Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction Friday postings at:
For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, let’s play up in my attic.
Here’s my contribution:
Stories In The Attic
On Saturdays Bubbe would have tea with her friends in the front formal room, a handful of gossiping ladies in nice dresses and conservative cloches eating rugelach. Eventually, they’d circle around to Zayde. He had adored Bubbe and for all her pain she certainly had enjoyed a lifetime of good fortune.
My brother and I would escape to another world, up to the attic with its odd slanted ceiling boards and stacks of dusty boxes. We never knew the joy of knee bouncing or tickle wars, but one Saturday, while we played in Bubbe’s attic this old phone rang.