Photo Copyright: Al Forbes
We’re all here for another week. Today we’re sitting in someone’s virtual home where there’s a virtual, colorful glass jar of used batteries. Our hostess for this gathering is the talented and gracious writer and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is 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 for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Al Forbes. Thanks, Al.
To read the other stories by the group, just click on the links given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.
The link for this week’s stories is as follows:
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
THE COLLECTOR by P.S. Joshi
Why don’t I invite friends over? I’ll tell you why. Our mother is a collector.
You name it and she gathers it up. She wasn’t always like this. It started ten years ago when our five-year-old sister, Bethie, got hit by a car and died.
Among the things Mom collects are old prescription bottles, empty soda bottles, and cans, old clothes, suitcases, cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes, pots and pans that spilled over from the kitchen, old outgrown clothes, our old toys, twelve sets of dinnerware, mixing bowls of different sizes, and more