Friday Fictioneers: Ward • #flashfiction #100words #shortreads

PHOTO PROMPT – © Claire Fuller

PHOTO PROMPT – © Claire Fuller


“How long do I have to be here?”

“Three months. They’re specialists, they can help you.”

“Help me with what, mom?”

“You know. Your problem.”

“You can’t even say it can you? Say depression. Say suicide. Words don’t bite.”

“Stop it.” Mom teared up. “I’m doing the best I can in this situation. I don’t know what else I can do. What I could have done.”

“Nothing. There’s nothing you can do. Nothing you could’ve done. They’re going to fix me here. In three months I’ll be all screwed back together to normal. No more problems with your faulty daughter.”

Word count: 100 words
This flash fiction piece is in response to Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt.

10 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Ward • #flashfiction #100words #shortreads

  1. Very difficult situation between mother and daughter – almost like the elephant in the room. I hope she can get the proper help and she and her mother can improve their relationship. Great story!

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  2. Dear Ula,

    Spot on dialogue. I’ve been the mother in this situation and I believe I’ve had this conversation. It takes more that three months, but it is a situation that can be healed but both parties need to participate.

    Well done.



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    • It is a difficult situation. I think place has little to do with it. It can be conducive, of course, but if the daughter wants help, she’ll seek it, and she’ll try to heal. Thank you.


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