Posts tagged ‘Reminisces’

Remembering Nana

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 27 July 2018

Ted Strutz

Photo Credit: Ted Strutz
It was early evening. I was in my room looking out the window when I saw grandma accompanied by two men heading to the beach.

“Nana! Wait!”

I rushed downstairs to follow them, but by the time I was out of the house, they were gone.

With an absentee father and an alcoholic mother, Nana was the glue that held the family together. I never felt so secure as I did in her arms.

When I told Mom about it, she dismissed it outright.

“Don’t be silly,” she said finishing her drink. “You know, she’s been dead for sometime now.”

July 25, 2018 at 1:55 pm 47 comments

The Good Old Days

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 30 March 2018

Fatima Fakier Deria

Photo Credit: Fatima Fakier Deria
“Hurry, hurry,” Olivia said as she rushed to the open field where they went to play and pick wild berries.

He was seven and she was six.

It was like yesterday, but 50 years had passed since then.

The place they used to know was no more. It’d been converted into a gated community where their eldest son lived.

“I wish I could turn back time to the good old days,” Matt sighed.

“Babe, there’s no need,” Olivia said touching his hand. “As long as we remember them, they’re not really gone.”

“Now let’s go and pick up the grandkids.”

* * *


March 28, 2018 at 10:07 am 54 comments

The Heirloom

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 27 January 2017

Note: My initial response to this challenge was a little macabre. You can read it here:

Al Forbes

Photo Credit: Al Forbes

The classic Ford Model N was her dad’s most precious possession. Tara inherited it after he passed away.

The car brought back the happy times they had. At the same time, it put her in a bind. Married to a military man who moved around a lot, she had learned to travel light. The heirloom was a luxury she couldn’t keep.

After taking a picture, Tara decided to donate it to a local charity auction. It wasn’t what her dad would have wanted, but Tara felt he’d understand as long as she held on to the memories it left behind.

January 25, 2017 at 3:09 pm 42 comments

Staying the Course

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 26 August 2016

NOTE: It’s vacation time. You may consider this as my last post for a while. I’m taking off from blogging until I return in October.

Georgia Koch
Photo Credit: Georgia Koch

When I was three years old, Nana Talia took me in a small boat across the river. I must have enjoyed it so much the experience stayed with me.

Nana Talia babysat me for just a few months. I can’t remember her face anymore, but I can still feel her love that has enveloped me like a mist.

I think when somebody has been good to us, we remain connected to that person even when we have moved on. Since that trip on the river, I’ve crossed many rivers, and with each crossing, I’ve felt her steady hands holding me.

August 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm 30 comments

The Neighborhood Playground

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 22 April 2016

Note: I want to extend my deepest appreciation and gratitude to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers for the past four years. Absolutely, she’s been a great mentor and guide.

  Madison Woods
Photo Credit: Madison Woods

Long before our town experienced a boom, it was the neighborhood playground surrounded by trees that provided shade in the summertime.

One morning, a real estate developer came to cut the trees and enclose the property with barbed wires in preparation for building new homes.

As a nine-year-old, I watched the trees put up the good fight. After all, they withstood the strongest storms that had come and gone. But they were no match for the chain saw. One by one, they fell crashing to the ground.

I didn’t know it then, but a part of me died that day.

April 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm 37 comments

From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,214 other followers

Right Brain vs. Left Brain Test

In My Community

Recent Posts

Blog Stats

  • 136,371 hits
Flag Counter