It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Madison Woods’ blog. This week’s photo is by Jan Morrill. You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work by clicking the link that appears below my story.
Not a Love Story
by Jan Brown
Lexi snaked through the alley, hoping no one would recognize her. She hoped no one would tell her father that she lingered in the alley at night, the cool white stucco against her unclad back. How could she explain to her family the yearnings she felt? Only Theo understood.
Theo was a man, not a feckless boy with fumbling hands. He knew her body and what it needed. Friends at school told her that Theo wanted to control her, taking wicked pleasure in sharing her. “There’s a difference between love and lust,” they said. But Lexi was lost to love, not knowing the difference.