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Friday Fictioneers – Battery

4 March, 2016

This week, Rochelle has offered us a freebie and re-run an old prompt pic from November 2012

copyight-sean-fallonfrom the viewfinder of Sean Fallon. Although I try to write a new post each time, I am taking the rerun option this week. So after you have wandered on over to Frogtown to catch up on everyone else’s fiction, make sure you come back and read my 100 words…

 

The lid doesn’t fit on the jar today, it must be full. It’s one year, four months, eight days since I started saving dead batteries from the kids’ toys. Since I stopped believing his apologies, his promises it would never happen again, his pleas for one last chance. Since I made that call to my brother, and we moved here. Since I called the police like I should have done a long time ago.

They charged him with battery, so it seemed appropriate to save them, to remind me. And with every one saved, the pain fades a little more.

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31 Comments
  1. Oh this is brilliant! Very well done.

  2. Great story, a lot said in so few words.

  3. very clever – super charged

  4. Wow, what a great story, well done. And good on her!

  5. May this story never fade,

  6. Oh, nicely done.

  7. Good one.

  8. gahlearner permalink

    This is great, but sad. She’ll heal though, I’m sure.

  9. Dear RG,

    Charged him with battery made me smile. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  10. Great piece. I’m glad she made that call!

  11. She’s finally made the right decision. I just hope that one day she can be truly free and not need to keep the mementoes. Good story.

  12. Really clever and imaginative to connect the charge of battery with saving the batteries, RC. Good for her. Well written. —- Suzanne

  13. Quite creative. I loved the usage of “charged with battery”. Great story.

  14. The power of the batteries depleted, as her power surged. A much needed message.

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