The Return

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 27 May 2016

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Leni sat on the rocks watching the waves, thinking of Adrian, and looking forward to the day he’d treat her more than a friend.

They grew up in a small fishing village in the Philippines. Ever since they were little, she knew they were meant for each other.

Then Adrian left for Seattle to work in his uncle’s cannery.

Many years later, he returned. She didn’t expect he’d break her heart.

“Leni,” he said. “I want you to meet my American wife.”

Leni still sat on the rocks watching the waves, drowning in sorrow, and wishing he hadn’t come back.

May 25, 2016 at 3:44 pm 16 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Children of the Sun

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Location: Cusco, Peru


May 23, 2016 at 8:56 am 12 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilation

Inca Girl
Location: Cusco, Peru

Jubilation can be manifested in many ways.

In the case of the little girl waiting for the start of the parade in Cusco, Peru, the reaction was more restrained.

An unexpected gift of orange didn’t cause her to jump up and down.

But the look in her eyes and the way she held the fruit close to her mouth betrayed the emotions welling up deep inside her.

Ha Ha. I found it not only cute and funny but also reminded me of a similar situation when I was her age.

After her mother gestured to her as if it were a forbidden fruit, she handed it to her for safekeeping.

Needless to say, I lost tract of the little girl as the parade went on.

But there was something I did know. She enjoyed the taste of that orange much more because she held on to it a little bit longer.

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May 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm 11 comments

Crossing Over

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 20 May 2016

J Hardy Carroll
Photo Credit: J Hardy Carroll

“I need to find someone to take care of Acel,” Marwan told his family sitting at the departure area.

“Why Papa?” Little Amena asked.

“The smugglers don’t allow dogs on board.”

He then instructed his wife to go and not to wait for him in case he didn’t return on time.

Of course, it was a lie. He only had enough money to pay for his family’s trip.

“Better hurry, Papa.”

When he came back later, he found the place empty.

“Don’t be sad, Acel, they’re on their way to freedom. It’ll just be the two of us for now.”

May 18, 2016 at 2:12 pm 33 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Going Under Cover

Rome, Italy
Location: Rome, Italy

May 16, 2016 at 11:31 am 2 comments

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