Another week, and another prompt for the Friday Fictioneers graciously provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
The task is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
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“One day I’ll build one for you just like this,” Jim said, showing me his sandcastle.
I put my shovel down and beamed. “I’ll be your queen, then?”
“I’ll be king,” he said.
Now, twenty-five years later, he shows me his house.
“This could have been yours, you know,” he says.
His gorgeous wife pretends not to hear. She’s impeccably dressed, but I see the bruises on her wrists and give her my phone number.
“We should have lunch, get to know each other,” I suggest.
She nods, he frowns. I can’t get out fast enough.
The title comes from Joss Stone’s song ‘Free Me.’
Featured image: “Children on the Beach 1884” by Mary Cassatt
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