FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES – #13 – Just Friends Part 3 – With Audio


Yes y’all, it’s Friday! Finally! It heralds the start of half term: a week off for crazy kids and frazzled teachers like myself. And also, it’s the day Ron unveils his little prompts for us! Check it out here.

FIRST OF ALL: Please remember, this is NOT a race. Take your time. Friday is only a part of the title, not a deadline. SECONDLY, if the story is flowing, don’t let the word count stop you; keep writing.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.~Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
  • Word Count of 500. (SUGGESTED)
  • Take your favorite quote from a movie and use it as inspiration for your entry this week. If you want more direction, make it the last sentence in your piece. (REQUIRED)

Now I love a good movie, as much as the rest, but Disney films have gotta be my favourite!

So my quote is from Finding Nemo.

“Just keep swimming!” – Dory

It’s kinda funny because I have been quoting Finding Nemo a lot this last 2 weeks… (including the “Mine, Mine, Mine” line from the seagulls) at school a lot the past couple of weeks!


So to my continuation of my story… check out part 1 here and part 2 here.

Just Friends – Cont.
It was the morning after the night before if you know what I mean…
Lara gingerly looked at her phone. 10 am.  Jeez, her head was spinning! She reached over for her bottle, to gulp down some water. If nothing else, she had at least remembered to bring water up with her when she got home last night.
The memories were hazy.  She knew she had been at the bar with Neil, then things weren’t quite clear.  After that, she just remembered an awful lot of drinks, and possibly some rather crazy dancing on the bar, before that nice bartender had managed to coax her down.
How she got home, now that was another question! As long as she hadn’t disturbed Melissa, her flatmate, too much.
“I wonder if Neil got home ok?” Lara thought.  He had been in a hurry to leave, that much she remembered. “Maybe I should give him a quick call, or send a text?
Lara grabbed her phone again, and went to call, but the thought of a conversation, with her head spinning as it was, didn’t appeal.  She opted to send a message, much easier, then she settled back down to sleep again. Thank goodness it was Saturday!
It was 3 pm now. Lara had showered and freshened up. A quick cup of coffee and piece of toast was all she could stomach right now. The only thing that made her feel human again, after a heavy night was a trip to the gym.  Most of her friends could never understand her, preferring to stay indoors, or partake in a little ‘hair of the dog’, to get themselves back to normal, but for Lara, a good workout followed by a dip in the pool was the best remedy.
She grabbed her towel to wipe the glow of perspiration from her brow and took a swig from her water bottle. That had been a rigorous hour-long workout, and she was feeling much better, looking forward to a swim.  Stepping into the shower before the pool, she started to get a little niggling feeling. A prickle of a memory, and something not too pleasant at that. Pushing the thoughts aside, she walked to the edge of the pool and dived in, swimming a couple of lengths before it hit her.
Last night.
Her conversation with Neil.
The reason he had left in such a hurry.
Oh, dear God, what had she been thinking?! She was reddening at the thought what she had said to him. How could she have been so bold? Lara knew how she felt about Neil, and it seemed plainly obvious what he thought in return.
How on earth was she going to face him at work on Monday? Maybe she could book some time off, and not see him for a few days, let the awful incident fade in his, and her, memory…
She reached the edge of the pool and stopped for a moment to catch her breath. Right. It would be ok. He would see that she had been drunk, and she could play the old ‘just joking’ card. Or just act as if nothing had happened and be totally normal-
Or panic! Right now! Just there at the entrance to the pool, she saw him. Neil, and Mya, coming in for a swim. Oh, sugar!
Lara set off on another length, wishing the water would just swallow her up! “It’s ok, I’ll be ok. Come on Lara. Don’t look up, don’t look around. Just keep swimming!”

There we have it! Another installment in a story that was never meant to be a series!

I hope it satifies your curiosity Ron, and any of my other faithful readers!

Please, let me know what you think! Any constructive criticism, or comments would be gratefully received!

Audio File

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  5. Hugh's Views and News
    Feb 18, 2016 @ 16:38:53

    This is like waiting for your favourite TV show to come on every week. It’s good, Ritu, very good. I’ve got all sorts of endings in my mind for this one but I wonder where it is you will take us?

    Liked by 1 person


  6. oneta hayes
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 07:26:37

    I want to know What happens. Who is Mya? I missed the first part. Got to catch up.

    Liked by 1 person


    • Ritu
      Feb 14, 2016 @ 09:20:40

      Oh my, this will become a proper saga, won’t it?!
      There are links to the first two parts in the post, but so you know, Mya is his girlfriend!



  7. Judy Martin
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 19:10:28

    This is great Sis. I am dying to know what happens next! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  8. wafflemethis
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 15:44:49

    That is amazing sis. Can’t get enough of your stories. Happy weekend and half-term super teach😉😘

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Erika Kind
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 13:13:35

    Yes, yes, yes…… keep going, Sis! Looking forward to next week 😃 It is absolutely great! When you are keeping it up for the year, you are having a book!

    Liked by 1 person


  10. TanGental
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 10:05:59

    Nicely done. This has legs

    Liked by 1 person


  11. lisamariagardiner
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 00:24:44

    More please 😁😁

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Donna
    Feb 12, 2016 @ 23:02:49

    A very good serially story.

    Liked by 1 person


  13. Ronovan
    Feb 12, 2016 @ 22:59:51

    You know this is never going to end, right? 🙂 We all want to see what happens when they see each other again. 😛

    Liked by 1 person


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