Friday Fictioneers for 8/14/2020 (Downtown Ice Cream)

Many thanks to Rochelle @ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple for guiding us through Friday Fictioneers. The challenge she presents is to write a story based upon a photo prompt, provided today by the same lovely Rochelle herself.

The challenge was to write a complete story (beginning, middle, and end) in 100 words or less.

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Title: Downtown Ice Cream
Genre: Fiction
Word count: 100

Elizabeth and Jacob—so much in love. Next week, they’d be off to France for their honeymoon.

The dark-skinned man finished his ice cream, wiped his lips on a napkin, then walked to the restroom. Coming out he walked past them and toward the door.

Jacob yelled, “Sir, you forgot your valise.” The man turned to see Jacob grab the case. He yelled, “God no!”

The explosion killed 22 in the store and seriously injured 15 in the street.

The officer dropped the engagement ring into a plastic bag saying, “I hope we don’t find the finger to fit this.”


Look both ways for awareness of surroundings.
Mind the gaps in the frozen hearts of terrorists.


Click the blue frogs for the link to read other stories offered for today’s challenge.

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64 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for 8/14/2020 (Downtown Ice Cream)

      1. When you’re a writer, it’s supposed to be okay to kill people. Now I feel like I need to write a happy ending next time. 🙂

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      1. Do not fret, Bill. Having read all comments this morning, cause I can’t sleep, I wish for you a better day today. I could use one too😊

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      2. Thanks, Bill. I feel like I’m in a constant state of becoming these days. Hopefully that translates to personal growth. Have a wonderful day😎


  1. A traumatic end to short-lived happiness. As with all these attacks, I’m often left wondering what exactly the terrorists are hoping to achieve by targeting innocent people? Good story Bill.

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    1. Thank you, Iain.
      Oh, yes. When the dark side of life. I just looked up a PP&M song, ‘Day is Done” this verse haunts me…

      Do you ask why I’m sighing, my son?
      You shall inherit what mankind has done
      In a world filled with sorrow and woe
      If you ask me why this is so, I really don’t know

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  2. I too sensed something was wrong when I read the word “valise.” Not the thing you usually take to the bathroom. After watching the series Bodyguard this week, your story feels only too plausible.

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      1. So often, Rochelle, the Universe delivers right before I go to sleep. I lose so many good ideas because I decide to sleep. But this (good or not) was upon awakening. I have forgotten what a “full 8 hours” feels like. 🙂

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      2. I am back from vacation. Swimming in the ocean and being with my only sibling was fantastic. Now I’m back at the desk working on the dastardly book proposal. I did begin this morning with a swim in the cement pond. 😉 Thank you…I am doing quite well. 😀

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  3. That’s taking dieting to the extreme. This reminds me of a similar scene in one of my favorite movies, “The Untouchables.” Except it’s a little girl. “Mister, you forgot your briefcase.”

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