Photo Copyright: Dale Rogerson
Here we are this week sitting under palm trees in the courtyard of some west coast apartment buildings. We’re gathered to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a story with no more than 100 words, not counting 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 Dale Rogerson. Thanks, Dale.
To read the other stories by 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: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
DARK MEMORIES by P.S. Joshi
I’d promised myself never to come back here again. Then I heard Jenny was dying.
The place hadn’t changed. The six-story, scruffy buildings surrounded by palm trees closed in on me. I wondered if the crummy elevators ever worked.
I could still see the old man leaning over me, his t-shirt stained with sweat. He was my father but that’s as far as it went. This was a man who hit me whenever he felt like it, good reason or bad.
Jenny, my gentle stepmother had somehow outlived him and her time was up. I’d felt sorry for her.