Friday Fictioneers My 100-Word Story

Friday Fictioneers is a group of bloggers that write 100-word stories after being inspired by a photo posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We are allowed to use the photo in our post and encouraged to leave each other comments. I always appreciate anyone who takes the time to leave a comment on any of my posts.

The photo prompt is often posted on Wednesday and a lot of writers post their story on Thursday, so I am going to do that this week. I will have two other posts for you tomorrow.

coffee_in_mirror

PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays

 Losing Steam
His coffee didn’t have steam above it, unlike the cup in the window that he had been looking through for the last two hours. He knew he looked like a fool to the young waitress. The people who were in the café now did not know how long Stan had been there, but she did. She had watched his face lose its light as he sat waiting. Stan knew he should get up, but he decided to wait five more minutes. For 25 years of marriage he could wait two and half hours. Maybe this time Gayle wouldn’t disappoint him.
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23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers My 100-Word Story

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  2. I like the line about his face losing its light. I think its meaning is clear (he’s losing hope), but it also works if someone interprets it to mean losing the sunlight.

    It sounds as though she’s left him before…poor guy.

    Great story–looking forward to more in 2016!

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  3. You’re inspiring me to get back to short fiction again! (then maybe you can polish my work, too. 🙂 )

    Comments: Watch your “that”s. in the window that he had been

    She had watched his face lose its light This is a bit unclear. Was he losing hope or was the sunlight fading?

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