WELCOME TO FRIDAY FICTIONEERS!
We are a growing global community of blogging writers founded by Madison Woods. Each week the challenge is to write a one hundred word flash fiction or a poem inspired by the photo prompt. The rules are as follows:
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- Challenge yourself to keep stories to 100 words. (There’s no penalty for going over or under).
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- My story follows the photo prompt for those who would rather write before reading other stories. I appreciate your comments and critiques.
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Thanks to Doug MacIlroy for sharing the photo prompt this week.
Submitted for your approval…or disapproval. Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Although when my husband read it this morning he reminded me that we’re out of Cheerios. Read on, you’ll understand.
Happy Hanukkah to those amongst us of the Jewish persuasion. Good Yontiff or Hag Samayakh.
Somewhere between “I do” and diapers Gavin’s winsome bride turned into a nattering, self-centered shrew. Everything he said or did she took as either an affront or lack of caring.
If he brought her flowers she accused him of seeing another woman. If he made overtures she accused him of treating her like a sex object.
Eventually he gave up trying to fix their relationship and escaped to his garage sanctuary.
One afternoon Lois stood over him, their three-year-old son in tow. “I’m leaving.”
“Pick up a quart of milk.”
He smiled. Peace at last!