Gratitude

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 21 September 2018

Dale Rogerson

Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson
 
Sean returned to his hometown an old man.

He left in his 20s to seek fortune in America. Following tradition, his family held a wake because they didn’t expect him to come back.

Sean went to the local pub for a drink. Decorated with umbrellas, it was a reminder that they were in rain country. He looked around and didn’t recognize anyone.

Much had changed since then. The town had undergone a facelift after it became a popular tourist destination. Still, much had remained such as the memories, the cliffs, and the exhilarating coastal scenery. For these, Sean was thankful.
 

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September 19, 2018 at 2:37 pm 20 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Cliffs of Kilkee

Cliffs of Kilkee
Location: Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland

 

September 17, 2018 at 8:44 am 14 comments

Writer’s Block

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 14 September 2018

J Hardy Carroll

Photo Credit: J Hardy Carroll
 
It’s Wednesday. I stay in my office cubicle and skip lunch to write something about this week’s writing challenge.

It seems like an easy task, but something’s amiss. The muse is nowhere to be found. The screen on my laptop remains blank and my anxious fingers on the keyboard can’t come up with anything to type. Is this what’s called writer’s block?

After what seems like an eternity, I glance at the clock on the wall and see that lunch break is over. Feeling frustrated and defeated, I go back to work that my employers are paying me to do.
 

September 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm 44 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Boys of Summer

Boys of Summer
Location: Kilkee, County Clare, Ireland

 

September 10, 2018 at 8:28 am 6 comments

Freedom

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 7 September 2018

Gah Learner

Photo Credit: Gah Learner
 
Amelia looked out the window of her employer’s 10th floor residence heavy with child whose father she didn’t know.

It had been a year since she came to the Middle East to work as a housekeeper to support her family in the Philippines.

On the night she arrived, the master and his two sons took turns raping her.

They took away her passport and cellphone. Worse, they took away her dignity by making her a sex slave.

Freedom was so near and yet so far. But she knew she could fly. She spread her arms and jumped from the window.

 

September 5, 2018 at 10:44 am 34 comments

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