Photo Copyright: Dale Rogerson
Here we are again and this week we’re gathered on an empty activity field. 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 Dale Rogerson. Thanks, Dale. To read the other stories by group members, just click on the link below, then on the smiling frog. Next, follow the given direction.
Word Count: 100 Words
The Empty Lot by P.S. Joshi
I had a vacation coming, so decided to take a trip back and see the old neighborhood where I was born.
The house looked much the same with a few changes to the front porch and yard. The neighborhood arrangement, however, was very different.
After WWII, a bunch of small GI homes had been stuck in all available spaces.
The street past our house, no longer a dead-end, was now blacktopped and extended to meet the road below.
The empty lot for baseball down there was gone. An expressway cut through.
My memories were just that, not reality any longer.