FF: Plain Ketchup

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. CLICK TO JOIN “Bet you feel proud of yourself,” Rachel says to Rob, who has finally won at debate club. Becca slides into the booth and nods her grudging respect. “Guess you finally got over your pun fetish,” she tells him. Rob picks up the bottle of ketchup and sets […]

FF: Trains in Heaven

 “That answers one question.” “What is that, dear?” asks the kind-eyed, matronly woman seated closest to me. We’re cozy in comfy chairs, watching the worlds speed by outside. “I always wondered if there would be trains in heaven, to get us from place to place.” “How could there not be?” she asks. I smile, close […]

FF: You Are Seen

From the day you were born, I’ve watched you and known you. I was there for the “pink phase” and the “death metal phase” and the phase you told us wasn’t a phase, the one where you “came out” as gay. That was confusing to us because – but you like boys. You always liked […]

FF: Free At Last

Like a bird breaking free from its cage, like waves crashing past the breakers, I hop into my ’99 Chevy. It is mint green and all mine. It’s my first road trip. Skies are clear. I have money and a pop-up tent and plenty of snacks. No plans required. Just my Road Atlas and imagination […]

FF: Thin Ice

PHOTO PROMPT© Jennifer Pendergast CLICK TO JOIN THE FUN Thin Ice I never quite knew what to say to you or you to me. We spent a lot of time trying to be polite, messing up, getting angry, no idea why. One day, you were having a bad day, and I was too. We both […]

FF: After the Party

After the Party When all is said and done, if i fail or i succeed,i fought for what was right, socome find meUp on a mountain,brothers and sisters waitto chime the moments. in the ashram, in the temple, in the sacred grove,in the forever between moments,in retreats far fromsafety (I know).we will meet (have met?)I […]

FF: You Can Tell Me Anything

I have never been so honest with anyone. It was healing, it was cleansing, to know that acceptance. The lunchroom was crowded that day, kids laughing and shouting and talking. I went to sit at the empty spot at the table. You ignored me. You talked to everyone at the table but me. The next […]

FF: Camouflage

Her little brother Tee was the worst ever at hide and seek. He was also the most adorable ever. For a whole minute, Lara pretended to search the yard for him, while he tried to “hide” next to the lawnmower. Wearing green, with a few fresh branches strewn across his legs, Tee repressed a giggle. […]

FF: Put a Straw in It

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson CLICK TO JOIN THE FUN Put a Straw in It When the giant coconut appeared in central L.A., many people thought it was a prank. No one could find a way inside. The government tried to cordon off the immediate area, but locals found ways to sneak in. One intrepid local […]

FF: Alone, but Not

CLICK FROG TO JOIN “Yes, well here’s what I want to do,” Diana said, cutting off the discussion. She was going to the beach, and she was going to have fun. Her friends stopped arguing to turn to her: Rebekah twelve and Riley thirteen. “That sounds like a great idea,” Rebekah said. Sometimes, all it […]