The Trinket

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 23 July 2021

Na’ama Yehuda
Photo Credit: Na’ama Yehuda

Riley looked at the trinket swinging helplessly in the cold wintry wind. It was a gift from her dad before he passed away.

Her mom’s new husband put it up there as punishment for not doing what he wanted her to do.

“Do as I say,” Luke insisted, “and you’ll get it back.”

“Well?” he looked at Riley now sobbing uncontrollably.

“Let’s go to your room and get it over with before your mom comes home.

That night, Amelia asked her husband what he did do to make Riley clean her room.

“Let’s just say it’s between her and me.”

July 21, 2021 at 6:59 pm 30 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Resisting a Rest

Location: Prague, Czech Republic


July 19, 2021 at 7:46 am 1 comment

What If

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 16 July 2021

J Hardy Carroll
Photo Credit: J Hardy Carroll

Adrian looked through the window and saw Victoria waving goodbye trying to hide the sadness in her eyes,

With her on the railway platform was Emilio. The three of them were good friends.

As the train started moving, Adrian felt a part of him had slipped away.

It would take years before he returned to his village. By then, Victoria and Emilio were married.

Adrian was happy for both of them. Still, he wondered what if he told Victoria he cared for her more than a friend. It was a question that would haunt him the rest of his life.

July 14, 2021 at 3:08 pm 38 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Tree Some

Tree Some
Location: Pena Palace Gardens, Sintra Hills, Portugal

July 12, 2021 at 8:48 am 18 comments

The Maple Tree

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 9 July 2021

Sandra Crook
Photo Credit: Sandra Crook

On a dare, Hazel climbed the maple tree. Half way up, she lost her balance and fell down. Cutting the tree wasn’t much consolation for a young woman who became a paraplegic.

Through it all, Brian stood by her.

“I think you should go,” she said.

“But I want to stay.”

“What for?”

“I want to take care of you.”

“You’re out of your freakin’ mind. Why do you want to be with somebody in a wheelchair?”

“Just go and never look back.”

A year later, Hazel died of Covid-19.

Never a day passed that Brian didn’t mourn her passing.

July 8, 2021 at 1:40 pm 28 comments

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