Love Battles #short prose #flash fiction

Rage darkened Miguel’s green eyes. His blood was boiling. Bible in one hand, sword in the other, breathing heavily, determined not to let his Spanish Armada be sunk the second time.

Ha! And by whom? By a Frenchman?!

Wasn’t Jacques supposed to spend his entire life alluring the other sex?

Oh, how wrong all of us were to judge Jacques like that!

And how dearly we were to pay for that juvenile judgement of ours.

Steely blue eyes, coat of arms engraved on his shield, Jacques was fighting to conquer only one heart: the heart of the woman who Miguel loved.
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Both of them reduced me to a war trophy.

In the old, beautifully tiled hacienda, darkness broke loose.

 

Excerpt from the manuscript Glass Lovers

@short-prose-fiction

image:  ELORDUY; Shuttershock; [link]

 

81 thoughts on “Love Battles #short prose #flash fiction

    1. Good morning, Ash. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. You are sweet 🙂
      Wishing you a wonderful rest of the day.
      G.

       
  1. The title “Glass Lovers” makes me think on the fragility of love. Also (although perhaps I am barking up the wrong tree on this), the title brings to mind Narcicus (self-obsession, gazing into a glass rather than a forest pool). Best – Kevin

     
    1. Hey Kevin,
      You are right. The title is meant to make the reader think of the fragility of love. Very interesting association with Narcissus. It makes me think more.
      Thank you for your wonderful comment.
      I hope everything is well 🙂

       
      1. Thanks, Gabriela. Everything is good with me, thanks, and I hope the same goes for you. When I have commented previously on your posts I have received an email asking whether I wished to subscribe to comments. However, this time around I didn’t (although I did tick the box to notify me of new comments). This didn’t cause me a problem as I just clicked on the post to read new comments, but thought you would want to know about it. Best wishes – Kevin

         
      2. Hi Kevin,
        Glad to hear that everything is ok.
        Subscribing to comments? Never heard about. Thank you for letting me know.
        I will chat with WP.
        Have a beautiful week.

         
      3. You also, Gabriela. Have a lovely week. I am now receiving email notifications when someone comments on your post, so its all good now.

         
  2. Goo0d morning G,

    Two men battling for one heart. How delicious. (Keep this a secret – I am rooting for Miguel). I like how you ended this little excerpt, it was the perfect finale for this little taste of Glass Lovers.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hope it fills your heart with inspiration.

     
    1. Good morning Drew.
      Thank you for your beautiful comment.
      “I am rooting for Miguel” 🙂

      Anyway, this post was not supposed appear today. A scheduling mistake.
      Anyway, I am thrilled you found the time to read and comment. Thank you from my heart.
      Have a beautiful day filled with love.
      G.

       
      1. Scheduling mistake to make this sunny day even brighter. Made for great balcony reading. Obviously, Glass Lovers will one day make for a good beach read. Can never have enough of those.

        Cuidate.

         
  3. Sooo…. Miguel has green eyes, the other one’s are blue?!… This combination (my color) seems to become a battle between heavens and oceans! Inspiration be with you! <3

     
    1. Aw.. correct. That was the intent here. You are great! You got it! Thank you so much for this comment. Love and hugs.

       
      1. I am happy, Just back from my official semi recreational tour. When I look at the photos I already miss that place. The only thing im not happy about is that tomorrow is Monday. 🙁

         
      2. Glad you had a recreational tour 😊 I’ll get back to you tonight. Owe you a reply. Sorry for being late. It’s been crazy here. Take care.

         
  4. What an adrenaline -charged room this is, for each character. But, reduced to a war-trophy, this makes me sad for her. But also, the fight between these gorgeous and love-charged men… well. That’s something I want to read the next chapter for!!
    Hugs xoxo

     
    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting, my dearest R.
      “reduced to a war-trophy, this makes me sad…” well, she will strike back 🙂

      I hope your week goes well.
      xoxo

       
      1. Your humility makes you an even better writer. As you “empty” yourself, you are free to express art through your words. Such power. Such inspiration. ❤️

         
      2. You are so kind. Thank you again. I do not know what else to say.
        Hugs
        Gabriela

         
      3. Aww thanks for being so sweet and lovely Gabriela! The world definitely needs more of YOU! 😁❤️☀️

         

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