Reminders of Joy – 100 words

Things happen, everyone knows that. With Don getting fired, money will be tight.

Worse yet, he will be depressed and I’m not sure I can buoy him up. Not while I’m dealing with these migraines.

I’m riding my bike just for the feeling of escape, leaving all the worries. I’ll have to turn around and find my way back from these streets I’ve never gone down before.

But as I pass this yard with flower beds established like guardians, I stop.

I see their display and think they are smiling, proclaiming how wonderful life is. I want to kiss them.

PHOTO PROMPT © Trish Nankeville

These 100 words are brought to you by the photo prompt from Rochelle Wisoff’s Friday Fictioneers. Follow the link to join the fun!

20 responses to “Reminders of Joy – 100 words”

  1. Cycling and nature what a great own way of lifting the spirit,

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  2. they should be enjoyed from the distance. the closer you get, the more the risk of causing you to sneeze.

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  3. While joyful, maybe going too near may not be such a good idea.

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    1. True. She doesn’t need to anyway…the ‘joy’ she’s found is not in the flowers but in herself.

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    1. Thank you Sandra!

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  4. Oh boy, can I ever identify! Sadly, can’t hop on my bike any more to escape into the countryside. You did a great job here of pulling us into your character’s emotions.

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    1. Thank you!

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  5. Flowers have a way of bringing joy and comfort at the most difficult of times. Well done.

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    1. Thank you Keith.

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  6. Clare, I’ve come to depend on nature for such uplifting surprises. I’m glad she got out and about in it to receive the gift. Beautiful story.

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    1. Thank you, glad you like it.

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    1. Thank you Trish.

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  7. Truly flowers can cheer you up. Beautiful story. Well done

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    1. Thank you Vartika! I find this to be true.

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  8. The simple things can make a difference, and remind us of what’s important.

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  9. Dear Clare,

    I like the way the beauty around her put things in a different perspective. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you Rochelle!

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