Choose Wisely

Choose Wisely

PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg

Friday Fictioneers 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 Björn Rudberg for this week’s prompt.

Looking back, all the signs were there; the last-minute cancellations and unanswered phone calls. The hint of lavender on his collar after working late.

After discovering the truth, I knew I must step carefully, and choose my path wisely.

There is an old proverb, opportunity knocks only once. 

The news his car swerved off a mountain road left us in shock. How could such a good driver lose control?

At his funeral, I held his mother’s hand and cried.

Inside I smirked with the realization that I chose well when I picked auto-mechanics as an elective in high school.

29 thoughts on “Choose Wisely

  1. I wonder if he still smelled the lavender on his fall down the mountainside. Two-timers deserve to get caught, but this guy picked the wrong girl to cheat on.

  2. Some are just not the forgiving type… and woe be to the one who chooses to get off track!
    Well done, Susan. You packed a wallop in 100 words.

  3. I like the way this story links to the photo with the idea of ‘choosing the right path’ and ignoring the warning signs. He strayed from the path metaphorically, then in reality when he met his end. Similarly, she has chosen her own path and has possibly ignored signs or her conscience telling her to not go through with it. Maybe she’ll get her own comeuppance eventually.

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