The key settled at the bottom of the Seine.

Love lock, cadenas d'amour, Paris Amongst so many others, that were already rusting away. At the same time the young lovers on the bridge were locked in a deep kiss. Each one still holding an open hand over the railing.

They had decided to lock in their love and throw away the key.

Silently they had exchanged vows on this late summer evening, to love one another forever.

Little did they know how strong the power of locking away their love would be, what the impact would be on their fragile souls. But they were about to find out.


I feel a bit rusty, just like the keys, I hope you enjoyed my short piece of flash fiction of 103 words.

I took the photograph of the love locks on the Pont de l’Archevêché. I am not sure if they are still up, as on the Pont des Arts, they have been removed.


© Solveig Werner 2015. All rights reserved.

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4 thoughts on “Locked love in Paris

  1. I feel like you’re doing a great job of foreshadowing in this, and this love story is clearly headed for doom! I’m sort of glad these two will not get a happy ending because seeing those locks always makes me crazy. All I can think about is the keys going in the water. I worry about some poor fish swallowing them. : (

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    1. Thank you. I might continue it, one day (there are so many stories that I should continue).
      You are not the only one. Here a railing of a bridge broke, lucky it did not fall onto a boat or anything. The main bridge with locks has been declared lock free, but only yesterday on a different bridge I saw street vendors selling locks…
      I read/heard that the keys are definitely not good for the environment. Now they are trying to figure out what to do with all those old locks.

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  2. Great flash, but it got me wondering where this tradition started, as it’s quite popular in Korea as well. In Korea, they say it came from a famous TV show, but I’m not so sure, if it’s in France as well!

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