Friday Fictioneers – Take my hand

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff

She takes my hand and leads me. In my day, it would have been the other way round. It is strange to be guided by your granddaughter, but the world has become strange. All the old certainties are vanishing. Like spring being the return of life, and autumn for the gathering-in. Now these seasons come with flood and fire. Nothing is as it was.

“We will have to show you what to do,” she says. “You should have done it, but you didn’t. Tomorrow is too late.”


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

55 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Take my hand

  1. The closing of the story is especially poignant, fraught with both foreboding, perhaps slight chastisement, but also a tenderness, of hope. A very interesting idea here Neil, I like how you’ve penned this. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much, Isadora. The trouble is, these days, the grandkids know stuff the grandparents don’t. When I wrote this story, Rochelle had forgotten to post the prompt and I thought her pictures were the prompt

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