A Last Goodbye

Friday Fictioneers Challenge 


A complete story, beginning, middle, and end in 100 words.  No more, hopefully no less.

I hit 100 exactly, having deleted 11 from my original.  100 words goes quickly!

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

He’d come to say goodbye.  He didn’t realize how hard it would be.  His family tells him it’s just a rollercoaster, in a derelict park slated for demolition. 

“And past time, if you ask me,” his wife opines.

She doesn’t understand his ties to that ‘coaster.  The hours spent as a teenager in the park.  Why, his first job was sweeping up trash after they closed for the night!  Talk about a dirty job. 

Here he sits, by the hotdog place his grandkids love.  At least the family still lives nearby.  He’d hate to lose his past, and his future. 

  ©2020 Lisa Smith Nelson. All Rights Reserved


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you. The man just looks so defeated to me. Probably just digesting his hotdog!

  2. Seems like he might still have his past too

  3. I understand how emotions get invested into places. They become like old friends.


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