Photo Copyright: Ted Strutz
Here we are again and this week we’re gathered near a river to watch a seaplane take off. We’ve come together to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s 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 be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Ted Strutz. Thanks, Ted. To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link below, then on the smiling frog. Next, follow the given directions.
Genre: Human Interest Fiction
Word Count: 99 Words
When All Else Fails, Call Dad by P.S. Joshi
Frank sat on the bed, crying. He felt rotten.
He’d trusted Hank with his money, and now it was gone. The guy said his friend was hiring seaplane pilots and there was training. The fee was $200 to get into the program.
Here he was in Alaska, broke, hungry, and the rent was due, He’d had such high hopes of becoming independent.
There was just enough credit on his iPhone to call his parents and ask for money.
The call connected, and his dad answered.
“Hi son, what do you need, money to come home? Don’t worry. I’ll wire some.”