Thursday, July 2, 2015

ANT FARM

ANT FARM


I've visited the ant farm, even spray-painted my initials on the 63' Sedan. Dad loved his baby-blue caddy, a testament to his success. I remember racing it down the road and choking on the dust cloud swirling like a comet tail as he drove away.



Memories of him tinkering, washing, and polishing Abby, a car named after me, are all I have, that and a few faded photographs. Dad was handsome; the ladies loved him. I wonder if he loved anyone.

Mom married Hank, a mean son-of-a-bitch.

Stuffing Hank's carcass in the tail of that monument somehow seems apropos.

99 words
Yolanda Renee © 2015



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Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields. She's provided the following PHOTO PROMPT via © Jean L. Hays.

All we have to do is write in a hundred words or less where this prompt has taken us.  Can you do it? Will you do it? Why not? Tighten your storytelling, give it a try! 

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37 comments:

  1. Relationships with step fathers are always a challenge.
    (maybe "tail" in lieu of "tale"?)

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    1. Thanks, even grammarly missed that one!

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  2. That "I wonder if he loved anyone" has quite a plaintive ring to it. Nicely done.

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  3. A sharp tale Yolanda. Poor ole Hank, eh? Nice voice. :-)

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    1. Me too, especially when I can still shock my hubby with them!

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  5. Hey nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. love your blogs.

    Check this link
    http://indiandramaqueen.blogspot.in/2015/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thanks Dee Dee, proudly displaying my award! Feeling awesome!

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  6. love your flash fiction! i used to do a weekly drabble but my friend stopped posting her prompts. things change

    and as for your iwsg - sounds like you're doing awesome! and what a great quote! that's sorta how i write, with an outline that needs foundation, ever adding to the foundation!
    happy july!

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    1. Happy July Tara, thanks, that means a lot! Yes, always adding to the foundation!

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    1. Thanks Sally, I actually wrote a pretty soft piece, but quickly changed my mind. Didn't sound like me at all. :)

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  8. Justice is done. Now just don't get caught haha

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  9. Great story of memories, and then that wonderful twist at the end. Loved it!

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    1. Thanks Alistair, means a lot coming from you!

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  10. Hank ain't so lucky. Then again, he never had a chance to replace the real dad :)

    Here's me Friday Fictioneers fiction

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    1. Don't know if that's true, I've know many a great stepdad! But it is a hard row to hoe!

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  11. I just love happy endings when the bad guy gets what he deserves. That was a great line about dad," I wonder if he loved anyone."

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  12. I so love your flash stories. This ending was perfect. :D

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  13. Dear Yolanda Renee,

    Poignant story. I think Abbey will always have problems with father figures.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Some fathers, and some mothers aren't perfect. Thanks Rochelle, great prompt!

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  14. i hope stepdad feels comfortable in his new dig. :)

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  15. Very apt ending for that bad man Hank... love the twist in the end.

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  16. I really enjoyed your story! Loved the ending!

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  17. I love the contrast between the two father figures in her life - Dad's not perfect, it seerms, but you can feel the love she has for him. Great ending. No point wasting time or words on Hank. Well told.

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  18. That was a surprise twist. Great story.

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