Believe Everything you Read: Friday Fictioneers

Cecil and Dorothy Photo Prompt for Friday Fictioneers
Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt courtesy of Jan Wayne Fields

“Have you seen my pills?”

“They’re on the desk.” Dorothy said pointing.

“Where on the desk?”

“There beside the things!”

“What things?”

“The things I tidied up, in the corner.  Don’t make a mess.”

Cecil ambled over, feeling around with his thin wrinkled hands.  At 92 he was slower than Dorothy, but as sharp as the corkboard tacks that held up their wedding picture.

He pushed open the bubble packet and downed his medication with a glass of wine. An hour later Cecil was dead. He was blind and couldn’t read the label that stated, “Do not take with alcohol.”

100 Words


There was a lot to pick out from this photo prompt. Did you notice the name on the letter opener? I actually googled the name and found a few Cecil Clarks. An obituary stood out for me, which I based this piece of fiction on. I also learned that it is the name of a politician in Nova Scotia, Canada. Isn’t the internet amazing! All that information in just a few minutes. No more slaving over research at the library. Well sometimes it’s necessary, because you can’t believe everything you read.


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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23 thoughts on “Believe Everything you Read: Friday Fictioneers

  1. Is it really possible to die from taking one dose of pills with alcohol? I always assumed (I know — ass) that it meant it would make you sick, but not that it would kill you. I take aspirin with wine all the time, but I’ll be careful with “my pills”! Scary. Nice bit of research.

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