Flash Fiction: The Only Way is Nude

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PHOTO PROMPT © Rowena Curtin for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers. Other stories featuring the prompt can be found here.

Pearl Alley thrived. The local dress shop catered to the nudists. Jude and Coen stripped off their gear and stored their items in the oversized locker they rented. 

“Freedom,” said Coen, slamming the door shut.

The pair walked down the stairs and waved at Anne as she sold a skimpy cotton dress to a naked customer on the first floor.

“Did you see the coin she traded with? It looked old.”

“You have enough old coins — home.” 

Jude took her husband’s hand and led him down the alley to the beach. Hitting the water, their legs turned into tails. They swam home.


This week’s story stars two characters from the novel I have been working on and therefore set in The ImmorTales World. I figure I’ve put these two through enough hell and they deserve a break. Darkest story I’ve ever written and coming from me that says a lot.


    1. Some of the creatures carry crossbody bags, mini backpacks, or pouches tied to their bodies. But yes, it would be annoying for them to have not have something to store small objects. 😀

      Thanks, T.

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  1. Is that what Gym Class Heroes were singing about when they said, “We have to take our clothes off to have a good time”? An intriguing way to get people into the ImmorTales. They come for the nudity and stay for the tales or tails.

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    1. I don’t know, there was this one episode of “Buffy” where the swim team turned into water creatures. So, I figured maybe there is something about American gym class?

      Nudity sells. All about marketing!

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