Friday Fictioneers: Where Has Grandfather Gone?

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Where Has Grandfather Gone?

“Where has grandfather gone?”

Since the day his wife disappeared, Lenny Molloy sat in the folding chair he set up by the driveway. The police gave up. His family gave up. Lenny Molloy never gave up. He sat in that chair through weather that would keep the mail carrier away.

His oldest daughter, Jennifer, never Jenny, moved her family into his house to take care of him. Lenny wouldn’t eat, sleep, bathe… if Jennifer hadn’t put him on a schedule.

One snowy April day, the chair sat empty. The little voice ignited panic throughout the house.

“Where has grandfather gone?”

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  1. Wherever he’s gone, I hope nobody else sits on that chair. Very good story – great little details about the daughter too – being a carer of an aged family member myself I admire her for her devotion to Grandpa. It ain’t an easy job.

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    1. Ooh! You think the chair or location has something to do with it. That’s an interesting perspective.

      I’ve been there, too, with two of my grandparents. Fortunately, neither of them ever wandered off. It is a taxing job.

      Thank you.

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