Friday Fictioneers, Oct 28 – A Bridge Too Far

With a nod to Dr. Seuss l have two things to cover before getting to this week’s story.

Thing 1: I am technically challenged. Last week my dog Willa got tangled in the cords from my laptop and pulled it off a table. Luckily she was not hurt. My laptop was not so lucky. The hard drive sustained a fatal blow. So I am forced to use my unfamiliar tablet. Typing accurately has been a struggle and when composing last week’s post it persisted in changing font colors despite many efforts to correct it. All this is an effort to apologize if you found last week’s post difficult to read.

Also, although I read most of last week’s submissions, it was difficult to submit comments. I know feed back is like oxygen to a writer, so I vow to make more comments this week.

Thing 2: Hats off once again to Rachael Wisoff for posting this week’s challenge and for reading and commenting. Thank you to all those that read my story last week and for the comments.

In case you aren’t aware of Friday Fictioneers, Rachael posts a photo prompt every Wednesday. The challenge is to write a story based on the prompt in 100 words or less. Please check out Rachael’s blog, https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/, and join us if you dare.

Here is week’s prompt –

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PHOTO PROMPT  © Peter Abbey (Peter Abbey)

 A Bridge Too Far

He smiles, turning my insides to jelly. The thumping in my ears drowns out rational thought. I  know the murmurings. He’s from the dangerous side of town. Up to no good, he is headed for the State Penn. But I can’t resist the cheeky grin and lazy eyes that lay me bare.

Approaching the bridge, I steel myself against the blistering stares of my friends and the jeers from his. My pulse races. I edge onto the concrete. I expel the breath and schoolgirl fantasies I have been holding, turn on my heels and scurry to the safety of my cozy life.

100 Words

Thanks for reading. Normally I add a link here for you to be able to read more Friday Fictioneer stories but for some reason I can not get the link to work. Please click the link above for Rachael’s site which will lead you to more stories.

 

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Friday Fictioneers Oct 21- Heart Strings

Another week another Challenge from the Friday Fictioneers. The goal is to write a story, 100 words or less, based on the photo prompt. If you would like to check out the challenge’s blog HERE is the link.

Once again a big thank you to Rochelle Wisoff for taking the time to host the Friday Fictioneers challenge and for dedicating so much time to reading and commenting on all the submissions. And of course, I would also like to thank everyone that read my post last week and for taking the time to comment.

This week’s photo prompt –

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PHOTO PROMPT © Claire Fuller

He tenderly placed the last box into the trunk of his car. The finality of the clunk when he closed the lid made him shiver.

When Agnes’ diagnosis had been proclaimed, he had carried the weight of her illness and then all too soon that of her death. Deeply wounded, he now faced the worse burden of all – life without his beloved wife

He had given in to the constant barrage that stated removing all traces of his wife would help him heal. No one had to know about the small shelf of keepsakes that his wife had lovingly collected.

100 words

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Friday Fictioneers, Oct 14th – Angel’s Glow

Here we go again. Another week another Challenge from the Friday Fictioneers. The goal is to write a story, 100 words or less, based on the photo prompt. If you would like to check out the challenge’s blog HERE is the link.

Once again a big thank you to Rochelle Wisoff for taking the time to host the Friday Fictioneers challenge and for dedicating so much time to reading and commenting on all the submissions. And of course, I would also like to thank everyone that read my post last week and for taking the time to comment.

This week’s photo prompt –

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PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Angel’s Glow

The winds roared, a freight train barreling towards us. We huddled in the cramped shelter clinging to hope. Hope that our little family survived and that our battered farmhouse and carefully planted fields would exist when we emerged. My father lit lanterns describing how the glow was from angels and was sent to keep us safe.

Although the storms that threaten to destroy me now rage from within that does not make them less terrifying than the tornadoes of my childhood. Day or night, when I feel them building, I light the lanterns and take shelter in the angel’s glow.

100 words

Thanks for reading. If you would like to read more entries, they can be found HERE.

Friday Fictioneers, Oct 7th – Bliss

Once again I am tackling the Friday Fictioneers Challenge to write a story, 100 words or less, based on the photo prompt. If you would like to check out the challenge’s blog HERE is the link.

A big thank you to Rochelle Wisoff for taking the time to host the Friday Fictioneers challenge and for dedicating so much time to reading and commenting on all the submissions. I would also like to thank everyone that read my post last week and for taking the time to comment. I am a newbie to the world of writing and any imput you could give me to help me grow is really appreciated.

On to this week’s challenge –

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BLISS

PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr

She was absorbed in the view of the cottages, built in an era when life was simpler, and was at peace. Life as a farm laborer was hard, but she mused it was far superior to days spent in the bleak factories that threatened to overrun the village.

The willow trees trailed their fingers along the glass-like surface of the lake. The smell of jasmine filled the air. Breathing it in, she vowed to never leave.

The nurse who had maneuvered the wheelchair in front of the large photograph, the only color in the stark windowless room, shrugged and left.

Thanks for reading. If you would like to read more entries, click HERE.