A New Leaf

May 6, 2020 at 9:38 am 43 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 May 2020

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
Aunt Bertie lost her self-worth and zest for living when her husband left her for another woman. She felt like a piece of junk dumped in the forest to rot. She became a recluse and rarely went out anymore.

But things changed when I bought her an iPad and had internet installed in her house. It brought sunshine and turned a new leaf into her life. She found love in an online dating site and started visiting the beauty salon again.

I wanted to believe it was for real. I really wanted to believe and hoped for a happy ending.

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  • 1. Iain Kelly  |  May 6, 2020 at 9:46 am

    I really want to believe it too, but I’m not so sure…

    Reply
    • 2. plaridel  |  May 6, 2020 at 11:51 am

      iain:

      hope springs eternal.

      Reply
  • 3. neilmacdon  |  May 6, 2020 at 10:08 am

    I liked the hint of desperate hope here

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    • 4. plaridel  |  May 6, 2020 at 11:51 am

      neil:

      she deserves to find happiness again.

      Reply
  • 5. Shweta Suresh  |  May 6, 2020 at 10:28 am

    I hope things turn out okay for her though it seems unlikely.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  May 6, 2020 at 11:51 am

      shweta:

      she has a 50-50 chance.

      Reply
  • 7. Dale  |  May 6, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Well, I for one, am rooting for her!

    Reply
  • 9. msjadeli  |  May 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    The MC obviously is a compassionate and caring person who loves his aunt. I hope she finds her self-worth again. Good story.

    Reply
    • 10. plaridel  |  May 6, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      msjadeli:

      he’s a good kid alright. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Anthony North  |  May 6, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Let’s hope so. Nice one.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  May 6, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      anthony:

      let’s keep our fingers crossed. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. Tannille  |  May 6, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    The internet can open up worlds. Some good, some bad.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  May 6, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      tannille:

      it’s a jungle out there. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. draliman  |  May 7, 2020 at 12:42 am

    I’m hoping for the best!

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    • 16. plaridel  |  May 7, 2020 at 11:54 am

      draliman:

      i’ll drink to that. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. Sandra  |  May 7, 2020 at 2:50 am

    I like the pooint at which you left it. We can make our own minds up.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  May 7, 2020 at 11:54 am

      sandra:

      thanks for reading as usual. much appreciated.

      Reply
  • 19. michaelwynnauthor  |  May 7, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Hopefully it is for real. I supppose the good thing about internet dating is you can keep trying and in that there’s hpooe that this time is the one.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  May 7, 2020 at 11:53 am

      mick:

      yes, and to paraphrase jane austen, she hopes the longest when all hopes are gone.

      Reply
  • 21. Keith's Ramblings  |  May 7, 2020 at 7:31 am

    There’s a hint of doubt at the end.let’s hope for the best.

    Here’s mine!

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    • 22. plaridel  |  May 7, 2020 at 11:53 am

      keith:

      as emily dickinson said, “hope is a thing with feathers.

      Reply
  • 23. SaaniaSparkle πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ  |  May 7, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Nice blog

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    • 24. plaridel  |  May 7, 2020 at 11:52 am

      saania:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. James McEwan  |  May 7, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    The backdrop of the picture supports your metaphor of being dumped, great stuff.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  May 8, 2020 at 8:12 am

      james:

      you’re very kind. thank you.

      Reply
  • 27. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  May 7, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Great take on the photo prompt, Plaridel.
    I’m rooting for Auntie. She deserves it.
    Isadora 😎

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    • 28. plaridel  |  May 8, 2020 at 8:12 am

      isadora:

      i think she deserves it too. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 29. Brenda's Thoughts  |  May 8, 2020 at 7:56 am

    I hope for a happy ending for aunt Bertie too!!

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    • 30. plaridel  |  May 8, 2020 at 8:11 am

      brenda:

      the odds are slim but better than winning in the lotto.

      Reply
  • 31. wmqcolby  |  May 8, 2020 at 8:06 am

    I’m going for the happy ending. After all, why not? Good story, Plaridel.

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  • 32. pennygadd51  |  May 8, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    I like the clever way you write your last two sentences. The uncertainty of success comes through very strongly. I hope it works out for her!

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    • 33. plaridel  |  May 9, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      penny:

      your comment is much appreciated. thank you.

      Reply
  • 34. Nan Falkner  |  May 8, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    I hope Aunt Bertie is happy now! Nice story!

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    • 35. plaridel  |  May 9, 2020 at 12:03 pm

      nan:

      at least for now, i guess. who cares about tomorrow?
      πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 36. Na'ama Yehuda  |  May 8, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Ah … perhaps a happy ending!

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    • 37. plaridel  |  May 9, 2020 at 12:03 pm

      na’ama:

      that will be cool indeed! worth the cost of the ipad and internet setup. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 38. Na'ama Yehuda  |  May 9, 2020 at 12:27 pm

        πŸ™‚ If so, then indeed! πŸ™‚

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        • 39. plaridel  |  May 11, 2020 at 8:36 am

          na’ama:

          here’s hoping for the best. πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 40. Woman walking Max  |  May 10, 2020 at 8:00 am

    A clever structure to your story, like a coin flipped -Aunt is abandoned, then restored and we get to choose what’s credible. Well done.

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    • 41. plaridel  |  May 11, 2020 at 8:36 am

      francine:

      what a generous comment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 42. Mike  |  May 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Myself I preferred a pint in the pub…I sometimes wonder how we coped before computers. Now you have got me thinking which is good

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    • 43. plaridel  |  May 13, 2020 at 12:07 am

      mike:

      i appreciate the comment. thanks. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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