Friday Fictioneers: Celebration

PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma

He stumbled into the courtyard and lit a cigarette. He shook his head as he exhaled a smoke ring into the air. What am I doing here? It was his first time to be back in two decades and to celebrate his return, his family had gathered for a welcome-home celebration. For the last two days, his uncles, aunts, and cousins had been arriving non-stop as the rooms in his family’s villa began to fill.

In the distance, a yellow grasshopper stared intently at him, wondering why he’s outside. He sighed at the grasshopper, “You’re lucky this isn’t your party.”

(100 words)

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.


26 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Celebration

  1. Some days one just needs a grass hopper for company. Then at other times I would loved to be able reconnect with long gone friends and family. I guess that’s just being human.

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  2. Isn’t it interesting how there is something deep inside us that long’s for Home. I experienced this so many times as a US Marine. Although it may sound harsh but within a short period of time and returning home he started to remember why you left

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