Friday Fictioneers: Blown Away

This week’s photo: © Dawn M. Miller

That old barn had been there as long as she remembered and she never really thought much about it. It was just part of the landscape. Then one year a hurricane named Diane came to town and blew it down.

Folks came out to help clean up, it wasn’t just this one barn that came down, but it was on that property where they found his remains.

She thought he had walked out on her; disappearing soon after she became pregnant. It was so long ago, she had healed, moved on, raised their son. But here she was, grieving him once again.

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

55 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Blown Away

    • I think he was murdered. Or it might have been a drug over dose. But who knows…maybe it was an aneurysm. But what was he doing in that barn. It wasn’t their barn…just some old barn on top of the hill. nobody even used it. Yes…lots of questions 😉


  1. That’s rough. His whole life, her son thought his father was a completely different man. I’m sure she didn’t have many nice things to say about him.

    Now, I’m curious about how he died and stayed hidden so long. “I looked everywhere.” “Did you check the barn?” “He’s not in the barn.”

    Cool picture, by the way.


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  3. This story left me, like everyone else, utterly intrigued and full of questions.
    I wondered if she had killed him, then blanked the memory.
    I have the same problem about writing for one of my photos,
    Is it because we already know the usually quite mundane truth, which makes it more difficult to create a fiction?
    Good photo, very USA!


  4. Lovely fluent story-telling Dawn. I like the way the real plot is the questions that we all ask after reading the story. What an emotional upheaval she must feel, and what guilt. I wonder, too, what on earth she said to their son…

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