All by myself – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

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I haven’t written anything in over a year. The last year has just rushed by, filled with work and worry. I don’t know if I can come back regularly again, I’d love to though. But now writing feels like pulling teeth. I wonder if I can get the routine back…

Here’s the formal info:

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

Image © CEAyr Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires C.E. Ayr’s permission. Thank you for the image!

All by myself

“Use your feminine wiles,” Mum always said. “You can tame any man.”

I always thought that was an insult of men’s intelligence. And who wants to be with a man who lets himself be manipulated? Not I.

Then I met him.

Should’ve listened to Mum. Maybe I’d have had less broken bones.

“Garden needs digging you lazy cow,” he said and threw the spade at me.

Buried the spade in his head instead. Soil’ll clean the blood off when I dig the grave.

No one’s gonna miss him. We’ve got no friends, no family.

I’ll be all by myself. Good!

(100 words)

I pledge

47 thoughts on “All by myself – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. Thank you, Dale, I’m glad you think so. Writing felt like: words? There should be words… where are the words? I’d be lost without the thesaurus, LOL

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    1. Thank you! I‘m usually not that murderous, but with International Women‘s day and all the violence reported and not… makes me more aggressive. 🙂

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    1. THank you, CE, glad you liked. I‘ve read a psychological thriller the other day, that theme grew on me, LOL. Besides, I always need to practise conflict.


    1. Thank you! Yes, blood and bone meal is an excellent fertilizer. Maybe she’ll put the compost heap on top. 🙂


    1. Thank you! It’s good to be back, I hope the muse doesn’t run away again. I’m not the violent type either but sometimes people are desperate…

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  1. Deliberate isolation of self and partner is often a means of control. The downside is that no one will miss him. Thank you Rochelle. 🙂 I missed you all and peeked in from time to time but knew I wouldn’t be up to participating.


    1. Not me. I’d love some time in the home office, but I can’t. Essential worker and all that… Thank you Liz.


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