For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 9 December 2022

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

It was still summer heading to fall but winter had already set in his heart.

Austin remembered that particular moment when he found Layla reading alone in the library. Sitting beside her, he couldn’t help but reveal his true feelings for her.

“I love you,” he said.

Layla was taken aback. “I just want us to be friends,” she frowned as she momentarily fixed her hijab.

Shortly after graduation from high school, they parted ways. He went to college and learned she was betrothed to her distant cousin.

“Fight for her,” his best friend advised. “Don’t give up that easily.”


December 7, 2022 at 1:04 pm 15 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Culloden Battlefield Site

Culloden Battlefield, Scotland Culloden Battlefield, Scotland
Culloden Battlefield, Scotland Culloden Battlefield, Scotland

Location: Drumossie Moor, Inverness, Scotland

December 5, 2022 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

A Bridge He Couldn’t Cross

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 2 December 2022

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

The teacher introduced her as their new classmate. She looked weird wearing a hijab, but he felt a connection right away.

In school, Austin and Layla became fast friends. Introverts at heart, they were often seen in the library sharing their love of poetry and literature.

One day, Austin asked her to be his prom date. “Are you serious?” Layla replied. “You know, my parents wouldn’t approve of it.”

From then on, he realized that falling in love with her was a bridge he couldn’t cross. So be it. He knew she belonged to a culture different than his own.

November 30, 2022 at 11:13 am 33 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Bronze Age Clava Cairns

Clava Cairns, Scotland Clava Cairns, Scotland
Clava Cairns, Scotland Clava Cairns, Scotland
Location: Inverness, Scotland


November 28, 2022 at 9:21 am 4 comments

He Did It

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 25 November 2022

Sandra Crook
Photo Credit: Sandra Crook

It was early morning when the tour group arrived in the Doolin village. The plan was to hike the Cliffs of Moher.

Knowing his fear of heights, Erin gave her boyfriend a choice.

“You can join us or stay in one of the pubs until we come back,” she said.

Not wanting to be left alone, Jason summoned his courage and decided to go with them.

Panting for breath on occasion and slipping twice on muddy slopes, he finally made it to the top.

“You did it,” Erin said.

“Just barely.”

“Next time, we’ll go skydiving.”

“Don’t push your luck.”


November 23, 2022 at 2:58 pm 28 comments

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