Friday Fictioneers for March 7.
The challenge: Write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt.
Play along by writing your own, reading others and/or commenting on the flashes we fictioneers create.
My piece weighs in this week at exactly 100 words.
Missy’s aunt always bought her an ice cream during their afternoons on the boardwalk. Each time, Missy chose vanilla. The man behind the counter offered samples of his new offerings. Missy politely tried them and then ordered her usual.
Aunt Joy used to encourage Missy to order something new. She stubbornly refused.
When Missy was 14, Aunt Joy moved away. On the afternoon that she left, Missy wandered the boardwalk alone. At the ice cream stand, she purchased blood orange ice cream, the color of the canopy under which she and her aunt used to relax. Sometimes change is good.