I haven’t written for many months
Heart heavier, notebooks abandoned.
I pass this bench every day
View attractive, bench unappealing.
I suss it out, this grotty chair
Old mould, new stains, suspicious mess.
I spy the view behind this seat
That turbulent, lustful, aquatic feast.
I wonder why when planning took place
Developers chose to opposite face.
For those who observe the passing world
Or need a corner within to pause?
For those who need a moment to rest
Want more than a diversion?
Waits for romantics, and scribers of schemes
Resting idle, deserted, ’till a writer dreams.
The year is 2023 and Rochelle Wisoff-Fields continues to set the challenge and encourage this community of writers. An effort appreciate by us all. The challenge is to write a story in 100 words or fewer.
For other 100 word fiction, read here.