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Beating the Odds

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 16 August 2019

Jan Wayne Fields
Photo Credit: Jan Wayne Fields

Ten years ago, Laura thought of finding her prince in Eric.

Her close friends begged to disagree. They regarded him as a player who used his good looks and charm to get his way with women.

Still, Laura saw something good in him. Against their advice, she took a leap of faith and decided to marry Eric thinking she could change him.

She was glad to follow her heart. Eric beat the odds and proved to be a great husband and father to their two kids.

If only he knew how fix a broken gazebo, it would have been perfect.

August 14, 2019 at 9:21 am 44 comments

The Hero

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 3 March 2017

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“Don’t let Anna come visit me,” Charles told his daughter Elsa.

“But dad. You‘re her hero.”

“Dammit. I don’t want her to remember me like this.”

Anna was his granddaughter. A retired former Marine, he taught her to be a fighter, to believe in herself, and to face her disability head on.

Confined in the ICU with tubes inserted in his body, he was a shell of his former self. He could no longer be strong for her.

But Anna couldn’t be denied. She went to see him anyway. She was there for him holding his hand as he passed.

March 1, 2017 at 10:31 am 48 comments

She Had Enough

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 4 November 2016

Jean L. Hays
Photo Credit: Jean L. Hays

“Hurry up, bitch,” her husband yelled from the living room sofa. “I’m hungry.”

“Patience, patience” Dolores muttered to herself in the kitchen, wiping away the sweat from her brow.

After 40 years of marriage, the strain on her face said it all. She could no longer bear the physical and verbal abuse that continued even after he had a stroke that made him totally dependent on her.

Dolores noticed her husband slowly getting weaker after she started lacing his food with antifreeze she bought from the convenience store recently.

Tonight, she was preparing his favorite steak and potatoes for dinner.

November 2, 2016 at 10:51 am 71 comments


For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 4 March 2016

Sean Fallon
Photo Credit:Sean Fallon

Nathan worked so hard he hardly had time for his daughter. I’d make it up to her, he promised his wife.

One day, he went to work and found he didn’t have access anymore. Bruce met him at the gate. He was his supervisor.

Bruce led him to a room where he was told he had been terminated. Nathan never felt so unwanted like dead batteries in a jar.

Surprised, little Annie rushed to him when he arrived home early.

“Daddy!” she cried and gave him a big hug. It was then that Nathan realized how much she missed him.

March 2, 2016 at 7:29 pm 35 comments

The Old Clunker

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 26 February 2016

 Al Forbes
Photo Credit: Al Forbes

“Ethel, it’s time to sell that old clunker gathering dust in the garage,” Jason said. “I need space for my Harley.”

Jason was the son-in-law who moved in to the house with her daughter after her husband passed away.

At first, Ethel thought it was a good idea. Jason was unemployed. She could help them get back on their feet while they kept her company.

Last night, Ethel overheard the son-in-law and daughter talking about selling the house so they could buy a camper.

Late in the afternoon the following day, Ethel went out to gather wild mushrooms for dinner.

February 24, 2016 at 3:39 pm 41 comments

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