Friday Fictioneers: And Round We Go

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction challenge, led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Check out her blog for more details, or to join in. This week’s photo comes from Jennifer Pendergast. As always, I welcome honest, constructive feedback.


© Jennifer Pendergast


And Around We Go

Joe and I never did anything in a straight line. From the day we met, we wore each other down, with our inability to do things traditionally. We were never on time for anything; never followed patterns our friends forged toward good careers and stability. Joe and I never minded the scramble that comes from free-falling.

It wasn’t a straight-line plan when we had baby Sam; we’d barely decided to live together! Timing isn’t our forté either, but he’s the best thing we’ve done.

Predictably, Joe didn’t use a straight line to seal the deal; a perfect gold ring did.

(Exactly 100 words)

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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36 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: And Round We Go

  1. Hey Dawn,

    Hope you’re well. My will publish shortly and in it I made a reference to your article about the kids growing up so fast.

    Kind regards,

    James Oliver, Jr. Founder & CEO WeMontage 347-277-4039

    Sent from MiPhone


    Liked by 1 person

    • Welcome back to Tales From the Motherland, James; it’s been a Loooong time! Missed you.

      That’s so awesome, James! Not the mention, which is great and much appreciated, but the publishing!! SO glad it all worked out with your publisher and you’re on the road! I have had so many frustrating set backs, over this past year or so… crazy disappointing at times, this publishing gig. I do love following your FB antics though. 🙂 Keep me posted on publication date, etc, though I’m assuming we’ll see word on FB. SO exciting!! Mazel tov!! xo


  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice take Dawn, I liked the way you used the circle and time together to illustrate their life.


  3. After I wrote my story, I noticed that the wheel had a perfect 4 leaf clover shape in the middle. And, Friday was St. Patrick’s Day. My miss …. : ) Happy Belated St. Patty’s Day if you celebrate. I have 3 Irish lassie granddaughters. One is named Erin. Can’t get more Irish than that???!!!
    But … I digress. I enjoyed the build-up of this story. A great write for 100 words. The ending leaves hope for them.
    Have a super weekend, Dawn.
    Isadora 😎


    • Thanks Isadora. For me, this story is all about hope, and choosing to follow your own path.
      Yes, I have a lot of Irish in me; my grandfather came over in the early 40’s. I have one grandson, Amitai, who lives in Israel… Hebrew name. But, he’s still got some Irish in there too! 😉 Hope your weekend is great too!

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  4. plaridel says:

    sometimes, even a straight line can come full circle. well done.


  5. neilmacdon says:

    I agree with Iain, The circle is very cool


  6. goroyboy says:

    Hi Dawn first of all, yes little bundles of joy change everything don’t they. Nice story. Secondly your participation in flash fiction inspired me to participate, having a blast. Never tried fiction before not knowing where to start. What a great exercise. Thank You:)


  7. subroto says:

    The circle of life itself. Nicely done.


  8. Your interpretation of the photo is surprising and I think successful, Dawn.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Dear Dawn,

    Who doesn’t love a happy ending? I certainly do. Great use of the prompt in the circles. Lovely…simply lovely.




    • Thanks so much Rochelle. Sorry for the delay in responding. Going thru’ some things, and have had to step back. I felt badly putting out stories at FF and not having time to respond fairly, to those who read my stories. I look forward to getting back to it, but catching up on a lot of things!
      As always, I appreciate the feedback. Shabbat shalom! xo


  10. Lake Writer says:

    I love the way you have used the prompt indirectly – really interesting take.


  11. michael1148humphris says:

    This is great insight to the twisting life style of some couples. As they say, each to their own, and you owned this story. Well done


  12. Aww that’s so sweet Dawn.


  13. Dale says:

    I so enjoyed this, Dawn! (‘specially since the arrival of my first child was pretty much the same situation as your little family!)


  14. Michael Wynn says:

    That’s lovely, they’re non-conformist but happy, that’s what counts. Who made all these rules anyway, and when did I agree to them? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • True, true, so true, Michael. It’s a strange thing how we conform to things that we don’t even believe in, when we search ourselves. Thanks for the feedback, and sorry for the delay in responding!



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