#Friday Fictioneers

I discovered this old writing prompt on ROCHELLE WISOFF-FIELDS’ site and thought it would be fun to write a condensed version (100 words or less) of an event from Buck Crenshaw and William Weldon’s  boyhood:

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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

LIFE BEHIND THE FENCE

Fred pissed in Buck’s boots.

They walked down Chestnut Street with its grand homes. Everyone envied Buck and Fred.

Lemonade waited, but friends were never invited in.

William understood the fence between us and them. Mrs. Crenshaw lounged. Fred trotted to her. Buck hung back.

Mrs. Crenshaw struggled to her feet.

“You soiled your shoes?”

Buck backed up, upsetting a glass.

“I curse the day I had you! Take off the shoes.”

Buck tore the shoe off and flung it at the fence. William lingered long enough to see the belt cracking the soles of Buck’s feet.

 

 If you’d like to join in Friday Fictioneers or read other posts check Rochelle’s Blog for rules and prompts.

adrienne-morris Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll be bleaching a barn.

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