FF: Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson Click Frog to Join Ever since we decided to “come out of the coffin,” things have gotten better in some ways and more complicated in others. For example, non-discrimination ordinances don’t allow No Vampire signs, but villagers could get clever. At my favorite Italian place, I note conspicuous cloves of garlic […]

FF: The Good in Goodbye

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot Click to Join!  Satisfied with her work, Steph steps back to survey the boxes and articles of clothing stacked on the lawn. Atop the stack, a sheet of construction paper bears the words, “You can go anywhere you like, but you can’t stay here.” “That is harsh,” her friend Becca […]

FF: No Means No

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields CLICK to JOIN! In a second-floor studio apartment, a lonely guy pounds a stucco wall with his fist. “No means no. It doesn’t mean try harder.” The judge demanded he read those words aloud, part of his“out-of-the-box” sentencing. Now, he glares at an  empty parking lot. One day, she’ll realize […]

FF: Merry Meet, Merry Part

PHOTO PROMPT – © Jennifer Pendergast I first saw you in my dreams. I knew you might not actually exist. That was part of the excitement. Other lovers pale in comparison. Then, came Ostara. Then, came the night. We met across the sacred fire, its flames reflected in your eyes. All that time, you were dreaming […]

FF: Surprise!

Surprise! Molly believes in doing little things to keep her marriage fresh, like today, for example. Without comment, she drops the plain white envelope next to the half-full bowl of raisin bran. Between bites, Liam opens the envelope and unfolds the papers. “What is this? Test results? For a prototype?” Molly goes to stand behind […]

FF: Wait For It

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda “Waiting for your yes is like knowing it’s your birthday. The gifts are wrapped and waiting. That magical moment will come. Our eyes will meet, and we’ll both know. Wrapping paper will fall to the floor, and we’ll know.” I fold up the old love letter, written back before emails and […]

FF: Still. Waiting.

This week’s photo: © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Every morning in spring, Evelyn kisses him goodbye – until the day a freak squall drags him away into the sea. Ten years go by. Evelyn sits by the window. Sensing her absence, her husband wakes, waiting for her, still. Turning away from the window with resignation thick as […]

FF: Road Trip

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio Click (don’t lick) this frog. If you dare. I used to dream of this. If only I had a car. If only my parents would let me drive…. Now, we’re in Badlands, South Dakota. Prairie dogs chitter at each other atop dusty mounds. Blue sky stretches for miles, clean and […]

FF: Open … Slowly

Open … Slowly She used to believe in love, in a white knight savior on a horse. Time came and stole her sweetness, tore off her aging petals, taught her better. Years went by. Mighty oaks rose and fell. The river changed its ancient course, drifting slowly closer- The rosebush’s trembling leaves awake. A single […]

Widow Dies Alone

PHOTO PROMPT © Ceayr CLICK ZE FROG, S’IL  VOUS PLAIT When they found her, she wore a white wedding dress, the last remains of a memory. Amanda McKinnon, age 90, used to give out candy to all the kids in the neighborhood. In exchange, all she ever asked was polite conversation and company. Then, the […]