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Here we are again. This week we’re gathered at a virtual city bus station. Our hostess for this virtual gathering in the gracious and talented artist and author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers, and Rochelle is starting her fourth, hard-working year as hostess of this group. The challenge for each of us in the group this week is to write an original story with not more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt provided for the week. This week’s prompt is a repeat, and was provided several years ago by Ron Pruitt. Thanks, Ron.
To read the other stories from group members, just click on the link for the other stories given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box. The link for the other stories this week is as follows.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
FREEDOM by P.S. Joshi
They got on the bus and found seats near the back.
It was the first time they’d traveled alone without a parent. Allowances had been saved for weeks for their trip to Centerville and back.
Their mothers thought they were at a school friend’s house. What an adventure, age thirteen and lunch and shopping on their own.
When they arrived, they chose a restaurant. They then ate until they felt stuffed.
After they paid for the meal, they had twenty cents left.
“Oh well,” said Lucy, “we’ll shop another time.”
Somehow, they could never save that much again.