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Praise Be to God

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 15 November 2019

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

“We have to leave,” Aryeh told his wife as rumors of an impending invasion loomed over the horizon like a dark cloud.

“You go first,” she said. “Come back for us when you can.”

But the hostilities came sooner than expected.

When Aryeh returned, he found the neighborhood in ruins and surviving structures all boarded up.

“Whatever happened to my family?” he thought, fearing for the worst.

At the place where their house once stood, he saw a makeshift shelter.

“Papa,” little Leeba cried out as she rushed to greet him.

“Praise be to God, you’re all safe and alive.”

November 13, 2019 at 2:55 pm 33 comments

Oh Dear!

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 November 2019

Ronda Del Boccio
Photo Credit: Ronda Del Boccio

Kyle came home late from the office looking real tired and hungry. By then, Ellen had gone to work the evening shift at the hospital.

“Oh dear!” he sighed seeing the dirty dishes in the sink.

Early in their relationship, he and Ellen had agreed that whoever cooks doesn’t have to do the dishes. Since Ellen did the cooking, Kyle knew he was it.

As he warmed his food, Kyle took a second look at the pile seemingly begging for attention. Realizing that it wasn’t high enough, he ate his dinner in peace. For sure, it could wait another day.

November 6, 2019 at 2:29 pm 36 comments

Good Things Must Come to an End

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 1 November 2019

Fatima Fakier Deria
Photo Credit: Fatima Fakier Deria

It was a job he loved, but it was no longer his. Through the years, he worked hard to keep it. Didn’t his boss call him Will although it wasn‘t his name? It was a moniker he earned for willing to do whatever was needed to get things done.

“It’s nothing personal,” his boss said. “It’s strictly business.”

As he cleared his desk and cubicle of personal stuff, he came to realize that even good things must come to an end. But sometimes it was for the better. With a promotion and a corner office, it was one of them.

October 30, 2019 at 11:55 am 30 comments

Playing Ball

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 4 October 2019

 Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

It was a perfect day for playing ball. Dylan came early with his new pair of sneakers but didn’t find anybody in the park. All he saw were seniors doing their early morning walk.

“What happened to Luke, Jerry, Noah, and Tom?” he thought to himself anxiously looking at his watch. “They should be here by now.”

Dylan decided to sit on the bench and waited for his friends for what seemed like an eternity. He was totally unaware of being slowly approached from behind.

“Boo! Gotcha!” his friends yelled.

“What the hell! I thought you guys stood me up.”

October 2, 2019 at 12:41 pm 32 comments

Sweet Surrender

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 27 September 2019

 JNa’ama Yehuda
Photo Credit: Na’ama Yehuda

Homer was in line for the concert when nature called. Determined not to lose his spot, he tried to hold on for dear life.

As luck would have it, the sky opened up and started to rain. By then, Homer had reached the point of no return. He let go and let go he did feeling the warmth on his legs.

“Omigosh, you’re soaking wet!” the lady beside him commented.

“I don’t mind,” Homer smiled sheepishly. “I love the rain.”

“Look, we’re getting close to the ticket window. After waiting for hours, what a relief.”

“You can say that again.”

September 25, 2019 at 1:54 pm 28 comments

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