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June 13, 2018 at 8:53 am 40 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 15 June 2018

Jean L. Hays

Photo Credit: Jean L. Hays
 
Mary’s husband left for work early that morning fearing the worst. A major reorganization in the company had put his current position at risk.

Mary was in the kitchen preparing dinner when Harry called. He had something important to say and told her to sit down.

Upon hearing the news, Mary went berserk. Overcome by emotion, she rushed to the bathroom and locked herself up.

Behind the door, her eldest daughter heard her sobbing uncontrollably.

“Mom, are you alright? Please open the door.”

After a while, a more sobered Mary came out.

“Abby,” she announced. “We just won the lottery.”
 

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40 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christine Goodnough  |  June 13, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Now that’s quite a twist! Hurray for happy endings. πŸ™‚

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    • 2. plaridel  |  June 13, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      christine:

      i second the motion for happy endings. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. Keith's Ramblings  |  June 13, 2018 at 9:52 am

    Yippee! Who needs a job now!

    Click to read my FriFic tale

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    • 4. plaridel  |  June 13, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      keith:

      i totally agree. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 5. Russell Gayer  |  June 13, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Great twist. Unfortunately, winning the lottery has brought a lot of people grief.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  June 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      russell:

      sadly, good fortune doesn’t always bring happiness. but i’ll take my chances anytime. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. Iain Kelly  |  June 13, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    If only life happened like this! πŸ™‚

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    • 8. plaridel  |  June 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      iain:

      it’s the luck of the draw. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. StuHN  |  June 13, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Ah, if only

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    • 10. plaridel  |  June 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      stuart:

      what if?

      Reply
  • 11. Susan A Eames  |  June 13, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Wow – I wasn’t expecting that! Great twist ending. πŸ™‚

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • 12. plaridel  |  June 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      susan:

      awesome. you just made my day. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. rochellewisoff  |  June 13, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    No doubt Mary didn’t stay sober for long. πŸ˜‰ Love a happy ending.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 14. plaridel  |  June 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      rochelle:

      she’s a highly emotional person. that’s why harry told her to sit down first before giving her the news. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. lisarey1990  |  June 13, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Love the twist.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  June 14, 2018 at 10:17 am

      lisa:

      thank you for reading. it means a lot. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. yarnspinnerr  |  June 13, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    An unexpectedly happy ending. Lovely tale.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  June 14, 2018 at 10:16 am

      yarnspinnerr:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 19. anuragbakhshi  |  June 14, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Ha ha ha. You can always count on the lottery when all hope has perished πŸ™‚

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    • 20. plaridel  |  June 14, 2018 at 10:16 am

      anurag:

      that’s very true. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. Sandra  |  June 14, 2018 at 1:53 am

    A happy twist. Now there’s something. πŸ™‚

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    • 22. plaridel  |  June 14, 2018 at 10:16 am

      sandra:

      thank you for the usual support. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 23. draliman  |  June 14, 2018 at 4:46 am

    Now he can buy the company πŸ™‚

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    • 24. plaridel  |  June 14, 2018 at 10:15 am

      draliman:

      hmmm… why not? πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  June 14, 2018 at 7:56 am

    I think she needed some good news…

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    • 26. plaridel  |  June 14, 2018 at 10:15 am

      bjΓΆrn:

      she got more than she had expected. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. pennygadd51  |  June 14, 2018 at 8:46 am

    So nice to have a happy ending!

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    • 28. plaridel  |  June 14, 2018 at 10:15 am

      penny:

      i agree completely. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. Alicia Jamtaas  |  June 14, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    This made me laugh with joy! Thank you.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  June 15, 2018 at 9:48 am

      alicia:

      i’m glad it did. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 31. granonine  |  June 14, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Great twist πŸ™‚

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    • 32. plaridel  |  June 15, 2018 at 9:47 am

      linda:

      glad it worked. thank you.

      Reply
  • 33. Liz Young  |  June 15, 2018 at 8:26 am

    One can cry from all kinds of emotion – Great story!

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    • 34. plaridel  |  June 15, 2018 at 9:47 am

      liz:

      it’s true, indeed. thank you.

      Reply
  • 35. Dale  |  June 16, 2018 at 6:50 am

    The release of stress could make some lose it… and hopefully, they will be smart about their winnings!

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    • 36. plaridel  |  June 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      dale:

      that would be the next challenge. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 37. Sarah Ann  |  June 16, 2018 at 10:28 am

    That is a good problem to have. A well set up story, with her unexpected reaction to good news.

    Reply
    • 38. plaridel  |  June 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm

      sarah ann:

      thank you for your comment. it means a lot.

      Reply
  • 39. gahlearner  |  June 17, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Yay, what a great twist. There I was fearing the worst…

    Reply
  • 40. Ellie Scott  |  June 18, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Wonderful twist! I’d probably have the very same reaction if I won the lottery. If only!

    Reply

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