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Friday Fictioneers – Yes or No?

Oh yes, ’tis Friday Fictioneers on a Wednesday!  Well, technically, it is always on a Wednesday but we do have three days to submit (as far as I’m concerned).

This image, graciously given by Mr. Roger Bultot, gives so many views, I can fully understand why Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, our lovely hostess, chose it!

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Word count:  100

Yes or No?

© Roger Bultot

© Roger Bultot

 

“The power of ‘No’.”  It may be difficult at first, but you’ll see, it gets ever easier with each ‘No’.  You will feel liberated; your stress levels will diminish. Don’t be afraid. Go ahead. Say No.

“The power of ‘Yes’.”  It will be scary at first but once you start, you will open yourself up to new possibilities, new adventures. Don’t be afraid. Go ahead. Say Yes.

Both sides held a power not to be underestimated.

Stop feeling pressure to say yes and regret it once uttered.

Stop saying no and missing out on possibilities.

Which one, yes or no?

 

85 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Yes or No?

  1. I like this very much. Your “yes” and “no” descriptions are true to each response and show the reaction we often feel when giving them. Remorse in doing so? Regret? Pride becasue we finally said what we wanted to? Well done.

    • Thank you, Alicia! Some are ‘no’ people and never try a yes and other ‘yes’ people never try to refuse anything! I am so happy you enjoyed this!

  2. Dear Dale,

    It’s best to weigh out the options before saying yes or no. Which door should I go through? I enjoyed your take on the prompt. Yes I did. No I’m not taking it back.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  3. You make me think too hard, Dale. The choices are either be a “Yes Man,” or an “Aginner.” (southern vernacular). Whatever happened to “Maybe” and “Undecided?” I’m a born procrastinator and such decisions do not come easy.

  4. For some reason, this brought up the Yes & No’s of raising my kids.
    I think that was a time I used those two words to the point of wearing them out. LOL
    Sadly, it also brought back those days when I said No to them and should have said Yes.
    Great write, Dale, I enjoyed it taking me down memory lane.
    Isadora 😎

  5. And this is why I have so much difficulty making decisions, Dale. Both yes and no each have their own power! I’ve been able to say ‘No’ more and feel okay about it. Great story.

  6. Excellent, Dale! Great summary in a few words of how to live your life well. “Stop feeling pressure to say yes and regret it once uttered.” — What a lesson for us all. Seriously, one of the best short pieces I’ve read in a long time..

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