In Good Time – Friday Fictioneers

Hey, there’s nothing like a Friday Fictioneers on a Sunday. Am I right? I hope to get back into some kind of rhythm soon.

I’ll admit the election has been an unwelcome distraction. If only we could hold words in our hands and inspect them, see if they’re real or true.

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and leading this wonderful group of writers. And thanks to Jean L. Hays for the photo prompt.


(103 words)

In Good Time

The promise of placards lined the highway like Post-it Notes. Almonds, walnuts, and peaches. Fresh! Right off the tree!

“Let’s just stop. I want some nuts,” said Cindy. “They’re better than soda.”

“They’re nothing like soda,” said Jack, grunting as he pulled into a dirt parking lot of a bustling storefront. “They’ll be filled with dirt and how do you know they weren’t pissed on?”

She held a bag of walnuts, fresh and gleaming in their package. Their shapes solid as gold nuggets.

They were silent a few miles before he asked, “Well, are you gonna open those or what?” 

“In good time.”


For more stories for this prompt, click here.

37 thoughts on “In Good Time – Friday Fictioneers

  1. A typical stop on those highway drives. I remember them well.
    This had a nostalgic feel. The dialog between them came through as I read it.
    I liked you interpretation of the photo prompt. I’m thinking she deciding whether or not to share. He He
    Isadora 😎

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      1. I hear you. Sitting in a car with another person whose angry could make for a long, long drive. I think it would be a great short story. There’s a lot of meat on these bones. I hope you decide to write more about this couple.😁
        Isadora 😎


  2. Dear Amy,

    Sounds like many an automobile trip I’ve experienced. Great descriptions and amusing dialogue. They should come our direction, our walnut trees have been particularly prolific this year. 😉 (We won’t discuss the other nuts.)



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    1. Thanks, Rochelle. I’ve missed you! Like me, it’s sounds like you’ve had your share of road trips. It’s amazing how many stretches of land we have in this country where there’s just nothing. I’d love to come for the walnuts. Those other ones, I’ll stay clear of! 🙂


    1. Jack might not be so cranky after he’s eaten a few nuts, right? I always feel healthy after eating a few myself. So glad you liked my story. I’m hanging in there. Thanks for the visit. Good to see you! xoxo

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    1. What a generous comment, Micheal. I appreciate that. Thanks so much. I’m glad it resonated. We should all get some kind of club membership for enduring long trips. Free nuts or something!


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