Friday Fictioneers – Cloudy, clearing later

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (thank you, Rochelle!) hosts a flash fiction challenge, to write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 words or less. Post it on your blog, and include the Photoprompt and Inlinkz on your page. Link your story URL. Then the fun starts as you read other peoples’ stories and comment on them!

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Photo Prompt © C E Ayr

Cloudy, clearing later

High cloud covered the heaven. Even mid-afternoon there were no shadows – or, perhaps, everything was shadow.

I scuffed a pebble towards a tree, missing by miles. That’s life when you’re out of work. Nothing you do hits the target.

I noticed Claire at the window of her first-floor apartment. A nice girl, dark-haired, blue-eyed – pretty. No point someone as useless as me hoping to date her, though.

But she gestured me to wait, and thirty seconds later she was running towards me.

“It’s no good moping,” she said. “You need qualifications. Have you tried Medville College? Here, I’ll take you.”

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48 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Cloudy, clearing later

    • Dear Michael
      Thank you for reading and commenting. I’m happy to say that I agree – there are still good people about, and I’m blessed that some of them are my friends. I hope you, too, have good friends.
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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    • Dear Ali
      Thank you for reading and commenting. I love your take on my story! I have to say, though, that the narrator and Claire knew each other before the story – after all, he knew her name when he saw her at the window.
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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    • Dear Francine
      Thank you for reading and for your kind comments. I hope the narrator finds a course at the college that will help him find good employment. I enjoyed writing about Claire!
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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    • Dear Bear
      Thank you for reading and commenting.
      I’m sorry you’re finding it so hard to find work; I know that’s most disheartening. (I was unemployed for eight months back in 2003).
      I wish you the best of luck in your search for employment.
      With very best wishes
      Penny

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      • I’m going on 16 yrs unemployed at the moment… that is, unless you consider that 14 of that was spent commuting back and forth between Kentucky and Central Ohio to care for Gran & Mom who lived there, and my Hubby here. My biggest struggle is my available hours (9-5) between Hubby’s work hours. We have one car, and his work won’t let him in building early or stay late.

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