Copyright–Douglas M. Macilroy
Here we are this week, gathered in the virtual insect house of the town zoo. This was Doug Macilroy’s idea. The spiders have just been fed. Good thing we’ve already eaten lunch. We’re here to discuss our original stories for Friday Fictioneers. Our gracious and talented hostess for this gathering is author and artist Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The weekly challenge for this group is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Douglas M. Macilroy. Thanks again Doug. Happy Holidays to all!
The link for all other stories is as follows:
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
TRAPPED By P.S. Joshi
Beth felt trapped. When she married him, Greg was sweet. His parents expected a lot from him, and he made them proud. He strived and became successful.
Added duties of his company job in Client Relations meant entertaining new clients. This included cocktail parties.
Beth found alcohol made him mean. Physical abuse to her, savage slaps and punches, began and escalated. Injured, she worried about their two children. Her parents were scared as well.
Finally, a concerned friend suggested she and the children go to a shelter. Trembling, she rapidly packed one afternoon, and her friend took them to safety.