Category Archives: Rochelle’s picture prompt

IF AT FIRST YOU SUCCEED,

It’s done,  down to the menus, salt, pepper, and welcome mat.  Dad chuckled when he saw the name, Felicia’s Forte.  She was daddy’s little girl. Felicia nervously waited at the hostess desk.  The door opens…..to customers and to her future. … Continue reading

Posted in COVID19, Friday Fictioneers, Rochelle's picture prompt, success, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

THE KILLER TYPEWRITER

  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  …asdfghijk…asdffdsa….asdffdsa….yuiop…yuiop…. “Take off ten points for each error.”  The quick brown fox…  AsDfGhJkL…74 wpm take off 20 for two typos.  That’s not fair!  Seventy-seven wpm minus 30 for three errors. … Continue reading

Posted in Photo Challenge, Rochelle's picture prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 36 Comments

BOTH DIED

  My mom, the ACTRESS – third from right, middle row.  As ACTRESS she was Saturday Special Matinee Headlines.   Mom was happy;  ACTRESS was not. Too bad.  Mom was sweet, kind, humble.  ACTRESS was witchy, rude, arrogant.  Even  Dad didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Friday Fictioneers, Rochelle's picture prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

OF BEING EIGHT

Sorrowful old house befitting my memory. Mom was moaning.  Dad told me to go feed the pigs.  I did.  Went back.  Dad said go outside and don’t come back until he called for me.  I did. I could see everything … Continue reading

Posted in Friday Fictioneers, Rochelle's picture prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

ANSWERED PRAYER?

I thought I was humoring kids when we prayed for their pets, until one morning ….. **************** I glanced out the icy window,  I must find Buttons.   I had looked until it got too dark.    He’ll be so cold.  … Continue reading

Posted in Friday Fictioneers, prayer, Rochelle's picture prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

CHANTAY

  Claire checked the note again.  Number four from bottom on right. Long hair.  Her name is Chantay. Holding back tears, Claire smiled.  The parents had kept the name Claire had given the two-hour-old baby with Claire’s DNA.  The baby … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, adoption, choices, Friday Fictioneers, God's purpose or will, Rochelle's picture prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

LAST DANCE

“Let’s do it!”  Sandy and Hank agreed. “An ice-skating honeymoon.” So the wedding  was on Valentine’s Day – fifty years ago. They first met at a skating rink when Hank helped Sandy after a fall.  She had twisted her ankle.  … Continue reading

Posted in aging, death, long marriage, Rochelle's picture prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 35 Comments

RETIREMENT PLAN

“Best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry…”  Robert Burns Fifty-four-year-old Benny had been janitor in the old Watcalf Building for thirty-six years.  No job; can’t retire.   He knows this place; it has all the necessities for home – … Continue reading

Posted in Friday Fictioneers, Rochelle's picture prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 30 Comments

WHAT DOES AUNT GILDA KNOW

Aunt Gilda is bringing more pickle relish.  Other years Cissy had expressed thanks and added them to the shelf.  But this time, Aunt Gilda wants to pick up her nine empty jars.  Cissy had to empty each one and make … Continue reading

Posted in Friday Fictioneers, Rochelle's picture prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 6 Comments

THE ODD SPOUSE

Her scientist husband was at it again.  It infuriated her, amused her, interested her, and drew her to him in spite of his oddities.  She admired his inquisitive brain.  This time he had somehow made a magnetic field in the … Continue reading

Posted in aging, dementia, Friday Fictioneers, Rochelle's picture prompt, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 30 Comments