The Best Laid Schemes… ~Friday Fictioneers 8/8/14

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright-Björn Rudberg

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright-Björn Rudberg

The house wasn’t much to look at but the location was perfect. Amy had dreamed of living upon the hill where nothing but the azure expanse laid before them. And he’d do anything for his queen. Painstakingly he’d laid stones upon their foundation, planted trees for privacy, a secret garden just for her. The hammock slung along the rockery for Stacey to read in, little Brian’s crib against the far wall.

The dream so close, some days he forgot the plane was lost. Walking the halls he tried to remember their faces, hear their laughter and will himself to live.

(100 Words)

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! As per usual, our esteemed host Rochelle posts a photo with the challenge of writing a 100 words something. One of these days I’ll have to try another poem. Make sure to check out the other writers entries HERE.

34 thoughts on “The Best Laid Schemes… ~Friday Fictioneers 8/8/14

  1. Dana, This is very sad, although well written. He needs to seek help from someone to move on. Being there by himself and living in his dreams is the road to insanity. He may next become delusional and actually think they’re there. Well done. —Susan

    • Thanks Dawn. I guess I did drive in the spike with the last line. And you right about the lost not only being lose that are gone but also the ones left to pick of the pieces and try to move on.

  2. Sadness is in a way so much more interesting than the happy ever after.. I think the only times I managed to write happy stories is when I start out with ordeals… I liked the way you presented this.. to end up like that.. what sadness

    • Thanks Bjorn. I have a girlfriend that may pull out my finger nails if I don’t starting writing something more upbeat. But last Madiera prompt I managed romantic but this time melancholy is all that would come.

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