It's windy on the tops


Arms, legs, the usual.

I also seem to be running the site.

I may get around to writing some actual stories at some point.

"I did warn you."

"You've seen my underwear before."

"Yes, but not in the open air. On the highest hill in the county."

"It's windy. I'm a web designer: my wardrobe is a bit thin in the hiking skirts department."

"A lack we are clearly going to have to address if I'm going to take you out regularly."


"I can't interest you in trousers, can I?"

"What's that light over there? So bright but so tiny."

"What? That one? There's another over there, too. It's the sun shining off a car windscreen."

"And we see it from here? That must be thirty miles away."

"Gorgeous, isn't it? The view? It's why I wanted you to come here. And thought you'd like the windscreen thing."

"It does have a certain appeal. The driver has no idea she's making such an impact at so great a distance."

"I do, though, I do. And the distance isn't that great."


"See the contrast? To the East, it's all flat; on the West, it's wrinkles all the way to Wales."

"Yeah. It's like God got distracted doing the ironing."

"Come on, pub dinner on me."


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Comments (6 so far!)



I like how there's no grand concept to this - it's nothing more and less than a nice little moment. It feels very real, and that's more than enough to rate this highly in my eyes.

  • #2492 Posted 5 years ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

A vignette from ethel's life? ;)

I, too, like the simplicity of this piece. Makes me wanna get outside and take a walk.

  • #2498 Posted 5 years ago
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It's a place I visited many times in my younger days, but the "green taffeta" tag indicates that it's a conversation between the protagonists of that saga: Jo, who wears Metallica t-shirts and her boyfriend Jamie, who wears skirts and dresses more or less all the time.

  • #2500 Posted 5 years ago
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Interesting duo. Were the previous installments on Ficly?

  • #2503 Posted 5 years ago
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Yes. The start of the chain is here:

  • #2504 Posted 5 years ago
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Caught up. I remember now, though it's strange how I've reimagined the scenes based upon life's experiences in the interim.

  • #2506 Posted 5 years ago
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Story challenge:

Writing exposition is easy. In fact, a common mistake of young writers is the infamous infodump -- writing long paragraphs and pages that do nothing more than provide background and world-building for their story. It's much more difficult -- and much more…

You're All Talk by Jim Stitzel

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