Cruising – Friday Fictioneers

It is time for Friday Fictioneers already.
Eye on the horizon, Rochelle takes her passengers on a cruise over dark waters. Their boarding pass: A very short story, 100 words with a beginning, a middle and an end, based on the picture prompt. That’s it.
Clutching her 101 words, Emmy walks the plank.



Jim, her late husband, invested early in Tar sands and made a fortune.
It doesn’t erase a lifetime of abuse but at least she doesn’t worry about money.

A year of sunrises on waterways with Sam is pure happiness.
God the man makes her laugh!
He is kind, patient, forgives her everything.
She adores him. They have no secrets.
Well, almost…
She fell again. The Thing in her brain is growing.
She can’t be late this time.

As she climbs on the rail, a sharp shove hurls her over it.
Right on time she thinks hitting the icy water.

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Cloud watcher and dreamer sometimes wise, often foolish, but I am what I am.
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29 Responses to Cruising – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Terrific writing – a life in 100 words!


  2. Katalina4 says:

    Oh my goodness, so much evoked – a past, a love, a tone, a critical moment – wonderful.


  3. john zande says:

    It has everything, even a suicide!


  4. Dear Emmy,

    I’d never make anyone walk the plank for one word over. Fifty maybe, but never just one.

    Our stories were on a similar wavelength this week, weren’t they? A lot of background implied in your multi-layered piece. Nice one.




  5. Sandra says:

    Very well done.


  6. arjaybe says:

    A story told, and not a wasted word. Kind of like poetry, isn’t it?



  7. Jan Brown says:

    Wow, very intriguing. Great story!


  8. PapaBear says:

    A mini-story at the speed of 100wpm and written with a beautiful precision. Great job, Emm !


  9. Sad to see her go but happy her last years were an improvement over her first ones.


  10. tonyprance says:

    I like your little drama Emm . I tried to tell you but for some reason I am unable to comment on your page …it’s a glitch to be fixed …hope this gets to you…Tony Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:24:33 +0000 To:


    • emmylgant says:

      Thanks for the heads up Tony. I have no idea what happened 😦
      But you made it to the blog after all; thank you for your persistance, it’s much appreciated.


  11. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Emmy,

    Wonderful and happy, despite, and perhaps because, of the ending. Well done.




  12. atrm61 says:

    Well,someone made it easy for her to take that plunge-but am curious as to who? ;-)A great tale:-)


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