American Dream (Friday Fictioneers)

American Dream (Friday Fictioneers)

Friday Fictioneer is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and J.Hardy Carroll for this week’s prompt.

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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

 ‘So, your Dad was a boxer?’ Mark turned to see Cecilia wiping away a tear.

‘Nah, he never boxed. Said he was too slow. But he loved the sport. Mantequilla was his idol.”

Across the street stood the old building owned by her father. It was his American dream-come-true. Then ICE came, banishing him from his home of 30 years.

‘Do you think you will be able to carry on his legacy? What do you know about running a business?”

Cecilia squeezed her husband Mark’s hand.

“I know enough,” said Cecilia. “I am my father’s daughter.”