Flash Fiction #282

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


Drifting and dreaming, neither completely asleep nor fully awake, softly, gently, wafting upward towards consciousness, like a child’s toy balloon.  No blaring alarms, no beeping cellphones, shall I awaken?  What must I do today??

After half a century of faithful service to often unfaithful employers, I serve no man.  Master of my own fate, except for She Who Must Be Obeyed, Captain of my own ship, I chart my own course.  I eat when I am hungry, and sleep when I am tired.  I hear the siren call to compose another blog post.  Avast and ahoy my fellow Friday Fictioneers.


If you’d like to join the fun with the Friday Fictioneers, go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site, and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


13 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #282

  1. Bill says:

    Prophetic. It’s like looking in the mirror. Every word. Minus the part about commenting on Archon’s rumble in the middle of the night.
    However, I confess to being the lessor word person. 🙂


  2. Rivergirl says:

    I haven’t been able to get my retired husband to acknowledge my She Who Must be Obeyed status yet. But I’m working on it. ….


  3. Margaret says:

    There’s nothing like that feeling of being able to wake up when your body tells you to, instead of an alarm clock. The joys of retirement. I enjoyed the drifting along feeling in this.

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  4. msjadeli says:

    Such a fun title and a stream of consciousness that is too pleasant to be anything other than non-fiction. Thanks for the respite of a chronicle of a happy retiree.

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  5. GHLearner says:

    18 more months for me, I can’t wait. Great take.

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  6. granonine says:

    I retired shortly after I was 72. I was afraid I’d be bored.
    Nope. Not even a little. I love getting up whenever I decide to get up after 72 years of getting up on other people’s schedules 🙂 I’m not usually a late sleeper, but if I want to, I will!

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  7. Ahhh … the glory of no more time schedules.
    Good one …

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