THE PASSOVER PILGRIMAGE TO JERUSALEM

 

Photo Copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

We’re here with Rochelle this week sitting near an ancient wall in Jerusalem. We’re here to discuss our original stories for the week. As mentioned, 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 Rochelle herself. Thanks, Rochelle.

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:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/30-june-2017/

Genre: Historic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

THE PASSOVER PILGRIMAGE TO JERUSALEM by P.S. Joshi

It was Passover and the family of Samuel Ben Chaim was on its way to Jerusalem. As they trudged along they met friends from previous trips to the Temple.

Even the grandmother, Miriam had come with them. She rode astride the family donkey. In camp at night, she told of pilgrimages from her youth. She was a wealth of information.

Finally, there was the Temple in the distance. They felt stronger as they drew close.

Then began the ‘Song of Ascents of David’.

“I was glad when they said to me,

       Let us go to the house of the Lord!”*

 

*Psalm 122, “Song of Praise and Prayer for Jerusalem”, Holy Bible, The New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition For India, page 657.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MEMORY

 

Ice-on-the-window--Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Photo Copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Here we all are for another week. Today we’re standing on the virtual porch of an old Victorian house. There’s a beautiful virtual frosted window in the door. Our hostess for this weekly gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original 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 requested by Kent Colby and supplied by Rochelle herself. Thanks, Kent, and Rochelle.

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:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/1-july-2016/

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

THE MEMORY by P.S. Joshi

Many nights 10-year-old Maggie Wright had a recurring dream. She saw a frosted window in a Victorian door. she had no idea where the house was.

There were holes in her memory. She’d gone to live with her grandmother in Boston when she was three years old and couldn’t remember her parents.

She’d told her grandmother about the dream but the old woman just said, “Some things are better left alone.”

One night she opened the door in her dream. On the floor were the bodies of a man and woman. They’d been shot. Then she remembered.

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LOIS’ FIRST CAR

 

Cars, decorated and half-buried.

Photo Copyright: Jean L. Hays

Here we are again this week. Today we’re sitting in virtual folding chairs across from a virtual tourist attraction where three cars are buried slanting skyward. We’re here to once more discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of 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 provided for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Jean L. Hays. Thanks, Jean.

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

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/o7/01/3-july-2015/

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

LOIS’ FIRST CAR by P.S. Joshi

Lois’ first car was bought by her dad using the small amount of money left her by her grandfather. When he made out the Will, he’d been divorced by her grandmother and said, “Lois is probably the only one who’ll outlive Martha.”

Time proved him almost right. Grandma Martha died at the age of 97.

Lois kept a diary. She wrote:

“Dad and I went to the downtown used car lot. Dad favored an old, black, four-door sedan.

“I looked inside and said, ‘Dad, I can see the ground through a hole in the floor.'”

“Good enough,” he said.

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