Friday Fictioneers – 29th November 2013

Welcome all to this weeks Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The idea is to write a story that has a beginning a middle and an end in as close as possible to 100 words from the weekly photo prompt supplied. I hope you all enjoy. πŸ™‚


Copyright Ted Strutz

Journey’s End (100 Words)

Anne had always loved a beautiful sunset. She gazed at the rich purple and orange hues that bled into the darkening sky and wondered if life might yet deliver a little more colour than the monochrome existence she shared with Arthur, her introverted husband.

At the next table a couple were holding hands and smiling, deep in conversation. She studied her own husband, hunched over the jigsaw puzzle, oblivious to the scenery and his bored spouse.

Arthur glanced at the approaching shore, β€œI think our journey is almost over,” he remarked.

β€œYes Arthur, I think you might just be right.”



  1. Dear JWD,

    This was near perfect. When the time comes, it’s over. Very well written. One note, and a subjective one, to boot….I think skies would read better as sky. Good flow throughout, whatever you decide.




  2. Very well wrought ending to a dismal marriage. I just have one question. I guess most of the ferries I have taken have been in Europe. Is it the thing to do jigsaw puzzles on ferries in America? Nearly everyone this week has a jigsaw puzzle in their story…


  3. Wonderful ending! You capture the longing and sadness of a long marriage gone south… having faded out. Really well written; nice job! After writing the stories… Each week, I truly look forward to reading the other stories. This one is especially good!


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