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Lost Love

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 21 February 2020

 Dawn Miller
Photo Credit: Dawn Miller

 
It looked just like any other day, but not really. Fernando was leaving for America for what he thought was more than his village could offer.

When it was time to say goodbye, he leaned in to kiss Sara, who didn’t want him to go, but she pulled away.

“What’s wrong?” he asked, perplexed.

“Long distance relationship doesn’t work.”

“Are you breaking up with me?”

“It’ll be better for both of us.”

Many years later, Fernando came back to reclaim what he already had. By then, it was too late. Sara was married and had a family of her own.

February 19, 2020 at 2:05 pm 39 comments

A Friend Remembered

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 14 February 2020

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
It was on these back steps that Tommy and I used to sit and share our dreams. We were the best of buddies. He had that engaging laughter I could still hear in my mind.

One day I rode my bike and Tommy followed me on his skateboard. As we were crossing the street, he was struck by a speeding car.

“Peter!” I remember him uttering my name before he passed out. He later died due to his injuries.

His death left an emptiness in my heart that could never be filled. After all these years, I still miss him.

February 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm 32 comments

The Runaway Kid

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 7 February 2020

Ted Strutz
Photo Credit: Ted Strutz

 
He was lost and found his way home. He knocked on the door but there was no answer. Since it was Sunday, everybody must be at church.

Sitting on the front porch step, he waited for them to come back.

It was crashing his dad’s car into a pole that made him run away and join a cult. In the beginning he felt he belonged until one of the leaders started molesting him.

He hoped he’d be forgiven, but not quite sure. Once his family arrived, however, all doubts vanished.

“Billy!” his mom called out as they rushed to him.

February 5, 2020 at 11:26 am 30 comments

In the Dead of Winter

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 31 January 2020

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
Brian wanted to give Hannah a date to remember before she and her family moved to another state. But he got no money to splurge. Desperate situations called for desperate measures and this was one of them.

In the dead of winter, Brian broke into a neighbor’s house to steal valuables he could sell. He came face to face with the owner armed with a gun. Shots rang out, shattering the stillness of the night.

Brian survived but was badly injured. While recovering from the hospital, Hannah came to say good-bye.

“You’re a moron,” she said, holding his hand tenderly.

January 29, 2020 at 10:00 am 30 comments

Missing Someone

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 24 January 2020

Na’ama Yehuda
Photo Credit: Na’ama Yehuda

 
Reuben had decided to cut his vacation short. He was terribly missing someone back home.

“I heard that you’re leaving this weekend,” Elena said while they were having ice cream at Swensen’s. After meeting at a local dance, she started having romantic feelings towards him.

“Darn, I guess somebody beat me to it. I meant to tell you today.”

“You must be getting bored of this sleepy little town.”

“Not at all. On the contrary, I have enjoyed my stay.”

“Is someone waiting for you, a special girl perhaps?” she asked, her voice quivering.

“Yes, but it’s a boy actually.”

January 22, 2020 at 8:55 am 34 comments

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