Monday’s Finish the Story: Last Words

2015-06-01-bw-beacham“What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” That’s what mama said before she left us at the park that day. I remember my sister feeling confused, pleading for an explanation. I was seven and she was four.

After spending the last fourteen years being shuttled from one foster home to another, from city to town, town to country-side, and even spending a year in a disgusting attic with spider web covering every inch top to bottom before we scrubbed it clean ourselves, I still have no idea what mama’s last words meant.

I now live in the city, just a block from the park where we were abandoned. I have a low-paying job and today, I am walking my sister to the bus station where she will go off to college, something I never had the chance to do. I guess part of me was scared while another part of me was still hoping mama would show.

(150 words)

Each week, Mondays Finish the Story challenges our minds by providing with a picture along with the first sentence for us to finish the flash fiction with 100 -150 words based on the picture above.
I am having a very strange kind of writer’s block this week and it’s creating difficulty for me to write flash fictions. I hope this story makes sense, grammatically and logically. It’s all just a big ramble off the top of my head. 


30 thoughts on “Monday’s Finish the Story: Last Words

  1. I think the tangled web is completely in contradiction with “a simple life”. “Tangled Webs” are complicacies that we may never understand. A tangled web is usually associated with conspiracies. 🙂

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  2. Even after all that, she was willing to take her mother back. Lucky mama. Someday I hope she learns that she was forgiven for what she did to them — if she’s still alive. Lovely, but very sad story! Well done.

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  3. Beautiful story that was bitter-sweet. You did an excellent job writing this! I have a question. In order to geet the blue froggy button on your story, what do you have to do? I had someone ask and I only know how to get it for the challenge.

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    • Thank you so much. .
      To get blue froggy button, it’s easy. Rochelle from Friday Fictioneers provides the link to get the code. Then for the other challenges, just change the URL for the linkup in the text editor.
      For example: this is the code for this week’s FF
      <!– start InLinkz script –>

      <a href=”″ rel=”nofollow”><img style=”border: 0;” src=”” alt=”” /></a>

      <!– end InLinkz script –>

      For the other challenges, I just copy and paste the inlinkz URL into that spot.
      For instance, the code for this challenge:
      <!– start InLinkz script –>

      <a href=”″ rel=”nofollow”><img style=”border: 0;” src=”” alt=”” /></a>

      <!– end InLinkz script –>
      I hope it makes sense and not too confusing.

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