A Role Reversal

I missed last week’s Friday Fictioneers; for friends and followers, my previous post explains what happened. All is still not well but this is not the place…

The lovely photo prompt this week, courtesy of Managua Gunn should provoke some great stories from the Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle as usual for continuing to spur us into action.

copyright Managua Gunn

copyright Managua Gunn

Genre: Fiction

Word Count: 100

Role Reversal

She stands erect, eyes forward never moving, as we watch her from the corner of the square.

Her long blonde hair is tied back under her helmet, her uniform immaculate as always. I want to touch her, but cannot.

Occasionally she will come to attention, march to the post across the courtyard, turn and march back, but I haven’t time to wait.

Last night she wasn’t immaculate as she abandoned herself to desire. Passion spent, we slept entwined, waking early for her to take up her post.

We walk away. I have to get the children to school.


52 thoughts on “A Role Reversal

    • Thanks Sandra, this just seemed to pop into my head!
      My husband came home this evening, he is still quite weak but getting better. Thanks for your good wishes


    • Glad you liked it Janet, it almost wrote itself!
      I’ll take a look at your post, sounds very interesting.
      My husband is home now, still weak but getting better thankfully.


      • The kind that almost write themselves are the best kind, aren’t they, especially when you don’t have lots of time to spend on writing. Glad your husband is doing better and I pray he recovers quickly.



      • Yes they are somehow.
        Thank you so much for your prayers Janet, I have been overwhelmed by the caring thoughts I’ve received during this time. The kindness of people has been humbling.


  1. This is a lovely story!

    I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s illness. I know from very painful experience how devastating an infection can be — as well as the antibiotics that are the “cure.” Godspeed his recovery. And bless you for being such a good caregiver!


  2. Relationships are always so complicated, and we live many lives; wear many uniforms. This was very well written and you conveyed the narrator’s longing very well.


  3. I agree with David’s comment. She was a stone statue at work and a fiery, passionate lover at home. Great take on the prompt.
    Sending up prayers for you and yours.


    • Thank you Russell, I think your description is spot on!

      Thank you also for your kind words, they are really appreciated. My husband is feeling better but not back to his usual self yet.


  4. I didn’t even spot she was a ‘she’ when I saw the picture, or I might have written a different story. You’ve done a great job here, and there are a lot of women in the services, but you don’t often see a tale from that perspective. I really liked this 🙂


    • Thank you Trudy.
      To tell the truth I decided to write as if the soldier was a woman; then when I was ready to post I noticed the hair, thought it looked a bit strange for a man.
      Glad you liked it


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