Friday Fictioneers – The Corner

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

There’s something about a corner. Anything might be round it—a second-hand shop with the perfect antique frock; a view all the way to the horizon; a man with strong arms and a dimple in his chin; anything.

Her steps accelerated as she approached. She was brave, and the world could be new again. With raised chin and lips parted, she breasted the bend, alert for fortune.

Just ahead, a familiar laugh—Henry leaning in to share a joke with some bitch. Why was he not hurting, too? She ducked into the coffee shop, not ready for corners after all.

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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

46 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Corner

  1. Oh. She’s having a good day and it all comes crashing down. She should keep on going; maybe just one more corner and Mr Strong-arm with dimples will be waiting. I like the idea of corners – so many associations one can draw.

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  2. Well, she found her strong man with a dimple in his chin around the corner, but not the kind of strong she wants. Also, just about anything, or anyone, can be found on a corner, doing just about anything. Good storytelling, Neil, told just right.

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