Flash Fiction–Breakfast

Breakfast

Francine poured a cup of coffee and went outside to sit beneath the hemlock. It had been a rewarding though hectic family visit. They left behind a supply of vodka, beer, used linens, wet towels and plenty of sand.
She pondered on her sons’ lives: David attempting to be father of the century to compensate for the dubious mental state and physical health of his wife. Cookie, the dog was company for Jay who was in the midst of a nasty divorce from his irrational wife.
It was 10:30 a.m. The sun was high. Francine opted for vodka over coffee.

Dayle Herstik
Boca Raton Branch, FL

Comments

  1. “NASTROVIA”

    BARB W.
    NLAPW
    BAYOU CITY, TX

  2. Bev Goldie says:

    Oh, we can all relate to this!! Every family is “perfect” from the outside until you get to know them! Cheers to the onlooker.

  3. Dayle, you are always so very clever! xoxo

  4. marlene klot says:

    A story with meat on its bones. I love the way the author paints a picture of
    her character’s emotions dealing with the issues are children are undergoing
    and the effect on her own life. Vivid and a true story in many ways.

    • marlene klot says:

      A story with meat on its bones. I love the way the author paints a picture of
      her character’s emotions dealing with the issues are children are undergoing
      and the effect on her own life. Vivid and a true story in many ways.

    • Dayle Herstik says:

      Thanks ,Marlene. I always appreciate your feedback.
      D

    • Dayle Herstik says:

      Thanks, Marlene. I always appreciate your feedback.
      D

  5. This vignette is perfect in every way, a treat to read.
    By the way, I’m with Francine.

  6. This is a gem–every word perfect from “hemlock” to the dog named “Cookie.” Happy Weekend all!!

    • Dayle Herstik says:

      A 100 word story can take a while to compose. This came to my mind as I filled my coffee cup on a lovely summer morning.

      • So true–people think, oh, 100 words, that’ll be quick. It’s the restriction that makes it both fun and challenging. The stories by Pen Women are all so engaging and well-crafted. I love this one because I know we all relate, even if we don’t really reach for the Absolut!