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Friday Fictioneers – Found

 

Well, well, well… ‘Tis already Wednesday, which mean we get our Friday Fictioneers’ Prompt.  The lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, from Addicted to Purple has sent us a most interesting picture this week, from Mrs. Russell herself, Connie Gayer.  (Please note the link brings you to Mr. Russell, himself, as Missus does not seem to have a blog… Not that I can blame her, hubby must keep her most busy with his shenanigans on a daily basis!)

Should you want to join in on the fun, please do so by clicking on the blue frog and adding your own story!  If you just want to read some exceptional 100-word stories, then click on said frog and you’ll have up to 100 (depending on the week) stories.  There is some serious talent amongst this group.  I keep trying to reach their level…

Word Count:  100

Found

©Connie Goyer

©Connie Gayer

The couple came back year after year, hiking along the same trails, at the same time of year.  A ritual, of sorts.

They knew they had to walk through the muddy section to get to the lovely grassy trail but it was worth it, as far as they were concerned.

The woman slipped and landed with a splat, face-first in the mud.

Her husband rushed back to help her up.  Lifting her head, she gasped.  There it was, exactly where her cheek had been moments before.  Her favourite earring, looking a little worse for wear, lost on the last hike!

110 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Found

  1. Dear Dale,

    Did she fall in that same spot last time they hiked? I love a story with a happy ending. Nicely done. I liked the feel of the yearly ritual. We have certain family traditions that never get old.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  2. This is an original take. I really like it. That they have this yearly hike. I think we all like to do these kinds of things over and over. The favorite restaurant and so on. And so funny about the earring. I am glad she found it. I have lost an earring recently. But I don’t want to have to fall on my face in the mud to find it. 🙂

  3. Lovely story. I like the feel of it, and it seems to have exposed a common theme in lost earrings. I have a story like that too, but after its third instance of being lost, one of my favourite earrings hasn’t returned, and I fear never will.

    • Thank you, Tracey. I just can’t/won’t always go nefariously heinous! Besides… it was inspired by true events. No muck involved in my case, though… Me too. We need happy endings once in a while.

  4. I have a complaint, ma’am.
    You don’t tell us how much he laughed when she landed face down in the gloop.
    Which was, for me, the highlight of your sweet tale.

  5. I was amused at your intro. While Ms. Connie doesn’t not blog, she is an avid Facebook fanatic. And you’re right, it’s a full time job for her keeping me between the ditches.

    We’re still looking for the other half of my brain. If you happen to fall into a muddy ditch (I promise I won’t laugh) and find it, please let me know.

    • I am glad I was able to amuse you… I did note that Rochelle put the Facebook link up and was tempted to use it. Should I have? Maybe I’ll just have to friend her to help her out with her difficult job.
      Oh, and I so don’t believe you. You would not only laugh, you would snort and guffaw, I am certain!

    • Actually, it is really telephone wire that was cut by graders!
      Isn’t it fun to see whT ee want to see?
      Ooohhh…that would have been an interesting take. YOU should write an FF!

  6. This has provoked lots of lovely comments!
    A modern fairy tale of the lost and the found. Highly entertaining read. Just next time pull that husband into the mud too please.

  7. This is cute. I fell down often enough on hikes and the likes, and lost a lot of jewelry (unrelated)–now, if that was a method of finding it again, I’d throw myself into every mud puddle. Alas… 🙂

  8. If that was me Dale, I would have fallen face first in the mud and had the earring impale the side of my cheek! I am such a klutz at times! This little tale conveys a good message that hiking and jewelry don’t mix!

  9. Ah those missing earrings! We have had one of those turn up recently, unfortunately without the drama of a mudbath, which as CE says must have surely induced a stifled chuckle.

      • Once I went to a winery to meet a friend, a halfway point (coincidentally). At the end of the day we asked an employee to take a picture and I noticed I was missing an earring. Well after drinking our wine we had spent the next 2.5 hours walking around outside and so we began to retrace our steps. We didn’t find my earring but were confidently sober to drive after that. When I got home I found my earring, laying here by the computer. I had forgotten to put it on and was only wearing one. lol

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