A New Year, a New Beginning

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

I sat in the café eating the food I once hated without thinking about it.  The roar of a streetcar that once made me jump went by unnoticed.

The two letters lay open on the table.  The illegible tear-soften words of the one were long memorized while the crisp newly inked words of the other still held surprises.

The waitress came over.  Her once foreign words asking if I was finished were now in my tongue, which I used to answer.

I watched out the window.

Sunday was New Year’s Day.

Monday, after a year’s exile, I was going home.


word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.

36 thoughts on “A New Year, a New Beginning

  1. msjadeli

    He seems to have adjusted to the different culture/location. I wonder if he will stay at “home” once he returns? Lots of wondering every which-way here. I’d like to see a part 2 to this one :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I seem to either go very dark or very optimistic in my FF stories, so I can imagine being very different. I don’t remember seeing your story – is it in the link-up? (I’ll go try to find it in a minute).

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