Flash Fiction: Sunscreen Tourist & Camera

This week on Romance Writers Weekly, Jenna Da Sie asks us to write a flash fiction that include the words: sunscreen, camera, tourist. Hope you’ve already visited Brenda Margriet on the hop.

Most Baked

She swore tourists had never heard of sunscreen.  Joy hung the newest stock of bikinis and whipped out her phone switching to camera mode before snapping a picture of another browsing lobster.

With the word wasted outlined in normal flesh color down his sunburned arm, he must have been wasted to become a prank for his buddies.  He was also a possible winner in the Most Baked contest that Sun Suits held at their end of summer party. After viewing burnt bodies all season, she could use a trip to a nice ski resort in December.

“Excuse me.”

The low rumble of a sexy male voice stirred her from her winter fantasy.  “How can I help you, si…rr.” Sir stuck in her throat as fantasy and reality collided what embodied her high school heartthrob.

“Joy?” His aqua blue eyes flashed beneath a thick fan of black lashes.

“Colin.” No weird tan lines on this beef steak who had made it big in the surfing world.

“Your manager told me you are interest in opening the new store down at the south end of the beach.” His fingers lightly touched her arm. “I just bought the company.”

The wood floor shifted under her feet. He’d made it bigger than she’d imagined. “Wow. Congrats. So what about surfing?”

“I’m still competing. Just planning for the future. The  manager has been raving about you.  I just didn’t know it was you.” He smiled. “I’d love it if you’d manage the new location at the south end of the beach.”

“Absolutely.” No way was this happening. She held on to the rack holding the suits for support.

“Great. How about we go over the details of the opening over dinner tonight?”

Twirling a finger through a strand of hair, she wished she could to go over his fine details. Like the sculpted abs hidden beneath his company t-shirt.  Trying not to sound too enthused, she replied, “Sounds like a plan.”

“Hey, did you get a pic of the guy with the sun tattoo just walking around?” He winked.  “He’s a definite winner for the Most Baked contest. You know how to snowboard, right?”

Her heart skipped a beat and she smiled.  “I’m willing to learn…”

Now on to A.S. Fenichel !  Have a great week!


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