Sixty-two years of budgeting!  Stella offered routine and capable service for forty years.  Now she was retiring with no luxuries.  If something cost more than $16, Stella didn’t buy!

Her dad died and left $600 for Stella.  Her chance for a treasure.

She bought a $400 Tiffany lamp.  Had it three weeks and a thief stole it.  She found it at the near-by pawn shop.  Cost thirty-five dollars to redeem it. 

She took it home, plugged it in, sat down and cried. Why did she cry? She was a woman like me, who rages through a crisis, then cries.


Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneer 100 word story based on picture prompt. To see more entries, go to and click the green frogs. PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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2 Responses to STELLA’S RAGE

  1. Michael Humphris says:

    I felt so sad for Stella, great story telling

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, Michael. You are kind to leave a comment. I don’t get many in relation to other FF story tellers. I think it is because I don’t leave much mystery. I pretty much “seal the deal” when I write. 😀 Again I thank you.

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