Such great prompts the past few weeks, and I’ve been MIA! Life has thrown some serious curve balls, and I’m trying to keep them all in the air. I had to rally this week; loved the photo too much to pass it up! It’s likely that I’ll miss more in the coming weeks, but oh how I’ve missed my flash fiction friends!
Friday Fictioneers is orchestrated by our talented leader Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you’d like to read more stories from this week, or learn more details, visit her blog Addicted to Purple. This week’s photo prompt comes from Sean Fallon. As always, I appreciate honest, constructive feedback; please leave a comment!
“Everything in its place,” Joy’s mother demanded, and Joy followed rules.
She married a man who was conservative and proper, and then kept his life orderly and neat. She raised their two children, a girl and a boy, in a tidy home with homemade meals and structure. Dishes never sat dirty; laundry never waited–– everything in its place.
There were few thank yous; her family came to expect what they wanted, when they wanted it.
On her fiftieth birthday, Joy packed a bag and left. No note, no apologies; she simply broke all the rules at once.
(Word count: 100)
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