Unfinished Business: Fiction Friday

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

Photo copyright Sarah Potter

Photo copyright Sarah Potter

Unfinished Business

The desk. It was still there after all these years. The young girl who had sat for hours at it spilling out her heart, it was that Louise who looked at the desk through adult eyes as though time had stood still, commanding her to return.

Even her jar was still there. She remembered a menagerie of pens standing in it, each one waiting to be chosen, eager to create words that created sentences that created paragraphs, gushing out pages at a time. Oh, yes, Louise had a lot of unfinished business to attend to, now that she was back.

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4 thoughts on “Unfinished Business: Fiction Friday

  1. A lovely tale of reminiscence. 🙂
    Personally I feel there are too many sequential ‘creates.’ eager to produce words that created sentences that formed paragraphs ?

    • In the longer, pre-edited version, young Louise was an 11-year-old discovering the joys of writing and the wonders of creative structure. It was an effort to “show” instead of “tell.” Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t!

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