Two Tales: ‘Breakages’ and ‘Rebuilding’

Every Friday, writers from around the globe join to write tiny tales in response to a photo prompt posted on Rochelle’s blog. This week’s photo prompt has been supplied by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Cupboard of memories

Copyright: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Ron’s story ~ Breakages


The noise from my living room made me jump, spilling hot black coffee over my thin dressing gown. Swearing loudly I got up and rushed into the living room.

In front of me, my life lay broken and spread on the newly laminated floor. Multi-coloured fragments of broken glass, pottery and metal spread out over the dark wood floor. Why hadn’t I kept my carpet?  A lifetime of memories shattered in a few minutes and no way of going back.

Alone in my family home I felt my stomach swell to a tear, which forced itself into a flood.

[100 words]

Joanna’s story ~ Rebuilding

Jorr lifted the faded box from the attic cupboard. Gently placing the box in front of Riva, their eyes met.

Softly, he said, “I know this is important to you.”

Riva’s eyes expressed her gratitude. Lifting the lid, she carefully withdrew the objects from their compartments. As she touched each one, heart energy streamed into her core, filling the void created when she lost her family in the invasion.

Riva sighed with joy. “I can feel her! I’m completely wrapped in her energy now!”

Jorr smiled, relieved that Riva had reconnected with her ancestral line.

Maybe now she can heal.

[100 words]

The tales written by other writers who’ve taken part this week can be found by clicking the blue frog below.

Our earlier stories can be found here and on our old blog.


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20 responses to “Two Tales: ‘Breakages’ and ‘Rebuilding’

  1. Bith stories captured the effects of the connection we have to events via memory and tactile sensation from objects. Very well done to each of you.




  2. Dear Joanna and Ron,

    Both pieces knit together into one. Nice one, or two as it were. 😉




  3. Both of these pull at my heartstrings at the moment – it’s just because of the place where I am in my life. Very well done.


  4. Both very evocative. Love them! Thank you for sharing.


  5. Enjoyed both tales. Especially enjoyed the sci-fi aspect of Joanna’s story!


  6. Both beautiful stories. Always such value in a visit to your site… 🙂


  7. Both stories are well done – reminders of how our memories make up who we are.


  8. I love it when you guys do that!


  9. The two stories are so close and still so different.. how those precisios memories of life can mean so much… both in loss and healing… thank you for sharing.


  10. I loved both stories, each one supporting the other, yet complete stories in their own right. A double pleasure.


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