This is what comes from staying up too late: you get your story in early! Woot, woot! Icing on that cake: I got to meet fellow Fictioneer, Erin Leary today! After months of trying to connect, we finally sat down for drinks and writing chit chat, today in Seattle… Double cream icing: John Cena was at the next table! Must be my lucky day, all around!
Hats off to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, who manages to keep the Friday Fictioneers going, week after week and this week contributed the photo prompt as well! If you would like to join us, learn more, or add your story, please check out her blog Addicted to Purple. As always, I welcome honest, constructive feedback.
Love Don’t Pay The Mortgage
Alice stared out the window. The fields sat empty: no corn, no soy and no wheat. The early mist seemed to accentuate the emptiness and she walked away from the sink, and wiped her eyes.
Next year we’ll double our crops and pay off this miserable year, sweetie; I promise.
Bobby had always come through on his promises. He’d promised her the moon, and they’d built a home and a wonderful life on these 200 acres.
When she’d found him slumped over in the tack room, she’d realized that some promises can’t be kept. His heart attacked, hers broken.
(word count: 99)
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