Big Surprise

Copyright-Claire Fuller

Copyright-Claire Fuller

“Wow, Dad! You carved a beautiful replica of you and mama from that discarded block of stone you found.”

“I sure hope your mama likes her birthday surprise.”

Giggling, “Oh, Dad, she‘s gonna love it! Listen, I think mama just pulled up the driveway. Quick, hide your BIG surprise while I let her in.”

Expecting to help mama with loads of groceries, Sarah, however, found two cops with an old photograph inquiring about a James Davis.

“Daaad! Police are at the door…they insist a photograph is James Davis. I told them, no, that is my father, Mark Fisher.”


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“Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them.”

~Leo Rosten

Inspiration: Friday Fictioneers

WARNING! This is an addiction for which there is no 12 step recovery program.

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.

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Photo Copyright-Rich Voza

So this is heaven, thought Stevie. Really, not at all like she thought it would be.

“Hello? Hell–OO…Anyone here? Angels, you here?”


Why did mama always say, “Heaven is the place you need to aim your pretty little eyes up to, Stevie. Never take them eyes off heaven, ya hear?”

“Yea, mama, I will.”

Suddenly, as Stevie walked towards the end of the hall, she felt the loss of her hearing as the cold steel silence began to press firmly against both ears.

“Mama, this heaven is scaring me. You here mama? Please open your door.”

“I desperately need you.”

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This 100-word story is my first entry for the Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Thanks for sharing some time with me today.

Peace be with you. 🙂

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