Ruined – #FridayFictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a #100wordstory in response to a photo prompt. Photo prompt (c) Roger Bulltot.


They were here, on their way back from the beach. Rob, followed by the kids—the twins, who’ve just turned thirteen, and Amelie, the youngest one.

They followed Rob as he led them along the moss-laden brick wall, up the broken steps, to the opening, from where they could have an unhindered view of the plains.

I followed them.

It was so long since I held them close, the boys and the little one, Amelie—What if I could…just once?

“I saw mom…behind that wall!” sobbed Amelie.

Rob rushed to comfort her. I watched, achingly, from the corner.


(100 words)


Linking this with #FridayFictioneers hosted by the amazing Rochelle Wiseoff.

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers every week. Bloggers post their stories here and everyone ends up reading one another, including Rochelle who visits every post written— a fantastic encouragement for all the writers. If you’re interested, click here to read the amazing variety of narratives and storylines, inspired by the photo prompt.

52 thoughts

  1. Did not expect the tale to take a tragic turn! Well written Esha, you caught me by surprise. A tragic tale written beautifully which captures the true emotion of that loving bond!

      1. I love this prompt. I’ve already written a few little stories and a couple of scenes to go with it. It’s just that inspirational! 🙂

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