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Friday Fictioneers – Memories are Made of This

This weekโ€™s offering for Madison Woods Friday Fictioneers challenge can be found below. Feedback and suggestions welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

This week’s photo is titled fawcet/tap and is copyright to Roxane Phillips.


The grass was uncut for weeks at a time; a tap that needed tightening to stop the incessant drip remained untouched; his scent slowly faded from the sheets, the towels and the very air around her.

Each time she paid attention to one or other she was covered by the vast, black, blanket of grief that accompanied the memories which, arriving unbidden, kept her connection to him alive; as once again she saw his face turn towards her, she felt his hand in hers and the softest kiss on earth on her lips.


The idea behind Friday Fictioneers is that you submit a 100 word flash fiction story associated with the picture challenge added the previous Wednesday. You can read the other submissions this week on Madisonโ€™s Blog here: There is also a Facebook Page too specially for Friday Fictioneers and you can find it here:

If you’d like to know the rules then this is the page to; and finally, if you’d like to read my previous attempts you can find them all listed here:

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational counsellor, coach and women's health advocate. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in change management, culture change and adoption of digital technologies in large enterprises and organisations. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

This Post Has 26 Comments
  1. Thank you and thanks for sharing your poem too – it was really touching and I enjoyed it very much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wow, thank you so much for the compliment Doug – I’m really glad you enjoyed it as I know that you don’t hand out comments like that very often ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Thank you so much for the lovely comment and also the compliment, I shall be along shortly to say thank you properly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Great job of conveying the emptiness of loss and how difficult it can be to get going again! I’ve felt that dead feeling before but, thankfully, a long, long time ago.

  5. Hi Linda, this was beautiful, very sweet and emotive and I really like how tightly you have woven it…thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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