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The Old Poster

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 24 April 2020

Photo Credit: C.E.Ayr

It was a poster featuring the Paris skyline that Emily had back in college. It had seen better days and its condition made worse due to water damage.

John suggested that his wife get rid of it, but Emily wouldn’t hear of it. For some reason, she had an emotional attachment to it. It must have reminded her of the dream she had before an unplanned pregnancy forced them to get married.

It was only when John surprised her with a Paris vacation on their 10th wedding anniversary in lieu of buying himself a new Harley that she finally relented.

April 22, 2020 at 10:35 am 41 comments

Childhood Friend

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 17 April 2020

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

Before moving to California with his family, Paul went looking for his childhood friend to say goodbye.

He found her on the rooftop of their apartment building looking down below with the early summer breeze playing with her hair.

“Is it time?” Clara said.

“I’m afraid so. I promise to write often.”

“Hah! Say it only when you really mean it.”

They corresponded through high school until life’s new realities took hold.

Back in New York many years later, Paul visited the old neighborhood. He was hoping to reconnect with Clara only to find out that she was already married.

April 15, 2020 at 10:17 am 51 comments


For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 10 April 2020

Jeff Arnold
Photo Credit: Jeff Arnold

Ariel had never been so close to Enya before. It was heavenly feeling her warm body against his own. But somehow she became restless and wanted to switch positions.

“Alright,” he said while looking into her pleading eyes.

For sometime now, they found themselves out on the ocean using a cooler as a floating device. Unable to reach shore because of strong currents, they were about to lose hope when a passing cruise ship finally spotted them.

Suffering from the cold and hypothermia, Ariel and Enya were the last survivors of the migrant boat that sank off the Aegean coast.

April 8, 2020 at 9:16 am 44 comments

First Love

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 3 April 2020

Douglas M. MacIlroy
Photo Credit: Douglas M. MacIlroy

Tommy was lying in bed when he got a call. It was from Sara.

“I’m sorry that your grandfather had passed away.”

“Me too.”

“It must hurt really bad. I know he was your hero.”

He remained quiet and didn’t respond.

“Are you still going to the senior prom?”

“I’m not planning on it.”

“That’s understandable. I’ve decided not to go either.”

Sara then told him she would always be there for him.

It was from that moment their relationship changed to something more than friends. They became inseparable until he joined the army to fight in the great war.

April 1, 2020 at 9:29 am 38 comments

Free at Last

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 27 March 2020

Jeff Arnold
Photo Credit: Jeff Arnold

After school, Tommy went to visit his grandfather at the nursing home.

As soon as he saw him, he grabbed his shirt not wanting to let go.

“Take me out of here,” he begged. “It feels like prison.”

As a roving journalist, he traveled the world over. But getting old wasn’t very kind. His playground started to shrink as age and health issues took their toll.

“Grandpa, I’ll let mom know,” Tommy said.


“I promise.”

A week later his grandfather passed away peacefully while asleep.

Tommy imagined him walking excitedly outside without his walker. He was free at last.

March 25, 2020 at 9:20 am 45 comments

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