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Friday Fictioneers: “The Journey”

Hello fellow Friday Fictioneers bloggers! Boy have I missed you guys! The past few weeks have been crazy busy for me and, now that things have finally started to settle down, I’m excited to participate again. If you’re visiting my blog and stumbled across this by happenstance, welcome! On Fridays, I try to challenge myself by participating in a group led by author Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Basically, bloggers are challenged to create a short (100 word) fiction story based on the same photo prompt. It’s really awesome to see what other people are able to come up with. This week’s photo was provided by Beth Carter. Without further adieu, I present to you “The Journey“.

Beth Carter

It was a warm, sunny afternoon in San Diego when I started my journey. I saw one year, thousands of miles of coast, and a lot of new friends along the way. In the beginning, I’ll admit, I had a sheltered life that offered little understanding of the outside world. Along the way, though, my journey introduced me to the homeless, the lonely, the richest of the rich, the famous, and the everyday heroes. I learned that people are kind and loving. I learned there is no such thing as “normal”.

I learned that life is never what you’d expect it to be…

Now that I’m home, where do I go from here?

13 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: “The Journey””

  1. “Normal” is a setting on a washing machine and 98.6 on a Fahrenheit thermometer. Now that we’ve settled that…I enjoyed your sweet take on the prompt.

    1. So true, Rochelle. I’ve never really cared for the word, ‘normal’ anyway. You just can’t put people in a box, we’re all different.

  2. this line: “… when I first started my journey.” i wonder if you can take out “first” and keep the same meaning. if you can’t put “second” in there or any other word, then i think first isn’t needed. just “when i started my journey.”

    also, you can save a handful of words if you remove the repeated words here: “… to the homeless, the lonely, the richest of the rich, the famous, and the everyday heroes.” and try “… to the homeless, lonely, richest of the rich, famous, and everyday heroes.”

    as for meaning – well done. personal searches are important.

    1. As always, I appreciate that you took the time to read my story this week. I went ahead and took out the “first” per your suggestion. I’m still debating whether or not I should take your advise on how wordy the last part of my story is. Grammar wise, I know your suggestion would make it better. 🙂

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