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Living on the Streets

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 16 October 2020

Photo Credit: C.E.Ayr

From the way he dressed in a nifty school uniform, nobody would have would have guessed he was homeless.

Dylan and his dad had been living on the streets managing to eke out a living by washing boats and doing menial chores at the marina. It was a hard existence. They were often ignored and didn’t exist to those who walked past them.

His dad had encouraged him to get an education for a better future.

The streets didn’t have walls. It didn’t provide roof over their heads. But for now it was home as long as they were together.

October 14, 2020 at 11:07 am 40 comments

He Survived

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 9 October 2020

Sandra Crook
Photo Credit: Sandra Crook

It was early evening. Sitting on the back porch, Marge reminisced about the time her husband left for the Amazon in search of the last uncontacted tribe.

“I promise I’d be back,” Homer said. But just in case, remember that I’ll always love you.”

Ten years passed since he went missing and presumed dead. The memory still haunted her.

Suddenly, the door opened and the lights went on.

“What are you doing in the dark?” her husband asked.

“Thinking about the reckless trip you took when you were having a midlife crisis.”

“I survived, didn’t I?”

“Thank God for that.”

October 7, 2020 at 8:32 am 39 comments

She’s Moving Out

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 2 October 2020

Rowena Curtin
Photo Credit: Rowena Curtin

“Better watch out,” Mom told her newly-wed daughter upon learning the husband had slapped her during an argument. “He hit you once, he’ll hit you again.”

“I’m truly sorry,” Jonathan later apologized with a bouquet of flowers. “It won’t happen again.”

But promises were made to be broken. When Emma forgot to iron his favorite shirt, Jonathan attacked her. This time, however, she fought back and knocked him down with a baseball bat.

“I forgive you,” Jonathan called from the hospital where he was recovering from his injuries. “I want us get back together.”

“Forget it, Jonathan. I’m moving out.“

September 30, 2020 at 8:47 am 48 comments

Took Her Breath Away

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 25 September 2020

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

Hazel met Adrian online. Since he was from Romania, she wondered if he could be a vampire.

“I’m not,“ Adrian protested. To reassure her, he invited her to a garlic restaurant for dinner.

There was an instant connection between them. Adrian was a great find for someone on a rebound. Or so Hazel thought.

After having a hearty meal, they took a walk on the beach.

It didn’t take long for them to find themselves kissing despite the pungent smell in their mouths, cuddling, and laying on the sand. He definitely took her breath away. Her body was never found.

September 23, 2020 at 12:11 pm 46 comments

Recycling Time

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 18 September 2020

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

“Billy, make sure to clean up your drawers. Curbside textile recycling is scheduled in our neighborhood this weekend.”

“OK, Mom.”

Billy started with his underwear collection. Most were suffering from waistband-fatigue. Some had holes that were getting bigger due to neglect and too much scratching while watching TV alone and undisturbed. Sometimes they’d make do when he was desperate, but it was definitely no boost to his self-esteem.

After tossing out the ones that couldn’t be salvaged anymore, Billy had determined he needed a dozen pair of new ones.

But would his mom go for it? That was the question.

September 16, 2020 at 10:17 am 33 comments

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