It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, a weekly writing group. The challenge is to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting and to C.E. Ayr for the this week’s photo.
If you would like to participate, follow this link for instructions. All are welcome.
My story has two interwoven narratives; one from the son and the other is from the mother in the past. It may not be clear, but that’s my idea. Let me know what you think.
Chateau de Longing
Merv fretted and tidied miscellaneous piles of paper. They still owed on the computer that died. “Another sale bites the dust. That place is immaculate. Now it’s below market.”
Orange blossoms softened the air. He rubbed her feet as they sipped on Turkish coffee at first light of a sleepless night.
“We have no control. We can’t force her out,” said Lisa.
Under a shimmering, bejeweled sky, he whispered, “Wait for me.”
“She wanders up and down the hall in various stages of undress. Sometimes nothing at all,” Merv said.
“What?” Lisa asked.
“My mother has officially lost her mind.”
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