STOPPING AT THE CAFE

 

Coffee shop window

Photo Copyright: Jean L Hays

Here we are another week. This time, we’ve gathered in a virtual city cafe. Our hostess this week, and every week, for this gathering is the gracious and talented artist and author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers, and our challenge this week, and every week is to each write an original story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt provided for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Jean L. Hays. Thanks, Jean.

Since Rochelle is still on vacation, this is a repeat picture prompt. I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2016.

To read the other stories from group members, first click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box. The link for the other stories this week is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/1-january-2016/

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

STOPPING AT THE CAFE By P.S. Joshi

It hasn’t changed much, this aging cafe. There are still two entrances: one from the lobby below the exit of the Chicago “L”; one from the street.

It gets arctic here so there are sheltered exits and entrances. Coming into the cozy cafe is a treat before heading out into the buffeting wind, chilling despite a thick, head-to-foot, layered wrap.

I remember this as the place we first met. It transformed my life. I’d been a self-centered student, caring little for others.

I’ve just come from your funeral my beloved husband and can’t yet go to an empty house.

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TOO MUCH, BUT STILL NOT ENOUGH

Silo in a field

Copyright: Marie Gail Stratford

We’re here again this week, gathered today in a virtual field to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for us is to write a 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 Marie Gail Stratford. Thanks Marie Gail.

To read the other stories from group members, just click on the little blue frog in the blue box after clicking on the link. The link for the other stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/15-may-2015/

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

TOO MUCH BUT, STILL NOT ENOUGH by P.S. Joshi

Frank Buford had rich land on his large farm. He was also greedy.

Every year the county took up a collection for the poor. He’d give a couple dollars so he could say he gave. Everyone knew what was happening. His silos and barns were full, and his wife was busy canning every year. He sold the rest.

One year he had a bumper harvest. He called in some workmen and commissioned them to build a couple more silos and another barn.

“I’ll make extra money.” he bragged.

After harvest, he died.

Only his wife came to the small funeral.

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