Bloody Valentine Blog Hop

A. F. Stewart is hosting this blog hop to celebratate heartbreak, love gone wrong, romantic mayhem and tragedy, hopefully with that little splash of humour and blood. There is no blood in the following short story of mine, but there is plenty of hearbreak in only 100 words.

The Kiss (100-Word Story) by Pat Bertram

When Jack entered her flower shop, all Jen could do was stare. It had been years since she’d seen him, years she’d spent regretting their final quarrel, yet she still felt the same attraction. His heavy-lidded gaze told her he felt it, too.

He held out a hand, and she let him draw her close for a kiss that spanned the years. She snuggled into his embrace. Everything would be perfect now that they were together again.

“How did you know I was here?” she asked.

“I didn’t. I just came in to buy flowers.”

“For me?”

“For my wife.”


“The Kiss” and five more of my 100-word stories were published in the Second Wind Publishing anthology Love is on the Wind, which you can download free from Kindle or Smashwords today.

I hope you will check out these other blogs participating in today’s Bloody Valentine Blog Hop. There should be plenty of mayhem to satisfy your both your romantic and unromantic desires.

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A Diamond In The Dark


A Bloody Kind of Lust

Keith Pyeatts Horror with Heart Blog

Musings of Papa Zen

The Cult of Me

Bestiary Parlor: The Musings of a Zoologist

Sheila Deeth’s Blog

Ash Kraftons Demimonde


Yours in Storytelling

Author JCooper

Laughing for a Living

Lift You Up

Spoiler Princess

The Curse Books


Pagan Spirits book blog

Random Babble

Exile on Peachtree Street

A. F. Stewarts Blog

5 Responses to “Bloody Valentine Blog Hop”

  1. Sheila Deeth Says:

    I like it! Very bitter-sweet, and it’s fun to read 100 words again. (Mine’s 250–it’s just so hard to give up counting, even for Lent.)

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      I wish I were one of those people with a zillion ideas. I always liked writing 100-word stories, but it takes me as long to come up with an idea for a story as it does for a novel.

  2. A. F. Stewart Says:

    Great story; it says a lot with those few words.

  3. leener814 Says:

    I love this!!! It’s hysterically funny to me, just so wrong!
    I could write 100 of these romantic mayhem stories based on my former single life. In fact, I can sum it up in just one word: disastrous!

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