Passing the Blessing – Friday Fictioneers – 29 November

Welcome back to the addictive fun of Friday Fictioneers! You know the best fiction can be found right here. Led by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, we take the photo and weave our magic with prose and poetry to entertain you. All around the world writers eagerly await their weekly tonic. Ted Strutz is the source of the photo for inspiration this week.

(Genre:Fiction) (100 words)


“Are you sure I won’t get seasick?” the disheveled, ragged looking woman mumbled.

“It fronts the water, but is securely built on stone pilings,” the man told her. With him in his suit they were a curious looking pair.

He retrieved a menu from the front counter and slid it into the woman’s dirty and gnarled hands.

“Pick whatever and however much you see that you like,” he said.

“Why are you doing this?” She asked. “I have no money!”

“My family had a tradition. Each Thanksgiving we would find someone in need and bless them. Now it’s just me.”



About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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17 Responses to Passing the Blessing – Friday Fictioneers – 29 November

  1. atrm61 says:

    That is such a sweet gesture and lovely writing:-)

  2. elmowrites says:

    Interesting juxtaposition of characters, Joe. I feel there’s something behind the guy’s “just me” line too. Perhaps he’s the one in need this year

  3. K.D. McCrite says:

    A lovely, heart-warming Thanksgiving story.

  4. That’s a great one for this week. Hopefully, the two will stay friends even after the meal.

  5. tedstrutz says:

    Nice Thanksgiving story, Joe! Have a good one yourself… I know you do good deeds… you deserve one.

  6. Sandra says:

    What a lovely story! I enjoyed this.

  7. I agree with Rochell! What a lovely idea for Thanksgiving… nice!

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