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Lost a Friend Today

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 21 May 2021

Na’ama Yehuda
Photo Credit: Na’ama Yehuda

I lost a friend today. Our paths crossed when he joined our team. Yesterday, his contract ended. I’ll miss him.

He came to the U.S. from China to study. After completing his graduate studies, he chose to stay. I don’t blame him as I’m an immigrant myself. The opportunities here are much better.

Asked what he’s going to do, he said, he’ll take a long vacation in China where he and his wife bought a condo close to the beach.

Sometimes it’s better when a friendship ends before it gets boring.

With a handshake and a hug, we said goodbye.

May 19, 2021 at 9:46 am 32 comments

She Went Missing

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 14 May 2021

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

Ae-Cha turned eighteen and eager to spread her wings.

When a recruiter came to their village and offered her a job in a Bangkok restaurant, she couldn’t contain her excitement.

“Appa,” she begged Kyung-mo, “let me go and help support our family.”

Everything went good in the beginning. Ae-Cha was able to send money back home until she disappeared. Even her recruiter didn’t have a clue of her whereabouts, or so she claimed.

As soon as travel restrictions were lifted, Kyung-mo went looking for Ae-Cha but no success. Since then, never a day passed he regretted allowing her to leave.

May 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm 57 comments

Living Off-Grid

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 7 May 2021

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

“I want to go home now,” Molly told Brian while they were camping out in Yosemite.

It was a year ago that they hit the road in a camper van from Nebraska. With no destination in mind, they were excited to experience living off the grid and enjoy the freedom it provided.

For a while everything was good. But soon the novelty wore off and Molly suddenly longed for a more structured life surrounded by family.

Somewhere near San Francisco, Brian dropped Molly off at the bus station and let her go. He didn’t know she was carrying his child.

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Me and Bobby McGee by Kris Kristofferson

May 5, 2021 at 12:31 pm 42 comments

Time To Let Go

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 30 April 2021

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

It had been awhile but Ryan was still drawn to the family home and kept visiting unnoticed.

From the distance, he watched his wife having tea on their patio deck facing the river. She just finished tending her garden after last winter storm.

Since Ryan left, she had remarried and found happiness again.

After being in denial for so long, he finally realized it was time to let go and move on.

“Goodbye, my love,” Ryan said as if she could hear him. “I’ll see you in the next life.”

He then turned around and cross over into the light.

April 28, 2021 at 9:07 am 51 comments

A Picture of Contentment

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 23 April 2021

David Stewart
Photo Credit: David Stewart

It was a beautiful day in the park.

From where she sat beside the shopping cart containing her meager belongings, Mara was a picture of contentment watching kids lined up for a ride on the big wheel.

Unable to pay the rent after losing her job, she became homeless. Miserable as her current situation might appear, it didn’t stop her from enjoying such balmy weather.

Mara had learned to appreciate every positive moment that came her way, and this was one of them.

She was now looking forward to a free dinner at the local church later in the evening.

April 21, 2021 at 5:12 pm 43 comments

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