Friday Fictioneers : 25th December

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PHOTO PROMPT Β© Trish Nankivell

As they cleared the brow of the hill, he said
‘Oh blimey! It’s gone!’
‘It’s pronounced Go-nee’ she replied through gritted teeth and half closed eyes.
‘Gone with the Wind if you ask me. Look.’
Sally turned in the passenger seat to glare at him.
‘GO-NEE!’ she yelled.
‘No, seriously. There’s nothing there.’
She looked ahead and could have cried.
All that was left of her village was a rusted sign, an old water barrel and tumbleweed.
It had indeed, gone.

81 words.

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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35 Responses to Friday Fictioneers : 25th December

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Perhaps it went to a far better world

  2. Iain Kelly says:

    And for the first time, the name of the town was appropriate!

  3. Carol anne says:

    Awesome story Di! Very well done on it! πŸ™‚

  4. trishsplace says:

    Magic use of the prompt. Love how you did that.

  5. Reminds me of the town near Rochester NY called Chili, pronounced “chai-lai”. Of course, here the name was all too prophetic.

  6. willowdot21 says:

    Oh!where had it gone…oops sorry, GO-NEEπŸ˜πŸ’œ

  7. Well, Di, I guess the sign did say it all after all … Wow. Nice use of the prompt! Merry Christmas to you, and may all troubles be GONE!

  8. bearmkwa says:

    Great one! Beautiful perspective, and a bit sad. ❀

  9. liz young says:

    Sad to find there’s nothing to find after all that anticipation. Sometimes one should not return.

  10. A creative take on the prompt. Very sad for her that Go-nee is gone. Merry Christmas, Di! I hope you have a joyful day.

  11. granonine says:

    I really enjoyed the conversation πŸ™‚

  12. murisopsis says:

    Wow! This is so well done – the whole relationship is contained in those 81 words!!

  13. Such a cruel coincidence, that Go-nee was indeed gone. Must have startled the wits out of her.

  14. Michael says:

    I hope that you had a good Christmas. I enjoyed Go-nee

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