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Recycling Time

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 18 September 2020

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

“Billy, make sure to clean up your drawers. Curbside textile recycling is scheduled in our neighborhood this weekend.”

“OK, Mom.”

Billy started with his underwear collection. Most were suffering from waistband-fatigue. Some had holes that were getting bigger due to neglect and too much scratching while watching TV alone and undisturbed. Sometimes they’d make do when he was desperate, but it was definitely no boost to his self-esteem.

After tossing out the ones that couldn’t be salvaged anymore, Billy had determined he needed a dozen pair of new ones.

But would his mom go for it? That was the question.

September 16, 2020 at 10:17 am 29 comments

Unfinished Business

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 11 September 2020

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

While visiting the old neighborhood, Adrian decided to stop by the store where he used to work as a kid.

“May I help you?”

“Mrs. Robinson, it’s me.”

“Adrian, is that really you?”

“Yes ma’am.”

“Oh my, how you have grown,” she exclaimed looking at him from head to foot.

“I just wanted to thank you for giving me a chance in life. I don’t think I’d ever make it in this country without your generosity.”

“You’re much welcome, Adrian. Now, we’ve got unfinished business to take care of.”

Mrs. Robinson then put the ‘Closed’ sign and locked the door.

September 9, 2020 at 10:26 am 43 comments

Living in the Concrete Jungle

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 4 September 2020

C.E. Ayr
Photo Credit: C.E. Ayr

When Annie left the family farm to seek a new life in the city, it didn’t take long for reality to set in. She found the transition from living on land to living in the concrete jungle extremely harsh.

Unable to find a stable job, Annie ended up working for tricks alongside a street with buildings so tall she could hardly see the sky.

After meeting a john, she would lead him to a dark alley to consummate the deal. She would then pull a knife and slash his throat as she would a goat and take his wallet away.

September 2, 2020 at 10:03 am 42 comments

Meeting Someone

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 21 Auguest 2020

J Hardy Carroll
Photo Credit: J Hardy Carroll

Jonathan went to watch his little sister performed in a play and found himself seated next to a gorgeous girl.

He smiled at her when their eyes met. She smiled back.

“I’m Jonathan.”

“I’m Delores.”

“Quite an unusual name.”

“You’re telling me.”

“How about giving me your phone number? Maybe we can have coffee sometime.”


On the subway home, Jonathan couldn’t take Delores out of his mind.

“The horoscope was right,” he thought. “I’d meet someone special today.”

Right after dinner, he gave her a call, eager to hear her voice again.


“Sorry, you’ve reached the wrong number.“

August 26, 2020 at 9:05 am 36 comments

The Right Decision

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 21 Auguest 2020

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

Claire looked at Emily as she fed her, feeling secure and contented in her arms. It evoked an image there was no other place she’d rather be.

Claire wanted to keep her, but she couldn’t raise her on her own. Barely out of her teens, she didn’t have the means. She had to give her up.

A knock on the door. It was the social worker and Emily’s adoptive parents.

“You’ve made the right decision,” the social worker said gently taking Emily away from her.

From the window, Claire felt a part of her died as she watched them leave.

August 19, 2020 at 10:57 am 56 comments

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