Well… Once again, I forgot to link up, for 10 hours; but better late than never! Friday Fictioneers is brought to you each week by the indefatigable Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, who leads our band of merry writers, in weekly photo-prompt flash fiction. It is also her birthday this Thursday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROCHELLE! Thank you so much for all you do each week, to make FF so wonderful! You can find other 100-word stories on Rochelle’s blog, Addicted to Purple. Join us, or just enjoy the wide variety of stories. This week’s photo was provided by our hostess, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. **Please leave a comment. I always welcome honest, thoughtful or constructive feedback.
Be Careful What You Wish For (100 words)
“Please put your shoes away; they don’t belong on the kitchen floor.”
“Mom, what’s the big deal? I’m going to wear them again in a little while.”
“Put your dishes in the dishwasher when you’re done eating; don’t leave them in the sink!”
“Yeah, I know, Mom. I will.”
“You know what? And when?”
“Seriously, put your stuff away! This isn’t a dorm, it’s our home.”
“Yeah, I know.”
I come home from the airport– my daughter headed 7,000 miles away, my son 8,000 miles, chasing their dreams. Tears burn in my eyes, as I stand in my clean, silent kitchen.
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