Not alone (Friday Fictioneers)


Image by Madison Woods

I took my kite out to the fields. There’s never anyone else out there.

When I gaze at the simple brown diamond bouncing across the sky I feel completely, utterly and blissfully alone.

But when I looked up at the sky I blinked. There was another kite! A green one just like mine.

My eyes followed the string of the kite down to ground level.

The owner of the kite had dropped it and was already running away. The green diamond, released, lifted higher into the sky. And I felt relieved.

For a moment there I was almost not alone.


Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle each week where writers from around the world post 100 word stories based on a common photo prompt. For more information, and to read other stories, visit Rochelle’s page here.


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20 responses to “Not alone (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. margaret jackson

    Very clever story and take on the picture Jessie i love it. so well written

  2. micklively

    Who owns the sky?
    Good piece.

  3. gahlearner

    The kite intruder! I like the take on the prompt. Great story.

  4. What a great use of the prompt. Totally different and all the better for it!
    Rosey Pinkerton’s blog

  5. A wonderful take.. there is such sadness in that joy. The image of the kites of course brought the kite-runner to mind for me.

  6. “I was almost not alone.” Says it all. Well done.

  7. Another kite? Yikes, it’s getting crowded. Almost time to find a new piece of sky.

  8. Dear Jessie,

    Such a sweet and wistful piece. Clever use of the prompt as well.



    • Thanks Rochelle! I love how your prompts make me think of really obscure things. I’ve had a bit of writers block the last few months and this really helped to get the creative juices flowing again 🙂

  9. Melanie

    When you want alone, alone is all that will do. Though the chance for friendship was lost as well…
    Great piece. I really enjoyed it.

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