I missed it the first time around. Very good story and I loved the ending.

  • irvinder Singh on Jan 12, 2011

    a teaser

  • Tulan on Jan 22, 2011

    that’s a good one, Guy.

  • LoveDoctor on Feb 21, 2011

    A good way to reignite the spark in your relationship. nice work.

  • Temjen Imchen on May 4, 2011

    Loved it.

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