Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Addicted to Purple. The 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 © Dale Rogerson
Through The Ages
The Great Storm dumped the chair in the lake. The lake revealed it once the waters receded.
As a small boy, I felt its loneliness in its abandonment. In the middle years, it became a memorial to that summer, to the hurricane so harrowing friends and neighbors disappeared overnight. As a teenager it was a testament to the long-standing decline of home. Proof of the filth otherwise whitewashed.
But on the eve of my first deployment, I ached to take it with me as a talisman, a connection. And so I took its picture and keep it in my helmet.
100 words. Feedback is appreciated. Click below to read other creative contributions to this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt.
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