Everything In Its Place: Fiction Friday

The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.

Photo copyright Sean Fallon

Photo copyright Sean Fallon

Everything In Its Place

Why are you saving those? Didn’t you replace them because they were dead?

They still have a little power left. Maybe they will be good for something else.

Stop! Don’t put them back in the container with the new ones. That’s not where they belong.

I’m not getting rid of them!

Susie sighed, knowing she could never convince Don to get rid of the dead batteries. She decided on the next best thing: a place of their own. She gave him a jar to store the batteries in and let him fill it to his heart’s content. Everyone was happy.
To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.

Note: I’d like to say that this is fiction, but at my house, this is a true story. I didn’t think about the jar idea until seeing the photo prompt, so now it’s on my shopping list. Everyone will be happy!

19 thoughts on “Everything In Its Place: Fiction Friday

  1. So true! Good story. This is the first prompt picture that gave me an idea, so I wrote it and put it up on the frog-link. Only took me about twenty minutes to get the story right, but took three hours to post it on the inlinkz, because first I had to post it on my blog [with picture copyright Sean Fallon], then try to post it on the frog-link which for some reason I had trouble with. And then when I tried to put the prompt picture as a thumbnail, it kept saying it was too big and I couldn’t get the photo to load on my program so I could make a smaller version. Gah. I hope it goes easier next time. Anyway, it’s on my blog if you want to check it out.

  2. A little collecting doesn’t hurt as long as it doesn’t get out of hand. A lot of people like my parents who went through the depression were afraid not to save what could be useful. My kids are just the opposite. Buy new and throw the old or don’t collect anything. These younger people are often on the move and don’t want to burden themselves. They may change as they age. Well done, Tresha. 🙂 — Suzanne

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