Flash Fiction #197

Harry Potter

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook


They both diligently saved from their wages, determined to see at least a little bit of the world, before they settled down to careers, marriage and family.

London was fantastic, and they did all the touristy things. Being nerds, they located a Harry Potter store, bought wands, and enjoyed butter beer. They couldn’t find a platform #9-3/4, but they booked a tour on this old steam train, like the Hogwarts Special. The views of the countryside, the quaint little railway stations, and even a castle on a hill, were delightful.

Happy, but resigned, they returned to face the workaday world.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

Friday Fictioneers

On a personal note, this is my 1100th published post since Nov. 2011. Also, if you note, it’s FF #197. If all goes well, in a couple of weeks, I’ll reach another milestone of 200.   😀

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #197

  1. mjlstories says:

    That is the problem with holidays – you have to return to the real world!


  2. Dear Archon,

    There’s always that pesky ‘real world’ isn’t there?




    • Archon's Den says:

      I have a wry smile for one of the music videos that the wife watches. There’s a 20ish young man who wants to sleep till noon, then hang out with his pals, and ‘garage band’ up in his room. He complains that his parents yell, “Get up! You gotta make money.”
      Money isn’t everything…. but it’s way ahead of whatever’s in second place.
      Money can’t buy happiness…. but it makes looking for it a whole lot easier. 🙄


  3. Dale says:

    Smart of them to go out and do at least one thing before real life came in and interfered!


    • Archon's Den says:

      That story was loosely based on the grandson, and his soon-to-be wife. There’s two schools of thought. The wife and I married (relatively) young, and waited to do our traveling until the kids were out of the house, and we had enough savings, and strength left, to afford to. 😀

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  4. bearmkwa says:

    Would that we could live in the “holiday” world… reality gets in the way, too much. Great story!


  5. James McEwan says:

    A day trip away is just the tonic, fresh air, the countryside, and steam.


  6. Alice Audrey says:

    That sounds like a really nice trip.


  7. Margaret says:

    What a good way to start their life together. Then they can do it again when they’re older. Congratulations on your blogging and FriFic milestones – great achievements.

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Thank you so much! I see so many blog-sites fall by the wayside, as life interferes. Many of the FFers have been around for years. 🙂
      As for the kids – we all hope that the next generation does a bit better than we did. 😎

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  8. msjadeli says:

    Sounds like a pleasant vacation together and hoping there will be opportunity along the way for others also.


  9. Beer butter is a curious sounding drink! I think that’s a good way to spend your youth before settling down.


  10. lisarey1990 says:

    Nice trip & write.


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