Ghosts on the Run…Friday Fictioneers 7th June, 2019.

When the Ledoux Family rented out their home in Antibes, they had no idea a couple of famous ghosts would move in along with their heads.

Louis and Marie-Antoinette had evacuated Notre Dame toute de Suite after accidentally sparking the fire which almost turned their beloved Lady into a pile of ash.

Of course, it wasn’t Versailles. However, they loved the beach and their new found freedom. Louis could barely keep his hands off his beloved Queen in her alluring bikini, although didn’t like wearing budgie smugglers* at all!

“Mon Cherie, nobody would ever think to look for us here.”


Don’t ask me where the inspiration for my take on today’s prompt came from, except to say that I was quite taken by the stairs at the front and floating to the top. Stairs like that are not kind to me. By the way, Budgie smugglers is an Australian slang term for men’s tight-fitting Speedo-style swimwear and the term received a lot of press thanks to our former Prime Minister Tony Abbott who was often photographed wearing them. He is a volunteer lifesaver.

This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wishoff Fields. This week’s prompt was provided by C.E. Ayr. Thanks, C.E.

We’d love you to join us. Every week, Rochelle posts a photo prompt and we respond in 100 words or less and I’ve been quite amazed at what we’ve been able to accomplish in so few words. Makes me ponder the need for the novel.

Best wishes,


16 thoughts on “Ghosts on the Run…Friday Fictioneers 7th June, 2019.

  1. Rowena Post author

    It’s interesting that you picked up on all the pot plants, because there are alot and you’re right. There’s one in every possible spot.
    Our place is like that with books. They’re everywhere and I’ve been caught staring at the bookcase and my husband thought I’d finally lost the plot completely but I was staring at the books searching for any I could move on. It’s like pulling teeth. I need to get back to the gardening. It’s looking a bit sad.
    Best wishes,

  2. Rowena Post author

    Thank you, Jo. They certainly knew how to enjoy life, even if it was at others’ expense.
    Best wishes,

  3. New Journey

    Oh my, I loved the story, and I could be in that house easily, however my potted plants on the stairs would not be in such a uniform of color. Beautiful home and Louis and Antoinette could live with me anytime. lol xx

  4. Rowena Post author

    I think it might’ve been sparked by the equipment. I would have to be the one responsible and can picture some poor kid who snuck in a smoko on the job and set the place ablaze. What a thing to have on your conscience!

  5. Rowena Post author

    That’s cool, Kat. I will send them your address. They’re just learning how to use a computer and are in the process of setting up a Facebook account.
    My choice of plants over the years has also been very eclectic. I have a beautiful red climbing rose out the back which has survived 17 years of us living here which is a miracle. There’s also a crabbe apple out the front and a white magnolia called Little Gem. We also have a massive Norfolk Pine out the front and a big Jacaranda tree. These all thrive on neglect. I would like to get some red geraniums set up in pots. They also have a nice splash of colour.

  6. New Journey

    One of my favorites to add color are geraniums and impatience’s. I have a couple pink geranums and one dark red that I just transplanted, it wasn’t happy, so I am trying a clay pot and a different area on the deck. I love Norfolk pines, they are so temperamental for me, I have trouble with them. Maybe I baby them to much. but mine never live. My grandmother had a crabbe apple tree, she always made pies with them, sweet and juicy with just a little tang. I will watch for them if they reach out, whats there facebook name? xxxx

  7. New Journey

    It was hard to watch on tv. I felt a very special connection with her. Not sure why I think she would be a her church, but I feel like shes a very old woman mothering to so many. I could of set for hours and just enjoyed the feeling I had when I visited. So different than the Abby in London. There I felt eyes on me everywhere I went. LOL xx

  8. Rowena Post author

    Hi Kat,
    How are you? I’ve losing track of a few of the threads we’ve got running at the moment. How are you? My daughter performed in a show in Newcastle on Saturday and had the state aerobics championship in Sydney on Sunday and I caught up with friends at both ends around that. So, it was a great weekend but I’ve been catching up this week. I’ve started a new blog for my family history stories today. I think it’s going to help me get the flow of these stories going and help me get the book moving. I also have a lot of material which is really interesting but won’t make it into the book so I can post it in there and interested parties can find it.
    Hopefully I’m on the way. I’ve already had a whole 8 views and I’ve even received a message saying it’s my best day ever. Funny that!
    Lots of love,

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