Hope: Friday Fictioneers

Hail pelted the windows. Large golf balls, smashing glass, denting vehicles, turning the streets to an icy wasteland with shards pointing skyward.

Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt by Na’ama Yehuda

Some ran inside to burrow, wondering when the misery would end.  Some battled, thinking their path out of the melee was the only one.  Some brave souls weathered the storm, picked up the pieces and lent a helping hand up to those who couldn’t stand. Others toiled, endlessly searching for solutions and a way out.

Hope looked up at the slow-moving clouds.   The darkness had passed, giving way to blue skies. Undoubtedly, the sun will come out again.

100 words


Wishing you all a very happy new year! I am hopeful for better things to come. Perhaps not right away, but certainly soon. This too shall pass.

I also hope to participate in the wonders of Friday Fictioneers more frequently in the new year. I enjoy it so very much and thank you all for reading. Thank you also to Rochelle for making this happen.

The very best to you and yours for 2021!


Friday Fictioneers is a place for flash fiction brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Visit Rochelle’s site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

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36 Replies to “Hope: Friday Fictioneers”

  1. Your story triggered a memory. 😀. We had one of these sort of storms a decade ago. Hail larger than golf balls. There are still dented cars on the road. Awesome to watch, but I was safe inside.

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  2. Dear Shelley,

    I had a teacher who used to say attitude determined our altitude. Although it’s taken from aviation, I believe it’s a good lesson for humans as well. 😉 Your story illustrates that beautifully.

    Shalom and happy new year,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks so much Rochelle. Attitude is half the battle for sure. What a wise teacher. Happy new year to you as well. I will catch up on others’ post later this evening. Thank you Rochelle!

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  3. What a hopeful little allegory you’ve written. It very well reflects the current world in which we live. Look up, dear one, look up. Happy New Year!

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  4. I like the metaphor of hail. Life does sometimes feel like that! And I agree with Larry, that we all react differently to stress; it’s what makes writing such a fascinating occupation.

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  5. Yes, keep it up! I’m enjoying these posts, and it’s interesting how a photo can inspire a tiny world of its own told through a tiny story. Looking forward to more!

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    1. That’s true. When faced with a dilemma humans react in a myriad of ways. What we do have in common however is the ability to love and always look for hope, even under dire circumstances. Thanks very much for reading.

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