Friday Fictioneers – The Forgetting


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“Dad, what happened to the car?”

“Lucas!  How are you, my son?  It’s so good to see you!”

“Dad, the car?”

Lucas watched his father’s eyes, searching for any sign that he would try and cover up the truth, but all he saw was an innocent joy.

“I’m sorry Lucas, but I don’t know what you mean.”

“Dad, you took the car today, remember?  You went to the store.  Did you hit something?”

His dad’s filmy blue eyes took on a puzzled look.  “Lucas, I honestly don’t know what you’re talking about.  I’ve been here all day.”

Lucas realized, probably too late, that his dad’s driving days were over.


Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction prompt where we are given a photo and asked to write a 100 word story – beginning, middle and end.  This one came in at 109 words.

Click on the blue froggy to read other amazing 100-word stories!

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Pink – The good (if it can be called that) and the bad

I’ve never been a fan of the color pink.  It most likely has something to do with being a red-head and having people tell me that the color would clash with my hair color and my skin tone.  Some shades of pink look terrible on me, but some actually don’t…. not that I’ve been brave enough to really try it out.

Isn’t it strange how our belief’s from early childhood follow us around all our lives, whether they make any sense or not?

As I was thinking about it today, I realized it wasn’t just the color and the unpleasant childhood memories that had me disliking the color.  I also have this weird belief that it’s a weak color.  I’m one of those women who wants to run with the boys and do what they do and the color pink just makes me think of cute little coddled girls who have things handed to them.

See, not logical at all, but there you have it.

It also got me thinking of the brand PINK from Victoria’s Secret.  I’ve never been a name brand kind of person, but about 10 years ago, I found myself shopping at Victoria’s Secret.  I believe they have the most comfortable bras, so it is the one thing I will allow myself to splurge on; that and the amazing perfume I fell in love with.

I noticed a friend in a pair of sweats one day that looked really comfortable and she told me they were the PINK brand.  I went out and bought a pair shortly after because I am so a sweats and tank top kind of girl.  Now, I’m not the type of person to splash myself with PINK, but you see it everywhere with women these days.  I honestly think it’s tacky.  However, those sweat pants I bought have PINK written right across the butt.  It’s probably a good thing I can’t see it because it allows me to forget that it’s there.  They’re black and super comfortable, so I don’t ever remember until the hubby points it out.

I think it gives him great joy to watch me squirm.

I’ve just realized that this is the good (if it can be called that) and the bad of the color pink, brought to you by yours truly.  I’m thinking I may need to create a better relationship with the color, but I’m getting old and set in my ways.  Besides, I don’t think the color will mind.


In response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt – Pink

Understanding and Acceptance

The events of my life in the past few months have caused me to reflect a lot on what is temporary and what is permanent.  I had a boss once tell me that when I was upset, the best thing to do would be to write it down and put it under my keyboard and then look at it a week later.  He surmised that when I looked at it again, I wouldn’t be upset about it anymore.  I can’t say I liked the guy very much, but in this, he was pretty accurate.

I’m constantly amazed that when something is given enough energy it can become bigger and bigger, but when you set it aside for a while, it becomes something different, smaller perhaps.  It doesn’t necessarily go away, depending on what it is, but when you give something room to breathe, it brings new perspective and new insight.

I’ve also been reflecting on life in general and how tomorrow is not guaranteed.  Trying to live in the moment is difficult, at best, but I believe it’s the best place to be.  It brings a higher appreciation for things when you’re not worried about tomorrow or what happened yesterday.  If only I’d remembered that at dinner tonight…

Sometimes I wonder if this understanding we are all searching for is truly a thing, you know?  Can you ever truly understand another person’s motives for doing something?  But trying to understand seems like it causes even more pain because in the process of trying, you seem to relive everything that happened.  Which, I suppose, is what they call acceptance.   Accepting that you’ll never fully understand.  Accepting that things are okay right now and moving on from here, because no one can go back and change the decisions they made in the past.

In the midst of the chaos that was the last few months, I’ve found a deeper appreciation for life and love and for holding on to those you love and letting them know every single day how much they mean to you.


In response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt – Temporary

Daily Prompt – Bitter

The Bitter Wind

The arctic wind blows across my face
Searing…
Burning…
Frozen in place

Icy hands reach for my heart
Clawing…
Gripping…
Becoming a part

Bitterness craters…
Shrivels!
The once radiant smile
Until there’s nothing left

The torch that once burned
Brighter…
Sweetest…
Slowly grows dim
…Fades away


In response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt – Bitter.

Song Lyric Sunday – Rose Gold by Pentatonix

I immediately had a song in mind when I thought of the theme, but it was sort of outside the realm of the theme in a way and the lyrics were so sad.  I just couldn’t bring myself to post it for what will be the day after my wedding.  So, I went in search of a song.

I looked up the theme and there were a lot of songs I’d never heard of, and once again I couldn’t bring myself to post a song that I wasn’t really feeling.  Music is emotion for me and I wanted the song today to emote my joy.  I was so excited when I remembered this song by Pentatonix!  When I first heard it, I didn’t love it, but the more I hear it, the more it has grown on me.

As you know, I love these guys and the lyrics of this song are perfect.  I do hope you enjoy!

Rose Gold by Pentatonix
Written by Andrew Pearson / Avriel Kaplan / Scott Hoying / Stephen Wrabel
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Started like a movie scene
Once upon a London street
Tried to play it like James Dean
Cigarettes in my sleeve

Like a myth, the story of our lives
Couldn’t fit in only black and white
If it’s true that legends never die
Me and you could stand the test of time

We could be timeless, we could be classic
We could be stars, we could be rose gold, rose gold
We could be diamonds, we could be an anthem
We could be stars, we could be rose gold, rose gold

Driving up the coast somewhere
Salt water in your hair
Too many people on this road
We could take the canyon home

Like a myth, the story of our lives
Couldn’t fit in only black and white
If it’s true that legends never die
Me and you could stand the test of time

We could be timeless, we could be classic
We could be stars, we could be rose gold, rose gold
We could be diamonds, we could be an anthem
We could be stars, we could be rose gold, rose gold

We could be timeless, we could be classic
We could be stars, we could be rose gold, rose gold
We could be diamonds
Yeah, we could be rose gold, rose gold


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to post a song with a precious metal/stone or jewelry in the title/lyrics.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 5/7/17

Guys, can you even believe it?  By the time you read this post, I will be married!!  How exciting is that?  I’m sure it isn’t much of a blip on your screen, but for me, it’s amazing and wonderful and strange.  I was that person who said I would never get married again, but I suppose life just has a way of proving you wrong sometimes.

It is also some welcome good news in my year of not so good news.

Anyway, I wasn’t necessarily thinking about the theme while watching the Voice on Monday, but someone sang a song that immediately had the wheels turning.  Not only that, it sort of fits with the events of my life on Saturday, but not in a “love song” sort of way (because we’ve already done that one several times).

So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song with precious metal/stones or jewelry in the title and/or lyrics.

As always, you can go your own way and post a song that has nothing to do with the prompt.  We’re all here sharing our love of music and lyrics, and most of all, having a great time!

If you would like to suggest a theme, I am open to suggestions.   Please either pop it in the comments or send me an email at redesp75@yahoo.com.

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Feel free to use the Song Lyric Sunday badge by copying it into your post or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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