Postcards…

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Photo Prompt by: Fatima Fakier Deria

 

Walking into the canal-side post office, he anxiously snatched a postcard from the display. Almost frantic, he wrote these words…

‘Dad, you were right. Love, Son.’

He dropped it into the out-slot, and turned.

The door opened. Two tall men in a business suits entered, their hands in their pockets.

‘Come with us, please.’

wc: 54

 

Authors note: Some of you know I am a collector of postcards. I especially enjoy finding old ones in antique stores that people have sent. Sometimes, the messages are so simple. Sometimes, heart-rending. Either way, this week the picture reminded me of a post card and so I sat and thought about it a while and decided to approach it from that perspective. Last week was Father’s day as well, so what could be more fitting than a postcard sent home to a father from his son.  Ah, but there has to be a twist, now doesn’t there… hehe! Hope you enjoyed this little open-ending.  Enjoy! Shalom to all!

 

This work of fiction is written for  Friday Fictioneer ‘s 100 word writing challenge hosted weekly by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-fields.  Come on out and join us at: Friday Fictioneer ‘s if you’re up to a good challenge, or even a really great read. These little stories are well worth your time! A Huge thank you goes to Fatima Fakier Deria for sharing this week’s photo prompt with us.We’d love to see you around the table.

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She told me to…

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PHOTO PROMPT © Connie Gayer

She told me to dig her a hole, so, I did. It’s five-foot-six feet by two-and-a-half feet wide… six foot deep. I don’t think she suspects, yet.

‘Rus, I told you… Call before you dig! Now look at this mess!’ She stood, hands on hips.

‘Nope, doesn’t suspect a thing.’ He mumbled with a smile.

wc: 55.

 

Author’s note: When I first saw this photo, I looked up and out the window to see surveyors marking the location of buried utility lines. The phrase “Call before you dig” popped into my head. I looked back down to the pic, and just had to use it. Giggles. Sorry for your soon-to-be “demise” Ms. Gayer… just kidding! Thanks for the pic this week! On a personal note, those who know me on Facebook… I suddenly can no longer access my page. I went in and left a link to my new fb page in a comment on the bottom of the storm warning. Go figure, it tanked at the same time the storm hit and took out the power grid….

 

This work of fiction is written for  Friday Fictioneer ‘s 100 word writing challenge hosted weekly by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-fields.  Come on out and join us at: Friday Fictioneer ‘s if you’re up to a good challenge, or even a really great read. These little stories are well worth your time! A Huge thank you goes to Connie Gayer for sharing this week’s photo prompt with us.We’d love to see you around the table.