Nothing Left to be Desired

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 22 October 2021

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
Eve set the standard against which all women would be judged. She was beautiful and smart and full of life.

For Adam, she was the spice that added flavor and excitement to his otherwise dreary existence.

Surrounded by flowers and greens and with Eve lying by his side, Adam was very happy and contented. It was the greatest feeling that he could have ever had. There was nothing left to be desired.

Meanwhile, the serpent was lurking in a nearby tree seething with jealousy. It would just be a matter of time when it caused trouble to the unsuspecting couple.

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October 20, 2021 at 12:22 pm 48 comments

Wordless Wednesday: One Small Shop to Check Out

Small Shop
Location: Matera, Italy

 

October 18, 2021 at 9:05 am 7 comments

Fair Enough

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 15 October 2021

 Brenda Cox
Photo Credit: Brenda Cox

 
For Sam, it began with an innocuous request from Lilah, a single mother, to take her kids to the merry-go-round.

As their relationship blossomed, they moved in together. It was then that she eventually took over his life.

Feeling smothered, Sam confronted her one weekend.

“We need to talk,” he said.

“I don’t like the tone in your voice. Are you breaking up with me?”

Lilah started bawling.

“No, no. I’m just wondering if I can go out with the boys tonight.”

“And leave me all alone with the kids? Who would put them to bed?”

“Fair enough,” Sam sighed.

October 13, 2021 at 11:21 am 53 comments

Wordless Wednesday: A Ninot Saved From Burning

Valencia Ninot
Location: The Fallas (Bonfires) Artists’ Museum, Valencia, Spain

 

October 11, 2021 at 8:20 am 4 comments

The Glass Castle

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 October 2021

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

 
At the nearby used bookstore, my friend pointed to a book and said, “This one is really good.”

It was The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. It was a chick book, but I bought it anyway. I was afraid she wouldn’t go out with me again if I didn’t.

It showed one could be poor and hungry in a land of plenty like America. It also proved one could make it a land of opportunity through hard work and determination.

I ended up liking the book. Growing up poor in the old country, I could definitely relate to her story.

October 6, 2021 at 10:12 pm 44 comments

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