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Friday Fictioneer – 100 words


I always enjoy having a dabble with this challenge when I can.  The idea is to write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end using 100 words. The prompt is a photo. This week it is from a site http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com

Even if you don’t wish to participate in Friday Fictioneer there are some great stories contributed for reading on the site.

Hope you enjoy my writing 🙂



“Farming, base job of civilisation!” Grandma muttered when I told her one day I would work in a city wearing a suit.

“Farmers, salt of the earth,” Papa snapped when I told him I would travel the world learning about exciting places.

“Farming, in our blood,” Father snorted when I told him I would be a journalist sharing the plight of those oppressed.

“Shh … the hay truck is loaded, its first stop is the railway café a two hours’ drive away,” Mumma whispered, waking me far earlier than the cock’s crow.

“Go experience life. Write to me often please.”


Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneer – 100 words

  1. Good old mum.
    I enjoyed your short tale.

  2. Nice take on the prompt.

  3. So often it is the clinging mother who doesn’t want to let go. I loved the mother in your story giving wings to her young adult.

    • For too long I was that clingy mum and I’ve only just learnt how to let go . It was scary at first but I love watching them live the lives they’ve chosen for themselves..thanks for reading my story.

  4. Mom is the best 😀 Great take on the prompt:-)

  5. Simply lovely 🙂 I loved reading this, loved the reminder as I’ve always believed- that no matter how many oppose you, your mother will always want the best for you, and will want you to live out your dream. 🙂

  6. Good for Mom. After all, we raise our children to go out and live their lives. I’m sure it also is tough to see a child leave if you expected him/her to remain in the family business, but who knows? They do come back sometimes.


    • Like your sentiments. I think they will come back if you allow them the respect to choose. Otherwise if they stay as a duty I don’t think you would really have their heart and that’s only what counts in my opinion .

  7. Dear T. M.

    I’ll echo the sentiments already spoken. Our children have their own minds. Sometimes they fall in line with our wishes, but more often than not they don’t. At least I found that to be true with my own three. Good story.



    • I think we have to be happy for their choices and hope our directions when they were young hold them in good steed to make wise ones 🙂 Thank you for your positive thoughts on my piece

  8. Good story and well written. I agree with the mother but can understand the father also. Some parents want security for their children but children often think differently. and need to experience things for themselves.

  9. Good story, and a reminder to listen to what our children want instead of telling them what is best

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