Posts tagged ‘coming of age’

Moving On

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 2 October 2015

Marie Gail Stratford
Photo Credit: Marie Gail Stratford

“Dammit, drink,” Charlie insisted.

But I couldn’t.

Charlie was my best friend in grade school. After losing contact for years, I was happy to join him for beer. It was then I realized he had changed and so did I.

“No,” I said.

We had a share of mischiefs before like scaring girls with a fake mouse, but shoplifting six-pack of beer was a little over the top.

Suddenly without warning, he hit me hard on the back of my head.

When I came to later, he was apologetic.

“I gotta go,” I said. I left and never looked back.

September 30, 2015 at 12:09 pm 40 comments

A Force of Nature

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 25 September 2015

The Reclining Gentleman
Photo Credit: The Reclining Gentleman

I sit under the bridge by the river and think of Ella.

She was a force of nature. She could make me do anything.

Once she told me to make her a valentine card and then said it wasn’t good enough. But she hugged me anyway.

It was the last thing she’d ask of me. On the following Saturday, she died.

I miss her. She never made fun of my accent and called me names like the other kids.

Suddenly, I hear Ella’s voice calling amidst the din of traffic above.

As I slip into the waters, it gets louder.

September 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm 42 comments

A Leaky Faucet

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 May 2015

Madison Woods
Photo Credit: Madison Woods

Walking around old neighborhood, I spotted a familiar figure tending her roses. She was still a looker after all these years.

“Hello, Mrs. Robinson. I did chores for you back in the day.”

“Bryce! You’re back!”

I remembered the last time I worked on her yard. I got wet fixing a leaky faucet. She told me to go inside and take off my clothes to dry. Then one thing led to another until it happened. Of course, it was just my imagination. Or was it?

“Cody!” Mrs. Robinson yelled at the boy staring from the window. “Come meet your daddy.”

May 6, 2015 at 12:39 pm 37 comments

Summer of ’89

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge 29 August 2014

Madison WoodsPhoto Credit: Madison Woods

It was the summer Adam’s voice changed. It led to self-discovery and feelings of intense attraction towards the college-bound girl next door. He’d watch her skinny dip in the pool at night while hiding behind the bushes.

One morning, his dad took his little sister out for a walk.

“Ew, what’s that?” Abby cried pointing to white gooey stuff on the bushes.

“That’s nothing, really, just some bird poop.”

But as they went back inside the house, his dad couldn’t help but mutter to himself, “Adam, Adam, if you’re going to be a man, you’ve got to be more discreet.”

August 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm 37 comments

The Road to Perdition

Star Wars 3 Poster

Some days when I get time to waste, I go to Rasputin. It’s a place where you can bring your old CDs, DVDs, and games and get credit towards the purchase of items at the store. Its selection is huge. A lot of hard to find underground music and used movies can be found there. I never get disappointed whenever I visit the place. I always find something to buy.

It was Star Wars Episode 3 that I found while scrounging the used movie section this weekend. It was a steal for $9.95. It’s one of my favorite movies. I consider it better than the other star wars prequels. It’s a sad movie, though. It left me with an empty feeling when I first saw it at the theater many moons ago.

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October 24, 2011 at 9:15 am 4 comments

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