Copyright: J. Hardy Carroll
Here we are gathered for another week. This week we’re here in a virtual cemetery. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented artist and author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers, and the challenge this week, and every week, is for each of us to write an original story with no 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 was provided by J. Hardy Carroll. Thanks J. Hardy.
To read the other stories from group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box. The link for the other stories this week is as follows:
Since today, Wednesday, November 11, is Veteran’s Day in the U.S.A., I want to join in with others in wishing Rochelle’s husband, Jan, a thank you for his twenty-eight years in the U.S. Navy. I’m also sending a thank you to all the men and women who have srved in the military in the past, and who are serving at present.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
THE TOLL by P.S. Joshi
Margaret took a trip to the the southwestern part of the state to find graves of her paternal great grandparents deceased since the early 20th Century.
She first found the village cemetery of her dad’s maternal grandparents. With their graves she found the headstone of a grandchild born with hydrocephalous.
Later, she found the tiny roadside cemetery of her dad’s paternal grandparents. Along with their graves, were three other markers. Two were for girls who died as infants. The third was for a son who died in his twenties. Disease took a heartbreaking toll back then.