Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers’ photo prompt for this week:

100-word story for Friday Dec 7, 2012:

Well, I am late this week.  I try to post on Friday, but got behind in my posts and forgot.  So, I will post this on Sunday and hope you all still get to read it.  I will read a lot of them tomorrow (12/9) when mine is posted.  Happy writing!!!


Heading Home – 12/8/2012


Scott stood in the dimly lit room looking at all the strangers.  He saw the hallway with the bright light at the end.  He walked to the hallway and stopped.  A voice spoke quietly to him.

“Come on in.”

“You know, she’s all alone right now with no one to look after her.  I don’t think I can come right now.”

“Okay, you don’t have to.”

Scott opened his eyes to find himself nearly immobile, in a hospital bed.  He had been there for ten days.

Quietly, he realized that he had chosen the toughest path, but never regretted it.


            True Story – This is, pretty basically, what happened when I had my stroke and was in the ER and after.  It seems interesting to me that when I finished the last line I had exactly 100 words – then again, maybe it wasn’t so “interesting”.  It’s just the truth.



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  • Abraham  On December 13, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Thanks for sharing your personal story

    I’m sorry I am a bit lost. – What is the link between the person who is home alone and you ending up in hospital?

    Let me read your About page, maybe I will get it then.


    • kindredspirit23  On December 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

      The person who was “alone” was my, then, girlfriend. She is the one who got me to the hospital and “happened” to be able to drive a manual shift car.
      She kind of blamed herself for my stroke. I remember feeling that she needed someone to be with her for awhile. She did. We don’t date now, but are good friends. I hope that helps.


  • rich  On December 10, 2012 at 9:57 am

    i’m sorry that the picture brought back those thoughts – but obviously it all worked out okay in the end, right? unless you’re a ghost. that would be incredible. well done sir.


    • kindredspirit23  On December 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

      I, certainly, don’t mind talking or remembering all those things. After all, that’s what my blog is based on.
      As well, I am a happier more productive person now.


      • rich  On December 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

        sometimes something like that helps us to embrace and enjoy our moments ever more than we ever thought possible.


  • Debra Kristi  On December 10, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Life changing indeed. So glad you are here today, Scott. And better for it. Not all can say that. Loved your story. Thank you so much for sharing. That was such a personal event. I feel privileged that you opened the doors and let us in.


  • jmmcdowell  On December 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I know others who have had similar experiences. And their resulting calm confidence in an afterlife is amazing.


    • kindredspirit23  On December 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      I think what it was/is: I faced death and it really wasn’t scary. So, nothing short of that should really get my nerves going. That’s not to say something else wouldn’t, but I do notice that I simply don’t worry very much about very much any more.


  • Serena Dracis, Author  On December 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Seems as if there’s a lot more to this story. True stories are always the best. Glad you’re still here to tell it.


  • brudberg  On December 9, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Wow, a true story. Very well told as well. Good read, that makes me think….


  • bridgesareforburning  On December 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Scott,
    Thanks for sharing a true experience. Well done! Ron


  • sustainabilitea  On December 9, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I’m glad you’re still around to share and write with us!


  • bert0001  On December 9, 2012 at 8:38 am

    witnessing yourself ..
    thx for sharing.


  • Rochelle Wisoff-Fields  On December 9, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Dear Scott,
    Thank you for sharing this very personal part of your journey. Well done and thought provoking.


  • Perry Block (@PerryBlock)  On December 9, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Fascinating piece to think that it actually happened. Thanks for sharing it!


  • dmmacilroyDouglas macIlroy  On December 9, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Dear Scott,

    There are signs and there are signs. Stopping right at 100 words? i like it. Great story and a reason to be calm and breathe as we face the adventure that is life.




  • boomiebol  On December 9, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Oh wow!!! Thanks for sharing this with us


  • thehappyhugger  On December 9, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Thanks for sharing this with us Scott. Makes one think.


  • Lora Mitchell  On December 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    A scary “true story. Glad you’re better and willing to share it with us.


  • buckwheatsrisk  On December 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm



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