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Breaking the Glass Ceiling

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 28 January 2021

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
Ryan looked like his namesake, Ryan Gosling, and felt he deserved more than waiting tables at Baonecci‘s.

“If you want to advance in this restaurant, you need to break the glass ceiling.”

Ryan took the advice literally. When he went up the roof to investigate, however, he discovered he couldn’t do it all by himself and gave up on the idea.


But not his ambition to rise in the ranks. Ryan would eventually become the assistant manager after wooing and winning the heart of the owner’s daughter. She was no Emma Stone, but he could live with that for sure.

January 26, 2022 at 1:26 pm 9 comments

Reminiscene

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 21 January 2021

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

 
It seemed like yesterday, but a quarter of century had passed since he left town.

When Dino visited the library of his youth, he noticed it had grown with the times with internet access and all. But the memories of the past still lingered.

Egged on and inspired by Angela, it was here where Dino spent a lot of time studying for the future he could only dream of growing up poor. With hard work and perseverance, it became a reality.

If Angela were around, Dino knew she’d be proud of what he had accomplished. Sadly, she was long gone.

January 19, 2022 at 1:09 pm 35 comments

They Made It

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 14 January 2021

Bradley Harris
Photo Credit: Bradley Harris

 
Adam and Eve were gripped by fear and panic as they gazed over the wide open space before them.

Expelled from the Garden of Eden, they found themselves in a less hospitable environment than they were accustomed to.

Interacting with a tribe of hominins, however, improved their chances of survival.

Adam and Eve learned to adapt and to hunt and cook meat on an open fire to supplement their plant-based diet. More importantly, they were taught how to protect themselves from predators eager to eat them alive.

Life was tough, but they made it thus saving their lineage from extinction.

January 12, 2022 at 9:27 am 34 comments

She’s A Rainbow

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 7 January 2022

Brenda Cox
Photo Credit: Brenda Cox

 
Angela brought color to Dino’s life and to those she came in contact with through her smile and positive outlook.

Despite being bound in a wheelchair, she became an accomplished artist and painter.

When Dino got an offer to work overseas, he didn’t want to go.

“I want to take care of you,” he told his girlfriend.

“That’s bullsh*t,” Angela replied. “Go and pursue your dreams and never look back.”

After Dino left, she died unexpectedly from the deadly storm that ravaged their island.

At her funeral, he heard that a rainbow appeared. Dino knew it was her saying good-bye.
 

* * *

 

She’s A Rainbow by The Rolling Stones

January 5, 2022 at 9:21 am 41 comments

A Good Excuse

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 31 December 2021

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
Sam and his buddies decided to break in the house of Mrs. Peters who lived alone.

To avoid arousing suspicion, they pretended to deliver a Christmas tree.

Sam knocked on the door. No answer.

He twisted the doorknob, and to his surprise, it was unlocked.

They dropped the tree in the living room and went straight to the bedroom.

It was there where they found the widow in need of medical attention.

Sam immediately called 911 and saved her life.

When the cops asked later what they were doing there, Sam had a ready response.

“We’re delivering a Christmas tree.”

December 29, 2021 at 11:15 am 30 comments

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