Perfect Resistance





Image courtesy of Jellico’s Stationhouse

The late evening sun seemed to beam approval. Marie-Anne saw a large OK in the shadow of her bicycle wheel and its angular frame, projected on a whitewashed wall.
Antoine sprawled in his chair, eyes closed, legs stretched out in front of him.
He’d been magnificent, so calm as he blew the bridge, killing some of the bastards in the process and avenging her brother’s death.
“Do you want to sleep with me?”
“Because there’s a war on?” He asked, “Would you want to otherwise?”
She smiled and knew she loved him. “Because a perfect day needs a perfect close.”

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

41 thoughts on “Perfect Resistance

  1. I guess that in a war situation, when you don’t know if you’ll die the next day, you are more likely to live for the moment, including the sleeping together bit, especially when celebrating a personal victory.
    Out of interest, how many resistance fighters have ever got decorated for their courage, compared to members of the military? Their bravery astounds me, whenever I hear stories of their exploits and heroism.

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    • Thanks, Sarah. The Resistance fascinates me, they were so brave. I’m not sure how many were decorated but they all should have been. I found the attitude of tomorrow could be your last day prevalent near the border in Israel when I went there in the early eighties. It was strange because they accepted calmly that as the way life was, any moment a missile or bomb could annihilate the Kibbutz.

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      • I don’t know how people accept the daily potential of their annihilation so calmly. It’s not something I could do. Perhaps they develop a philosophy of living each day as if it were their last. On the other hand, it may be accepting that there’s nothing you can do, because you have no control over those in power.

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        • It is hard to imagine, I just wonder if in that situation though, it changes you and you develop that resignation, philosophy call it what you like. I’ve always felt I’d be totally helpless in war situations but obviously, ordinary people like me have lived through wars and in war zones.

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  2. I agree with Sarah, if there’s a war on you’d better get it while you can. It’s a good thing I didn’t know girls could be so turned on by blowing up a bridge or I might have blown up plenty when I was younger.

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