Friday Fictioneers: dinner with the folks

It’s been too long since I wrote for Friday Fictioneers.  My brain cells feel rusty and my fingers out of shape.   However here is my entry for Friday the 16th, 2015.


Dinner With the Folks

dining-roomPHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields


They’d dated for a year and he knew she was the one. On Saturday he’d planned to have her over to meet his folks. He’d chosen a ring to give her when they were alone that night.

With red-rimmed eyes he stood at the window absently fingering the little box in his pocket. He considered just wrapping the table’s contents into the tablecloth to take out to the trash.

Her message that morning: “Darling, I’m bringing a surprise for your parents, see you soon!” (Shots in the background)

No time to duck the bullets; she silently slumped to the ground.


WORDS:  100

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37 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: dinner with the folks

  1. shoreacres says:

    I love the suggestion that he thought about just wrapping everything up in the tablecloth and taking it to the trash. Who of us hasn’t been tempted to do that in one situation or another?

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Linda. Your comment reminded me of a story a friend of mine told about her neighbor who always covered her messes on flat surfaces with a tablecloth. She said that she’d often been there to visit when there was more than one tablecloth on a surface, and in her words, “It would have required an archaeological dig to find the top of the coffee table.”

      (I know this is not the same, but you reminded me of it and I just had to share!) 😀

    • Lynda says:

      Hm… I’ve been both places in the past few months. If something bad is coming. it doesn’t matter where you are, it will find you. (Nothing life threatening for my part.)

      Thanks, Archon! 🙂

    • Lynda says:

      Thanks, Sandra, I tried not to make it too obvious. I will try to get more regular about my writing. We’ve just been swamped with things that need doing around here. I will admit, it felt good to finally get them out of the way. 😀

      Do enjoy your travels and be safe.

  2. BrainRants says:

    The action does shift out of narrator frame there at the end, yes, but it’s very fixable if you want. In spite of that, a very sad little vignette… could happen to anyone.

    • Lynda says:

      Dear Rochelle,

      It is in the back of everyone’s mind. Is it not? We live in interesting times.

      Glad to be back. Ive been missing all the fun!


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