Creative Writing

Friday Fictioneers: “708 Fulton”

A little over a month ago I read a post by one of my readers (Hi, R!) that inspired me to follow suit. Every Friday, a group of bloggers get together to each write a short 100 word story prompted by a photo. You can find more information (including link up details) here. I’m not going to promise that I’ll do this every week but I’m going to try to challenge myself to participate often because I love creative writing. Here we go…


Copyright Jean L. Hays

708 Fulton

I stare at the vacant streets. Quiet calm encompasses the air and it suddenly all makes sense.

The start of my relationship with him was beautiful. I was invincible and ready to take the world by storm. He was successful, smart, sexy, and charming.

I gave him everything I had, heart and soul. He was my refuge, my comfort, my home. Then he was gone.

Where do I go from here? I am tired but I am strong. Today is Sunday and my heart is closed for business.

It’s time to start loving me.

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: “708 Fulton””

  1. Welcome to the Fictioneers! Best of luck to your narrator. I hope she begins to feel better about herself, then finds someone else who will love her for who she is.

    (I think you want “is closed for business” rather than “it.”)


    1. Don’t you just hate it when your brain auto corrects a typo and you don’t even realize it’s there?! Thank you so much for pointing it out, I fixed it! 🙂

      All the best!

    1. I am a firm believer that you must first love yourself if you ever intend to be in a healthy relationship (friendship, romantic, or other) with another. Thanks for the kind words! 🙂

  2. Always love “me”
    I walked down that street and learned, eventually, that if you love yourself you can handle anything the world throws your way.

    1. Thank you! When I first saw the picture that line popped into my head and I knew it was what I wanted to base the entire story off of…so I started at the end and worked my way back. A little non-traditional, perhaps, but I think it works.

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