photo courtesy of Fatima Fakier Deria.

Rochelle’s challenge this week inspired by Fatima’s photo, a simple domestic scene, or is it ?


Celeste’s sigh skims the curtain in the night-time kitchen, tidied ready for  next day’s breakfast,school and work. How dare they carry on living without her, who’d been the beating heart of this  family ? He married Carol three months after Celeste’s passing, carefree and mean Carol. She acquired Celeste’s boys in a heart beat.

Her husband dreams of holding Celeste, but she fades as he reaches out for her. He dreams he can see his boys who are prodding an injured bird with a stick. He wakes full of foreboding and fury at her for leaving him.


To Friday Fictioneers –  a note to let you know that I have experienced a glitch with Word Press, where I have been unable to leave my comments on your sites. Please bear with me, as giving feedback to each other is the most enjoyable part of Friday Fictioneers I think.  Hope to sort this issue out soon.