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.

About emmylgant

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. atrm61 says:

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


  2. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Emmy,

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




  3. 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:


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


  5. PapaBear says:

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


  6. Jan Brown says:

    Wow, very intriguing. Great story!


  7. arjaybe says:

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



  8. Sandra says:

    Very well done.


  9. 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.




  10. john zande says:

    It has everything, even a suicide!


  11. Katalina4 says:

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


  12. Terrific writing – a life in 100 words!


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