Penny for your thoughts

100-word Flash Fiction. #FridayFictioneers
A story inspired by this photo provided by Madison Woods.


“What have we gotten into? This old house is a mess.” Al plonked down on the stool.

“You wanted an old farmhouse, Dee laughed, “with character.”

Al spied something blue inside the half demolished wall. He picked up a small pasteboard box covered in the same floral wallpaper as in the room.

Inside, nestled in tissue paper, was a gold locket, an 1858 penny, and a slip of paper.

The locket held pictures of a baby boy and girl.

Al read aloud. “A penny for your thoughts. If only you had lived long enough to share your thoughts with me.”

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18 thoughts on “Penny for your thoughts”

  1. Ah….lovely, sweet story. Did not find it chilling at all. I agree with V. L. Gregory. The woman had two children…maybe twins, that evidently died at a young age (smallpox, perhaps). I would not be surprised if a lock of their hair was in the locket as well. It was common in those days. And the penny was a nice touch. One of my favorite stories so far. Here’s mine:
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