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Being Homeless

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 Auguest 2020

Jennifer Pendergast
Photo Credit: Jennifer Pendergast

It was tough being homeless living along railroad tracks. For one, Kyle had struggled to practice good health habits like washing his hands before eating.

It was the coronavirus pandemic that made him pay attention to personal hygiene. But it didn’t help as far as eating was concerned. While washing hands was no longer an issue, it was the eating itself that became the problem.

Due to the pandemic, restaurants that used to give him leftovers destined to be thrown away had been shutdown. As a result, with clean hands and all that, Kyle found himself starving. Such is life.

August 5, 2020 at 9:21 am 45 comments

No Turning Back

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 31 July 2020

Jean L. Hays
Photo Credit: Jean L. Hays

When Adam announced he was leaving to pursue his dreams, his father didn’t take it well.

The old man wanted him to live a simple, contented life in the town where the family had lived for generations.

For him, it was too confining. He felt trapped like the dolphin in the stained glass window panel wanting to be free.

“Just call when you need a return ticket,” his father said when he couldn‘t be stopped.

“Thanks, Papa, I promise.”

It was a lie. After signing up on a one-way mission to populate Mars, Adam knew there was no turning back.

July 29, 2020 at 9:13 am 38 comments


For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 24 July 2020

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

On his last day in Paris, Sebastian went to the studio for his final session with Madelyn.

The model greeted him warmly. As usual, she undressed fully, revealing her intimate charms.

Madelyn barely spoke English, but it didn’t matter. She was always friendly, accommodating, and eager to please.

As Sebastian left the place, he stole one last glance of her like a mouse snatching a piece of cheese to savor later in its hideout.

It was one of life’s great ironies that once you met someone and started to get to know each other, it was time to say goodbye.

July 22, 2020 at 10:04 am 44 comments

Neighborly Gesture

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 17 July 2020

Jean L. Hays
Photo Credit: Jean L. Hays

Homer was in the bathroom taking care of business when he heard the doorbell rang several times.

“D’oh!” He quickly washed up to answer the door but no one was there anymore.

He found a package sitting by the gate. It was addressed to his neighbor Sam.

They hadn’t been in good terms lately. Should he keep it for himself? After all, it was finders keepers.

Homer was about to open the box when Marge stepped in.

“I suggest that you take it to Sam,” his wife said. “Maybe it would help patch things up between the two of you.”

July 15, 2020 at 10:00 am 35 comments

Broken Jar

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 10 July 2020

A. Noni Mouse
Photo Credit: A. Noni Mouse

Billy was playing ball inside the house when he accidentally hit the ceramic jar on top of the fridge. It fell breaking into several pieces.

“Oh-uh!” Maya exclaimed.

Billy didn’t panic. He glued them back together again while his little sister was watching.

“Don’t be a tattletale,” he told Maya as if she could understand what it meant.

Dinner came and went. There was no mention of the broken jar. Billy felt relieved.

But not for long.

After putting Maya to bed, Mom sneaked into Billy while he was watching TV.

“Billy, is there something you want to tell me?”

July 8, 2020 at 8:15 am 39 comments

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