Friday Fictioneers: Seeing Dad


“Dad?” My father’s face is blurry like an out-of-focus camera or maybe it’s because I haven’t seen him in almost 30 years.

As we stand at the edge of a great series of waterfall, a thought occurs, am I dead?

Dad chuckles as if he’s reading my thoughts, “No, you’re not dead.”

“Then how did I get here?” The last thing I remember was listening to the Chronicles of Narnia on my bed. It was talking about the children finding a great waterfall.

Impulsively, I hug my dad. “I miss you.”

Dad chuckles again, “It’s time to wake up, now.”

(100 words)

For Friday Fictioneers

A little behind the story – dad passed away on 6/6/1996. I didn’t know him at all as I was not even 5-year-old at the time. The only way I knew what he looked like was through the great stack of photos I helped digitize this last Christmas. This story is a tribute to him and though it could’ve taken place anywhere, the photo prompt provided the perfect location.

By the way, though there were probably numerous waterfalls in the Chronicles of Narnia, the one I’m referring to in this story is the one in The Silver Chair or The Last Battle, I cannot recall.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is bigfred.png

28 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Seeing Dad

Anything you want to ask? Want to know?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s