Once again, Rochelle Fields hosts Friday Fictioneers for around 100 writers from all over the world. The challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt, and it’s always fun to read what others are inspired to say. Why don’t you play along with us too?
The picture this week comes from Douglas Macilroy, one of many fine writers who participates each week.
My story this week weighs in at exactly 100 words.
“You’re my inspiration.”
Tom had always been able to disarm his wife with those words. His work featured sharp angles reflecting his wife’s handsome features.
When Lela became pregnant, she asked him to fashion a cradle. Tom balked. Curves weren’t his forte.
One week after his daughter’s birth, Tom came home a widower. His grief consumed him. He avoided the workshop. Wallowing in grief, he lost his day job. Soon, his meager savings were spent. He ventured into his workshop and began to fashion toys for sale. His handiwork featured scrolls, knobs, and curves. Little Selena was his inspiration now.