This weeks Flash!Friday is based on the classic novel 1984. The themes I chose to incorporate in my story were a character that’s a historian and the conflict of man vs society (government). Here is the optional picture prompt which I loosely incorporated:
Old School Romantic
The lady in the red dress leans in closer, placing her hand on my lap. I play it cool, like this is an everyday occurrence. She whispers delicately, “I heard a rumour that you’re a history buff…”
My heart races, a mixture of fear and excitement, “Me, a historian? Don’t be silly.”
She leans away and pouts, “that’s a shame, I find the old ways extremely sexy. Back when everyone was free to do anything they wanted…” Her tongue rolls the straw around her glass.
I stare around the room anxiously. Is she trying to get us both arrested? There could be micro-cams anywhere in this run down bar. Any moment now the Suppressors could kick the door down and drag us both to Blackbar.
I hold my breath, but nothing happens. Instead she gets up to leave. I should let her go, she’s clearly dangerous.
“Wait.” The word falls out of my mouth like a brick. I pull her close, “I might know a thing or too about the olden days. I found a box of books in the attic. Mostly romance novels, but a man can learn a lot from reading if you catch my drift…”
She smiles seductively, “I can’t wait for you to tell me all about them.”
That’s when she pulls out her badge.