This is my response to the Friday Fictioneers prompt for November 14. The challenge is to 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. The photo prompt this week comes from Rochelle Wisoff Fields, empress of purple and herder of our merry band of wayward cats. My piece this week weighs in at 101 words because by all accounts I had at least one leftover from a few weeks back.
Weathering the Winter Holidays
Another tropical vacation—the 16th in 10 years—and all Georgia had to show was a collection of souvenir mugs and a refrigerator covered in pictures of a dozen paradises she’d never seen. She warmed her hands on her hot cocoa mug, absently tracing its palm-tree-shaped handle with her pinky. She didn’t begrudge the Landons their wealth. Still, she longed to experience surf and sun.
A commotion near Georgia’s feet pulled her out of her reverie. Ginger, the Landons’ Pomeranian, yapped and quivered in excitement. Georgia scooped up the dog, welcoming the onslaught of canine kisses. Loyalty had its own rewards.