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Friday Fictioneers – Boutique

22 November, 2013

Friday is here again, and thanks to Rochelle, so is FriFic. Here is this week’s prompt pic:

Fiction flowed from my fingers thusly:


Eight months after locking its doors for the last time, Clare felt strong enough to visit the boutique, her first boutique, again.

The dismembered mannequin on the step was the sole reminder that the graffiti-covered walls concealed the store she had brought to life, had spent five blissfully busy years nurturing, had lost one marriage and countless thousands of pounds trying to save.

She had been too ambitious, she realised now. Expanding to an extra branch was her dream but it was impossible to split herself in two, to run them both. Her divided time caused her mini-empire to fall.


  1. Good one.


  2. Dear RG,

    Sounds like she spread herself too thin. A good story.



  3. Fiction flowed from my fingers thusly:… you slay me! Good Story and Good Take! All to true story of ambition bitten.

  4. RG, well told, full story. Running your business can take over your life, that’s for sure. A very realistic and believable take! – Amy

  5. Every picture – and object – tells a story. Nothing is without history and drama. Good take on the prompt. Ann

      • Mind you, I don’t think the same as your character in that you can be ‘too ambitious’. Ambition has to be backed up by the right actions, that’s all. (I should write this up on a large sheet of paper and hang it up in my workspace). 🙂

      • Oh i agree – ambition is necessary too succeed but too it is only one ingredient

  6. So sad. I hope it doesn’t kill her spirit.

  7. she needs to clone herself 😉

  8. I feel like her… We can only live one life and yet I have the potential to live many at the same time.

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