Friday Fictioneers: Sometimes We Share More than We Know with Old Friends

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers where each week close to 100 people participate in a flash fiction challenge based on a photo prompt.

This week’s photo: Copyright: Jan Wayne Fields

And now my 100 word story:

Linda and Sally had been high school friends but hadn’t seen each other since Sally divorced her husband Tom 20 years ago. Through facebook the two reconnected however it took three years for them to meet in person.

Finally Sally initiated a trip. She chose a halfway point between them and planned a day of sightseeing, lunch, and antiquing.

When the two reunited they instinctively hugged and giggled, like the school girls they once were. Sally looked at her old friend with tears in her eyes and asked “Where have you been!?”

Linda hung her head. “I slept with Tom one night at a party. I still can’t look you in the eye”.

41 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Sometimes We Share More than We Know with Old Friends

  1. Somehow it feels as though bygones will soon be exactly that. One of the great things about reuniting online is that often we realize the things that drove us apart and kept us there aren’t nearly as important after all.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail


  2. aaawkward… if i were Sally, I’d probably splash acid on Linda’s eyes… so she’ll never have to worry about looking me in the eye. that’s what friends are for. 🙂 ok, that was harsh. great story.


  3. Dawn, I was also kind of expecting Linda to now be married to Tom and glad that wasn’t it. Linda has unburdened herself, but now Sally has that memory. I can well believe they’ll never be buddies again even though Sally forgave her. Well written. 🙂 —Susan


  4. Oofff!

    wow — this so packed a punch!

    Completely unique in perspective with regards to this photo prompt. So very well done and written!


  5. I hope it’s water under the bridge! It took so long for them to meet again. At least she told her. I give her credit for that. Unique story, Dawn.


Comments are closed.