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Friday Fictioneers – Memory

28 August, 2015

It’s the last Friday of August. Summer is coming to an end, and here in England it’s a holiday weekend. But FriFric never takes a holiday, FriFic doesn’t change with the seasons. Every week, wherever we are in the calendar, Rochelle sends forty seven million writers around the world a prompt pic – just like this week’s –


by Claire Fuller. Then we each write 100 words of fiction it inspires, and post all our links here.


I selected the following 10o words. You may wish to look at each of them in turn using your ocular sense, and thus interpret them as a narrative or “story”…


I don’t trust computers. They bought me one “to keep my mind active” but there’s no need. Granted my mind wanders sometimes and can’t find its way back, but it’s never been more active.

They set it with when my pills are due; a ring for red ones, a whistle for white. But its memory failed. There was no ring or whistle for three days.

I remember, before computers, when I was a trainee accountant. We kept our ledgers in huge cabinets; solid, reliable. I could trust the information to be where it should be. I can’t say that today.



  1. My mind isn’t me, so who am I?
    I like what you’ve done with this RG: a very clever take on the prompt.

  2. Really interesting tone of voice in this piece. I like it.

  3. I used to write with a fountain pen, not a keyboard. Mind you, you couldn’t read what I scribbled!

    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

  4. That certainly is true!

  5. Also… a voice for aging.

  6. There is something to be said for those days before e-everthing!

  7. Good story. Poor man – I feel for him.

  8. Solid. Reliable. Those were the days. Seasons change – very timely story.

  9. I think this same thing daily. Technology, you frustrate me so!!!

  10. I can tell this guy is off his meds. 😉

  11. I think I like this guy – I prefer Hard Copy myself. I like tangible things over digital files. Interesting take on the prompt.

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