A New Lease in Life

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 19 July 2019

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

Sitting alone in the park, he remembered the tight-knit community at the foot of the mountain where everybody knew everybody.

It was a paradise surrounded by rice fields and farmlands as far as the eyes could see.

The civil war changed all that, as families were forced to escape the hostilities and became refugees.

He and his family lived in New York now. It gave them a new lease in life. Still, he missed the village of his boyhood.

Break time was over. He stood up, took a deep breath, and went back to his station at the parking garage.


July 17, 2019 at 10:40 am 8 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Street Artist

Street Artist
Location: High Street, Canterbury, England


July 15, 2019 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Steak with Grilled Broccolini
Location: Penzance, West Cornwall, England


Steak with Grilled Broccolini

Upon arrival in Penzance, our tour guide treated us for dinner at the restaurant in the hotel where we stayed. From the menu, I selected English steak and grilled broccolini with garlic butter sauce.

Did I say English steak? Yes, I did, simply because we were in England. Honestly, I can’t distinguish English steak from any other kind of steak for that matter. I’m not that sophisticated.

Anyway, I think I made the right choice. It was great and cooked to perfection. I left the plate clean like a good boy.

We stayed in Penzance for three days visiting popular attractions in Cornwall including the Lanhydrock House and Gardens, Land’s End Landmark, St. Ives, and St. Michael’s Mount. From there, we drove 212 miles to Bath, famous for its ancient Roman-built baths.

July 14, 2019 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Like an Old Plug

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 12 July 2019

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

Richard had no use for Diane anymore. She became like an old plug that had reached the end of its useful life.

Back in the day, he couldn’t get enough of her. She was young, beautiful, and belonged to a well-connected family.

Friends and relatives had misgivings when Richard proposed to her. They thought he was marrying her for her money and family connections. But love was ever blind. She ignored the warning signs.

After achieving the financial success he so desired, Richard unplugged her for a younger woman.

Six months later, Diane died of cancer and a broken heart.

July 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm 38 comments

Wordless Wednesday : Truly Ignored and Lost

Human Statue
Location: Paris, France


July 8, 2019 at 8:41 am 2 comments

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