“Stolen Collection” – Flash Fiction for Friday Fictioneers

This story was written for Friday Fictioneers.  Each week, Rochelle gives us an image and 100 words to tell a story.  She also inspires us with a story of her own.  This week’s prompt image comes from Jean L. Hays – thanks!  Click on the blue frog below to read more stories that correspond to this prompt and to add your own.

By the way, I’ve been having trouble trying to comment on Blogger or Blogspot blogs…maybe something in my privacy settings?  I will try to investigate.  I keep pressing the “publish” button, but it won’t publish; the page just refreshes with my comment still pending.


Photo Prompt Copyright Jean L. Hays

Stolen Collection

(100 words)


“Come on—adventure!  Local color!” Ben said, steering Janice into the little store by the highway.

Merchandise was piled against the windows.  Ben started explaining their unorthodox honeymoon to the silent owner.

Then she saw it—an unremarkable green plaid shirt—yet her heart swung toward it even before she saw the pink heart patch she’d sewn on the elbow twenty years ago.

It was quiet.  Ben was staring at a locket, mouth open.

“How—” Janice said, holding the shirt. “My dad?”

“Things find their way here,” the owner said, sitting back.  “People, too.  What’s your memory worth?”

If you have a moment and the interest, I hope you’ll check out my story, “The Magic,” published with Necessary Fiction today.  : )

47 thoughts on ““Stolen Collection” – Flash Fiction for Friday Fictioneers

    • Thanks, Rochelle! Yes, I don’t think he came by these things honestly, or that he has pure intentions in keeping them. Sorry for my late reply to your comment! Post-election woe and a teething baby have left me without much mental capacity for writing and the blog! Getting back to it now.


  1. Despite being creepy I still felt my heart was warmed by her finding her Father’s shirt. Maybe I kist don’t want to go down a dark road with the story.

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  2. i think he knew something about her dad, but it wouldn’t come free.

    as for commenting on blogger, some sites test if you’re legit by requiring you to respond to a question. if you ignore it, your message won’t be posted.

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    • Thanks for reading and commenting! Definitely not getting something for nothing from this guy.

      Yes–I go through the process where I click to prove I’m not a robot, but then I get stuck in a loop where I keep pressing post after that, and it asks for confirmation over and over again. I suspect it’s a cookies/privacy settings thing? I’ll try and spend some more time on it this week. Thanks for the thought! And sorry for my late reply–election shock and then teething baby and I haven’t been at my writing much!

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