Friday Fictioneers: Changes All Around

Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below.


Photo prompt © Lauren Moscato

Photo prompt © Lauren Moscato

Genre: Fiction
Word Count: 100

Jeff walked across the parking lot toward his pickup truck. The light dusting of snow was a predictor of the storms to come, both inside him and outside in the real world.

Yesterday afternoon Chuck told him, “Sometimes progress is made when the pain of what you are doing becomes worse than the fear of what you want to do.”

The relationship with Julie had to end if he and Monica were ever going to make it work. Easier said than done, and last night made the decision even more difficult.

Jeff got in the truck and headed for home.

 Click on the frog to see how other writers solved this challenge.

  34 comments for “Friday Fictioneers: Changes All Around

  1. April 16, 2015 at 3:01 AM

    Good story. 🙂 I wonder what happened ‘last night’ that changes things…


  2. April 6, 2015 at 10:58 AM

    This is very intriguing, Allan. I hope Jeff has a ladder. 🙂


  3. April 6, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    Dear Allan,

    That picture and your story are strange, yet appropriate bedfellows. Breaking up is like walking out of that second floor door with no stairs. One party knows there is no stairs yet still feels bad and the other doesn’t and hits the ground hard. Great take on a tough prompt.




    • April 8, 2015 at 6:56 AM

      Hi Doug,

      Thanks for your comment, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.

      I agree with you about the combination of the story and photo being a bit strange. It was an overcast day here when I saw the prompt and as I started to write the story just came out.

      Strange all around for sure. Ω


Questions? Comments? Let's talk...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.