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Friday Fictioneers – Protector

12 January, 2018

Well hello again everyone. Apologies for my absence of late; it seems I haven’t FriFiced for nearly two months. This has been down to a combination of things – busy at work, lack of literary inspiration, Christmas hecticity, having a new telly and a new Playstation that needed my attention… You know, the usual.
Anyway I am back, and having received Rochelle‘s email as usual on Wednesday, complete with prompt pic

from Victor and Sarah Potter I duly wrote my 100 words of writing. You can of course head off to Frogtopia to read everyone else’s works too. My 100 words follow shortly. It’s good to be back; thanks for reading. And don’t forget – tip your waitress and leave via the Gift Shop.

 

 

I froze, my hand silencing my mouth. A spider’s web, silver and luminescent beneath, filled the window.

When I was first married I would have screamed; he would have saved me, hugged me, said he was protecting me. In later years, he would stamp into the room, shouting that I should grow out of this stupid phase, it was only a spider.

I learned to fight the urge to call out; to deny my fear.

It’s only now, living alone, I have learned to relax, to become my own protector.

And realise the fear I needed to overcome wasn’t spiders.

 

 

 

29 Comments
  1. Martin Cororan permalink

    Very good. A whole life from one picture.

  2. Great last line

  3. She’s clearly in a better place now. Nice one

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  4. Beautifully done! Loved how this leaves the reader to fill in the gaps.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  5. Dale permalink

    So very happy to see you back! I missed you…
    And what a wonderful story to get back on track!

  6. What a brilliant take. You encapsulated her life journey in just a 100 words!

  7. A great take on the prompt. You’ve said more about this relationship than ought to be possible in 100 words.

  8. Brilliantly drawn miniature of a bad marriage.

  9. Dear TRG,

    So much story in one spider web. Stunning piece to return with. Glad you were able to see to your Playstation. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  10. michael1148humphris permalink

    It seems that she has turned a corner. A nice study on life

  11. Great story! Just brilliant.

  12. Wow,,,,, yes you are right. Know your fear. Great easy to read story. Thanks TRG.

  13. Excellent… there are other fears much stronger

  14. Perfectly beautiful.

  15. It sounds like the marriage turned sour. I’m glad she at last rid herself of fear. Good writing, TRG. —- Suzanne

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