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.
I couldn’t resist.
Ghosts of faded memories haunted him, even as the memories blurred. Colors dulled and features eroded. Smiles disappeared into the shadows.
Names were redacted from his memory. Familiar faces were relegated to strangers.
His secrets weren’t forgotten, just buried.
When the time came, gasping for breath, he raspily wheezed out, “Dale.”
His family couldn’t decide what it meant or agree on his final word or if it was even a word.
“I found this picture in Grandpa’s things. Who do you think it is?”
“It’s not Grandma or Mom. It says, ‘Dale Rogerson.’”
“Who the hell is Dale Rogerson?”