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Bittersweet

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 22 February 2019

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 
Coming home was bittersweet. It brought back memories of the girl who inspired me to rise above my circumstances.

Her name was Rosabella. When we were kids, we were the best of friends. It didn’t matter that she was the village chief’s daughter.

Falling in love with her made me realize we had less in common. Her family was rich while mine was dirt poor. I started to drift away.

I left to work overseas. A decade later, I had saved enough money to start a business.

Rosabella was happily married now. I made it but lost her in return.
 

February 20, 2019 at 9:36 am 46 comments

Better Dead Than Alive

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 4 May 2018


Note:In a few hours, I’ll be going to the airport to catch my flight overseas. Please accept my apologies if I can’t participate in the coming weeks. I’ll be back soon.

Karen Rawson

Photo Credit: Karen Rawson
 
From a distance, Amos watched with longing as Sara tended the vegetable garden in her backyard. He made sure she didn’t notice him.

Sara thought he had died in the Battle of Gettysburg and was buried in an unmarked grave leaving her in deep sorrow. He did survive but with a face so disfigured he felt he was better dead than alive.

After all these years, Amos could see that she had moved on. She was happily married with a family of her own.

Amos took one last drag off his cigarette and left as quietly as he had come.
 

May 2, 2018 at 9:00 am 20 comments

Some Growing Up To Do

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 16 February 2018

Dale Rogerson

Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson
 
Returning home on a stormy evening, Nathan was worried Sara had left him. He was relieved to find her in bed asleep.

After six months of living together, they had their first big fight. Nathan found her messy standing in contrast to the way he was brought up.

“You’re home,” Sara said, awakened by his presence.

“I’m sorry for what happened today. I said things I shouldn’t have said.”

“Apology accepted. We both need some growing up to do.”

“Hey, is that my pajama you’re wearing?”

“Do you mind? Mine are all in the hamper.”

“No, no, not at all.”

February 14, 2018 at 3:04 pm 42 comments

Love at First Sight

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 9 February 2018

JS Brand

Photo Credit: JS Brand
 
““Grandpa, how did you meet Grandma?” Ella asked while they sat outside enjoying the view.

“It’s long story.”

“Make it short. We don’t have all day.”

“Well, we were from the same village.

“When I was 27, I returned looking for a wife. It was love at first sight. The problem was she was only 12.

“The next time we met, I was an old bachelor. By then, she had grown into a beautiful woman.

“I asked her father for her hand in marriage. When he said yes, I was the happiest man in the world.”

“That’s really cool, Grandpa!”

February 7, 2018 at 9:55 am 45 comments

Keeping Her Warm

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 22 December 2017

Björn Rudberg

Photo Credit: Björn Rudberg
 
“Isn’t it pretty?” The salesman said as Emily tried the ring on her finger.

“It’s one of a kind, too.”

Nathan thought it would be a nice Christmas present. But times were hard. As a struggling writer, he could barely pay the rent.

He ended up giving her a knitted hat.

“It’s lovely,” Emily said when she opened the box. “It’ll come in handy in the snow.”

“I wish I could have bought you the ring instead,” Nathan said, still feeling sorry for himself.

“Enough of the drama,” Emily said. “Bebe, what’s important is you keeping me warm this winter.”

December 20, 2017 at 10:03 am 39 comments

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