“Stop saying ‘It’s just the circle of life’  or I will punch you,” she said.

“Well, it is,” he replied. “That’s the way the world works.”

“Which doesn’t mean you have to start quoting The Lion King.”

He smirked and climbed up onto a rock, looking out over the stone-strewn sands of the shoreline. Waves came in and out, glowing with the early morning light. They extended on forever, a field of seemingly infinite grey-blue.

“I think,” he said, reaching down a hand, “the problem’s with your attitude.”

She refused the hand, pulling herself up onto the rock without help. They stood there, the crashing surf just below them.

“My attitude?” She folded her arms and raised her eyebrows in a way that would have made most men run for cover.

“You need to relax,” he said. “Have more fun. Adopt my problem-free philosophy. Hapuna Matata. What a wonderful–”

The palm of her hand struck him square in the chest, sending him tumbling into the surf. He struggled to get to his feet. Every inch of him was drenched. Water dripped from his long hair down his nose.

She laughed.

“You’re right,” she said. “I did need to have more fun.”


Word Count: 193

This is my entry for this week’s Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. Thanks to rogershipp for running the challenge! Photo is from pixabay.com.

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    That’s what you get for over quoting Disney movies!

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  2. Lynn Love says:

    Ha! Very good. Nice, realistic relationship there – well told and a great ending. Great take on the prompt too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great one. I’m glad it didn’t turn dark – made me laugh.

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