A little help from my friends

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bike_detour_at_library_randy_mazie100-word Flash Fiction. #FridayFictioneers 

A story inspired by this photo provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.


Hazel had been having clandestine rendezvous at the library for the past year. Each week she met a new friend to spend time with. One day in November, she spent hours with Uriah and forgot to eat lunch. Ebenezer and Tim helped her through a difficult Christmas. Huck and Tom celebrated her birthday with her.

Today, Hazel wound up her visit with Scarlet and called her taxi. Sadly, it was time to go home. Home was lonely since Clarence passed last year — two days after their seventy-second anniversary.

On the bright side, tomorrow she had a date with Ahab.

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FavoriteFridayFeedback2Favorite Friday Feedback (F3) from last week’s #FF story goes to https://bastetandsekhmet.wordpress.com. She said, “I must admit my heart was in my throat … great surprise ending .. loved the story!” I appreciate her being (politely) scared. :-) I was terribly worried that my story was rather lame last week, but I may have managed to provide a little tension and fright for a few people. I thank everyone else who played along too.

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. —Les Brown

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