The Way Forward – Friday Fictioneers

Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who hosts Friday Fictioneers.  Each week Rochelle chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction.  Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group.  It’s a great way to get involved in writing.

65 overgrown-summer-house

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

The Way Forward

I gasped in delight at the sight of the small outbuilding half-hidden by dense foliage at the end of the overgrown garden.

 “It’s magical!”

 “It’s a dump,” my fiancé replied. 

 I turned slowly and looked at him. 

 He answered the question in my eyes. 

 “This whole place is a nightmare.  There’s no way we’re going to be living here.”

 I gazed over his shoulder at the dilapidated house, surrounded by a tangle of trees and bushes.  Where I saw potential, he saw nothing but disintegration.

 “You’re absolutely right, I said.”

 Sometimes, it only takes a moment to realise the inevitable.



23 thoughts on “The Way Forward – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Thank you for your response. Looking around the property has allowed her to see things from a different perspective. It has enabled her to make the decision to go where she sees an opportunity for growth.


  1. I see a break-up around the corner. Good for her. I remember watching a TV series back in 2007 (not a very good series actually, but I just got ‘into’ it), and in one show, the main character, who has had a break-up in her love relationship, sits on the deck of a log cabin she’s leased, looking over a vast forest and lake and says, “Sometimes, if you have the right view and the right castle, you can lay the foundations for your new history all by yourself.” It struck such a chord with me that I wrote it down. Your story say’s pretty much the same thing. Good job.

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