Fossils – Fiction

Time again for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers.  Thanks to{{ PJ }}for hosting this weekly challenge.  please follow little froggy for more stories.

Here is the photo and my story…what a fantastic photo!


Once a week, Polly and I met for lunch at Syd’s Deli & Market. We both loved sardine sandwiches.

We were legal secretaries for opposing  firms. That didn’t matter, though. We’d dated each others’ boyfriends, watched each others’ kids and, eventually, married each others’ husbands. And, when our husbands died, we just kept meeting for lunch once a week, at Syd’s Deli & Market.

That’s why it’s so hard to know where to begin this story. Does one start with the boyfriends or the kids or the divorces and remarriages, or the losses for which there are no words?


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!

23 thoughts on “Fossils – Fiction

  1. Very well written, Ellespeth. As Graham says, it flows really well as you work through all the ups and downs and complications of relationships and work. I love the last line. How does one tell a story of losses for which there are no words? Intriguing. Take a breath and ‘start at the very beginning…’ just as Julie Andrews suggests..


    • That’s where I was last week – wondering how to write about losses and other aspects of life. I’m trying to decide on a book theme. Some thought to get it all going.
      I have Louise’s book to read.

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      • It’s good to hear you’re about to write your own book. I hope it goes really well for you, whatever theme you choose.
        Lou will be delighted to know you plan to read her book when it’s published. She has two ‘on the go’ at the moment, so I don’t know which she’ll get onto Amazon first.
        Have a lovely weekend and I’m sure the theme for your book will come to you – probably when you’re not thinking about it. 🙂


    • Thank you, Graham. I’m really trying to say more with less and still have it feel natural. These challenges are so great for that…saying more with less. Now…to get it beyond 100 words 😦

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