Photo Copyright: Sandra Crook
Here we are again this week. Today we’re at an antique store and viewing an old sewing machine. We’re gathered here to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us is to write a story with no more than 100 words not including the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Sandra Crook. Thanks, Sandra.
To read the other stories by the group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.
The link for this week’s stories is as follows:
Genre: Nonfiction Memoir
Word Count: 98 Words
THE SEAMSTRESS by P.S. Joshi
It’s the end of the 19th Century. An aging woman is bent over a sewing machine in a tiny southwestern Ohio village. She now has four grown married daughters and one grown son. Her husband is the village blacksmith and she’s the seamstress.
The village is surrounded by rich land with large farms owned by German-Americans. This couple had once made a good living. But her husband is now ill with pneumonia and she has glaucoma and will gradually grow blind.
These are my paternal great-grandparents. My father was born in the village in 1897.