Friday Fictioneers – 20 December 2013

Welcome to this week’s Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

THE CHALLENGE:

Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)

THE KEY:

Make every word count.

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Copyright- Jean L. Hays

Dolphin Therapy (100 words)

Carl gaped in disbelief. Not another bloody dolphin! Pushing past the gently twisting mobile he stepped into the hallway, dropping his case.

He gazed around the house at all manner of cetacean bric-a-brac and knew he could take no more.

When would Julia realize their precious, beautiful, autistic son would never speak? How much more of their lives must she squander on this desperate dolphin obsession? Today he would end it; time to face reality.

He turned to see his wife and son in the doorway, Samuel pointing and smiling.  “Dolphin!” said the boy, and Carl broke down and cried.

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23 comments

    • Yes I am a parent, I have three at home and two grown up. They are 29, 28, 16, 13 and five years old, and I have six grand children! Christmas in our house will be busy, noisy, happy and exhausting and I am looking forward to it. Thank you for your very kind comments and merry Christmas to you. 🙂

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  1. I love this: cetacean bric-a-brac! This is the 3rd tale which introduces autism and in connection with dolphins. They – and mothers – are indeed mysterious creatures. (Not that I’ve ever been one personally – a mother I mean, not a dolphin. Though I’ve never been a dolphin either). Oh, Season’s Greetings! 🙂

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