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Friday Fictioneers – Tradition

31 July, 2015

To some, Wednesday is Hump Day. To us Frificers though, it’s Prompt Day when Rochelle‘s email pings into the Inbox with it’s prompt pic:


Friday is (for many) the end of the Working Week, but for us in the world of FriFic, it’s the start of the Reading Weekend. I dont mean two days in Berkshire, I mean all these writers have contributed and shared their 100 words.

These are mine. Read them if you like, comment if you want to.


Times change but traditions remain the same.
After their holiday, my parents always invite me over to share the memories of their week. Once it was photos they showed, then cine film took over; more recently digital laptop images or videos captured on phones.
And then we open whatever local spirit Dad brought home and sit on the patio. We finish it, however it tastes, before placing the empty bottle on the memory shelf.

This year, it was Mum that searched markets for bizarre-tasting liquid just two of us shared. From an odd-shaped bottle we placed on the memory shelf.




  1. I love the idea of a memory shelf!

  2. What a nice tradition – but a sad ending to your story. Great feeling.

  3. Beautiful. The evolving tradition, the sadness… and I’m sure the tradition will be continued by the children.

  4. A memory shelf! What a grand idea. I particularly enjoyed the line about finishing the bottle, no matter how the contents taste.

  5. How bittersweet. Lovely little story, and wonderful unique family tradition.

  6. Lovely, memories kept safe.

  7. Perhaps that’s a tradition I should start when my grandchildren are old enouh – the drinking, I mean – the stories they can have now.

    • Tradition is a wonderful way of remembering the past but also looking forward to the future – we know when the next occasion will be and anticipate it

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