Perspective ~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 11/8

I haven’t had the oompf again this week for blogging. And couldn’t force myself to participate in NaNoWriMo even though I knew exactly what I’d write. That confessed, I simply couldn’t pass up Friday Fictioneers. It has become my weekly reprieve. The creative exercise I have to get me over the hump.

In case this is your first time, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a weekly photo prompt. Writers from all over the world come together to write a 100 word story, poem, or whatever tickles their imagination that week. Then we share them with one another (click here).


Copyright-Al Forbes



I admire ornamentations, the little details on buildings that most people never notice. So entering the medical building our eyes met.

Steve and I were determined to start a family, even if it required fertility treatments. We debated in the waiting room. He was convinced it was Mercury’s visage looking upon us. A good omen as Mercury’s love bore two children. I knew it was Minerva; medicine and magic in tall order.

“Uterine Cancer”, Dr. Levin informed, our hopes dashed.

“I’m wrong” Steve whispered, unimaginable the thought of Mercury coming to take me to hell, “Minerva’s come to wage war.”

Word Count: 100

38 thoughts on “Perspective ~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 11/8

  1. This packs a lot of punch, the bad news arriving — but also the strength of the couple. Not just in the husband’s resolve at the end, but the couple supporting each other before, with trying to start a family.

  2. How horrible. The subject matter, that is; not the writing. The writing took my breath away, especially with that last punch in the guts.

  3. This is brilliant-poignant and the story touched me at so many levels!Hopes of new beginnings leading to start of a new war-love for each other,the only constant-Bravo!

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