Friday Fictioneers is on Facebook hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can read other stories or join to write your own at https://rochellewisoff.com/. A complete story in 100 words in response to a photo prompt.
photo prompt: Ted Strutz
They had been planning this Sunday on the lake. She had words for the sky, for the water: cerulean, pellucid. No exaggeration.
The town was a jewel pressed onto the lake’s edge; there was a restaurant under vines.
The boat didn’t stop. Dumped them on the opposite side in another town. Change of timetable.
The boat that could take them back was three hours away, the bus wasn’t running.
They ate sandwiches on the harbour wall, trying to laugh it off.
On the boat, she looked back at where they’d been: houses the colours of pink sugar almonds and saffron.