Waiting: Friday Fictioneers

 It’s still Friday! Friday Fictioneers is here. Better late than never, as my dad used to always say. It’s been crazy over here at my camp. My kid had his big end of year class project pitch today. That meant I spent all of yesterday helping him prepare. That was only part of the crazy, though. A baby bird has been receiving flying lessons in our yard and half our pond fish didn’t surviving the two-week transition period. Need I tell you what that does to the children under my roof? Baby bird hasn’t been taking to the air with ease so the crazy continues on through today. And there has been much upset over the new, and now gone, fish. Play dates. That’s what today has been all about. A lot of kids under my roof. Wish me luck, safety and survival.

If you would like to participate in Friday Fictioneers you are always welcome. Visit the wonderful Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The goal is the write a story in 100 words based on the picture prompt provided. Today’s picture came by way of Sara Ann Hall.  Thank you, Sarah. Here we go….

Copyright via Sarah Ann Hall


It was here she always waited.

The wind rustled through the tall weeds. She hardly noticed. She waited and watched like every other day.

“I’ll come for you,” he’d said.

“I promise.” He’d said.

She gazed at the carved stone one more time.

Melissa Kathleen Williams

January 16, 1928 – November 11, 1947

Forever loved. Forever missed.  

Her finger tips skimmed the edge of the words cut into the surface. Her gaze skipped to the next stone.

Thomas Jonathan Stanton

 March 10, 1926 – May 12, 2013

Beloved brother and friend

“Hello, Melissa.”

She turned. “Thomas! You came.”

“You knew I would.”

100 words

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28 thoughts on “Waiting: Friday Fictioneers”

  1. AmyAmy

    What a cool story! They finally are reunited and Melissa was most patient!

  2. Perry BlockPerry Block

    Very touching story. That kind of stuff ought to happen!

  3. Rochelle Wisoff-FieldsRochelle Wisoff-Fields

    Dear Debra,
    A very touching story with a chilling edge. I enjoyed it very much.

  4. shreyankshreyank

    finally reunited !

  5. janetjanet

    A long wait, but worth it. I had to read it twice to pick up the real story. Maybe too many paint fumes. 🙂


  6. NeensNeens

    Great! Well rounded, will you post the entire story?

  7. RussellRussell

    Quite a number of years between their deaths. It’s along wait, but what else has a ghost have to do? An enjoyable read.

  8. troy P.troy P.

    Even IF I now have “Reunited” stuck in my mental radio, I’m still glad I read this wonderful piece!

  9. Laura RitchieLaura Ritchie

    Beautiful, Debra. Very touching. I loved this one! 🙂

  10. Sarah Ann HallSarah Ann Hall

    Wow, that was a long wait. Love the way you told this story using their headstones to let us know who your characters were.

  11. kzkz

    wow that took a lot of patience! hauntingly beautiful story… 🙂

  12. Kitt CrescendoKitt Crescendo

    This kind of reminds me of my brother. I think, metaphorically speaking, he’s waiting for me. 🙂

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