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Something To Tell

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 29 May 2020

David Stewart
Photo Credit: David Stewart

 
Nathan had deep feelings for Kelsey, but she didn’t have any idea. His love was like a flower not allowed to blossom.

“Why don’t you tell her? Erick asked.

“I’m not ready.”

“And when would that be? After you’ve earned your degree and gotten a well-paying job?”

“You can say that.”

“That’s baloney. By then, she’s gone and out of sight.”

One afternoon, Nathan found Kelsey in the library alone by herself. She waved him over.

“Erick said you have something to tell me. Is that true?”

“I do.”

Finally, it was springtime and all was right in the world.

May 27, 2020 at 1:25 pm 30 comments

Coward of the County

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 22 May 2020

Note: Dedicated to Kenny Rogers who passed on March 20, 2020. May he rest in peace.

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

 
It was early spring when Tommy enlisted to fight in the Great War. Sara didn’t want him to go, but she didn’t want to stop him either.

She knew that he had something to prove. He was bullied and picked on all his life for being the coward of the county. They wanted to marry after boot camp, but her mother refused. “I don’t want you to be a young widow,” she told her daughter.

The local band was playing as Tommy and the other recruits headed off to training. Sara watched their bus leaving until it vanished from view.

* * *

 

Coward of the County by Kenny Rogers

May 20, 2020 at 10:20 am 48 comments

The Day He Turned into a Woman

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 15 May 2020

Wayne Fields
Photo Credit: Wayne Fields

 
It was the day Matt turned into a woman while on vacation in Hawaii. Raised from a conservative family, he never thought it would be possible.

But there he was, sitting before the mirror wearing a grass skirt, as Maggie was applying makeup on his face.

Finally, the transformation was complete. Maggie was very pleased with her work.

“Daddy, you look like a girl,” his six-year old daughter giggled. “But I still love you.”

“I love you more,” he replied, turning on the music. “Now let’s go dance the hula.”

It was a Father-Daughter moment destined to last a lifetime.

May 13, 2020 at 9:54 am 48 comments

A New Leaf

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 May 2020

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
Aunt Bertie lost her self-worth and zest for living when her husband left her for another woman. She felt like a piece of junk dumped in the forest to rot. She became a recluse and rarely went out anymore.

But things changed when I bought her an iPad and had internet installed in her house. It brought sunshine and turned a new leaf into her life. She found love in an online dating site and started visiting the beauty salon again.

I wanted to believe it was for real. I really wanted to believe and hoped for a happy ending.

May 6, 2020 at 9:38 am 43 comments

A Beautiful Day

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 1 May 2020

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
It’s a beautiful day with sunshine and lots of greens all around but it’s still a no-man’s land.

As the pandemic sweeps through our town like a deadly storm, people have retreated to the safety of their own homes, closed the doors, and waited for it to pass.

For a month now, life as we know it has come to a stand still with shuttered shops and restaurants.

Hesitant at first, birds and wild animals have started to claim deserted places.

If only for a moment, with less human activity, nature can breathe a sigh of relief and renew itself.

April 29, 2020 at 9:58 am 47 comments

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