Friday Fictioneers: Memories of Summer Not For Sale

I instinctively yank the screen door up and out. Remembering how it sticks when the air temperature reaches a certain dew point, I smile as I step inside.

It’s dusty and overgrown so my senses are on alert. I never was too fond of snakes or mice and that hasn’t changed since my last visit to our childhood summer home 15 years ago.

I step inside and I’m assaulted by memories of summers with my brother. My parents are gone but their presence is strong.

I send a text: “We can’t sell this place. Race you to the dock!”

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter
Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word writing challenge inspired by a picture prompt. Click here to read other stories.

My Fellow Fictioneers:
I apologize for not commenting on your stories again last week. I continue to have connection problems. It’s very frustrating because each session lasts, sometimes as little as a few minutes before a crash. The good news is that my new PC is here, it just needs to be set up, hopefully that will happen Friday. Why the delay you ask? Well, my WiFi password is so good that even I can’t figure out what it is, so I gotta get “the guy” to come out.
I still try to read as many of your stories as I can from another device but I am not logged on to WordPress through it so I am unable to comment.


49 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Memories of Summer Not For Sale

  1. Dear Dawn,

    Love this. Nope, can’t sell the place. 😀 Hope your problems are soon solved. Meanwhile, the facilitator is unable to link her own story this morning. Working with the help desk…at least I hope that’s the case.




    • Thanks Rochelle. When I first came on the linky said it was updating and could be down for an undetermined amount of time. by the time I wrote my story and edited and actually got it to post, the maintenance message was gone but I couldn’t upload my pic. I thought it was my end.


  2. I’m a very sentimental person and I loved your take on the prompt.
    So sorry to hear of your ongoing computer problems. You have my empathy. Hope you have relief soon.
    xx Rowena


  3. I spent last weekend with one of my critique groups. The woman who hosted us owns the house her grandfather built. Robert Moran, a ship builder in Seattle during the late 1800’s. He donated acreage on Orcas Island, for Moran State Park – Kill no wildlife, Cut no trees. Anyway, long story short, you caught the feeling of the need to keep family history in the family.


  4. My first thought is they can’t sell the place because no one would want to buy it looking like that. Kidding, of course. Good story.


  5. Good writing, as usual, Dawn. I also recently got a big new laptop and love it. I’m late reading stories this week as monsoon has started and the electricity was on and off. By the time I wrote my story the link was working but I also couldn’t get my picture to take so used the story picture. 🙂 — Suzanne


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