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 –


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

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






12 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers Oct 21- Heart Strings

  1. Dear Cindy,

    While others might mean well, I don’t agree. It might be unhealthy to keep all of his dead wife’s belongings but a few sweet reminders are perfectly okay. It’s not like she didn’t exist and I don’t believe she should be treated so. Okay. I’ll step off the soap box. Obviously a well written story to evoke such emotion. 😉




    1. Glad the story was strong enough to evoke your response. I agree with you and would add the survive should be able to do the culling at their own pace.


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