Lights, Lights…Home

Copyright-Roger Cohen

A bright memory shines from long ago…
Photo Copyright-Roger Cohen

Genre: Mainstream Fiction*

The photograph fell onto the hard floor as Mia violently lost another hospital meal. Her chemo treatments made eating almost impossible.

As she feebly reached down to pick up the only memory she had of her brother and sister back home, a stabbing head pain seized control and brought her jerking back onto her pillow; tears flowed uncontrollably down her contorted face.

These painful episodes were coming more frequent and Mia felt the uninvited alien in her brain would soon be victorious.

Mia closed her eyes; her two younger siblings took up their instruments and Lights finally played her home.

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Come and join the Friday Fictioneers party!!

THE CHALLENGE: Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)

THE KEY: Make every word count.

Get in on the fun with all the info you need with host Rochelle: 11 January 2013.

*someone correct me if genre label is wrong!!

35 thoughts on “Lights, Lights…Home

  1. Kozo says:

    Sunshine, pardon my ignorance, but do you have anything longer published. I love your fiction, but these sparse hundred word challenges barely wet my appetite. “Please sir, I want some more.”


    • Sunshine says:

      you make me laugh so hard, Kozo! what? i thought you knew, friday nights are exclusively reserved for word tease clientele! the club has strict rules, feed them only 100 words then walk away…hheehhee. 😉
      psst, Mcwordnald is down the street…:p


    • Sunshine says:

      thank you, Jan!
      the cancer would be an ugly, unwanted alien…not at all like your delightful alien characters enjoying their inter-species relationship. 🙂
      happy new year!


    • Sunshine says:

      life is both beautiful and sad at times…so right, Otto, but a journey becomes beautiful with deLIGHTful people, like yourself, to accompany you.
      ~abundant peace and love in 2013. ❤


  2. rich says:

    awwww. i like the “alien” line especially. also, here: As she feeble reached down…” i think it should be “feebly reached down…” well done.


    • Sunshine says:

      Any shorter I may as well close shop… Haha! Just some laughs right now to lighten the load…great you joined in & thank you so much for all your support. 🙂


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