#FF — Harley Days 1914

PHOTO PROMPT© Lisa Fox  (thanks for choosing this photo I took at The Gilmore Car Museum)

Back then Harl wasn’t rickety. Back then, neither was I. Blessed to have a dad who tinkered with engines and had a patient way about him, it was only natural that gasoline and oil ran in my veins.

When I cruised down Main after school, Carla, who had graduated last year, would wave from the D&C window as she arranged seasonal displays. Even from the distance and through glass, her smile shone like a beacon. My loins stirred.

I saw Carla with her folks and brother at commencement. She laughed and hugged me tight as we puttered toward the lake.

[100 words]

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the steady host of Friday Fictioneers.

55 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    A happy story Li. Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  2. Dale says:

    What a sweet tale!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you. Mark it on your calendar 😉

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      1. Dale says:

        I don`t understand…

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        1. msjadeli says:

          How often do you see me write sweet stories?

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          1. Dale says:

            Ahhh! In THAT sense! LOL. You have a point…

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  3. neilmacdon says:

    All turned out well, so long as the gasoline and oil doesn’t leak from any veins

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  4. Everyone should have such a happy love story

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Indeed, Larry. Thanks for reading and your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ronda. Glad you liked it.

      Like

  5. Lorraine says:

    Good thing Carla went along for the ride.

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  6. draliman says:

    Sweet! I can see them now, puttering off down the road together 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks, Ali.

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  7. Sandra says:

    That sounds like an idyllic era. I needed a dose of that today. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you and glad to help 🙂

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  8. What a delightful little tale!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Keith 🙂

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  9. athling2001 says:

    Simple and happy. A great story.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Athling 🙂

      Like

  10. Lovely story, well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Mason.

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  11. Sounds like romance is blossoming!

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  12. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh I really enjoyed this! Great ending.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Laurie.

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  13. GHLearner says:

    What a promising beginning to a love story. Such a sweet tale. Good vibes.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gah, thank you, I tried 🙂

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      1. GHLearner says:

        And succeeded. 😀

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      2. GHLearner says:

        I hadn’t realized that it was your photo! Great picture, and it sparked so many imaginative stories.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Thanks, Gah, and yes, it did!

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  14. Dear Lisa,

    You set it up the love story in few words. “My loins stirred.” 😉 A sweet tale. Always nice to read a story of boy meets girl and boy gets girl. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, thank you very much and glad you enjoyed the story 🙂
      Shalom,
      Lisa

      Like

  15. Sally says:

    lovely story, nice HEA.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sally. Not sure what HEA is?

      Like

  16. pennygadd51 says:

    A happy love story – what could be more pleasant! Nicely written, Jade.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Penny 🙂

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  17. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Sounds like a happy time in the story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It has a happy, dreamlike quality to it that I’d like to fall into.

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  18. James McEwan says:

    A lovely story of friendship. A sensed youthful happiness.
    Great picture by the way.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So happy you enjoyed the story, James. Thank you on the picture. The museum, which is several buildings including a giant barn, is a photographers dream.

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  19. Sheena says:

    Thanks for an interesting photo and a very sweet tale

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re very welcome, Sheena 🙂

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  20. I like the mood you create – summer, and the motorbike and ‘ laid-backness’. Great phrase — her smile shone like a beacon.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Francine.

      Like

  21. Dora says:

    Dear Lisa,
    Lovely romance of man and machine: very American in that way! We’ve always had a romance with, in, and on our cars and motorcycles. Well, there’s GREASE the musical to prove it. (Never liked it myself, but that’s a whole ‘nother story.)
    pax,
    dora

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Since Michigan used to be king of the automobile assembly line, there truly is a love affair with cars here. (Wisconsin — across the lake from us — is where the Harley-Davidson factory is/was.) I remember the GREASE movie from way back but I don’t remember much of the plot.

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      1. Dora says:

        So many movies feature that aspect of America: it’s a love affair we’ve shared with the world through many other (much better) movies.

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  22. subroto says:

    I think that loin is going to roar. Looks like the start of a youthful romance.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thanks for reading and your comment.

      Like

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