Equal Opportunity Employment

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Addicted to PurpleThe Challenge – write a one hundred word (plus or minus) story with a beginning, middle, and end inspired by the picture*. The Key – make every word count.

The picture is worth a thousand words. Below are my one hundred.

*Image ©  Ted Strutz


Equal Opportunity Employment

Jonathan has a scar on his left cheek. His daddy smacked him with a knife when he was seven. His right eye is glass. His daddy hit him so hard when he was nine his eye popped out. His mama had to wait until his daddy passed out to take Jonathan to the hospital. She home-schooled him after that.

At fifteen, Jonathan killed his daddy the night his daddy broke Jonathan’s arm. Finding work was hard.

The carnival doesn’t care. Jonathan can repair every ride, create the promotion posters, and design the electrical systems to keep everything running without interruption.


100 words. Feedback is always appreciated. Click below to read other creative contributions to this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt.


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