Breakfast at Shirley’s with Mom | Flash Fiction

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your week has been better than mine. Been a rough week here. There’s some problem with the water pipes, and we’ve been mostly without water all week, save for brief bursts to fill jugs, flush toilets, and shower every couple days. No fun. During a pandemic. Makes it challenging trying to keep sanitary.

Every time I turn around, I’m finding out about someone else I know coming down with Covid, and usually along with their whole family this week. It’s getting more and more scary out there. And a good friend had a massive heart attack.

So, how wonderful to enjoy a lovely breakfast out with Mom while she’s still here for us to enjoy each other.

Flash Fiction

This is a flash fiction story in 100 exactly 100 words for Friday Fictioneers 23 October 2020.

The Photo Writing Prompt

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Description for my blind and visually impaired friends: It’s a diner. The photo shows part of a glass of water and a rack of sugar and other necessities on a checkered tablecloth. There’s a window with a view of a rainy day.

The Inspiration

I don’t get out much, but yesterday, Mom and I went to do our shopping and go to our favorite diner for breakfast.

The Story: Breakfast at Shirley’s with Mom

“I know you were happy to have access to indoor plumbing.”

Yes, can’t wait until the water is fixed.”

“But what took you so long?”

“When washing my hands, I noticed their sink was clogged, so I dug and pulled out God only knows what.”


“Then I had to start the paper towel roll. The first sheet wouldn’t come off. I had to shred it. Looks like Twitch used it as a toy.”

The owner came by to say hi and ask about the food.

“Perfect pancake. Exceptional potatoes. Gorgeous, sunny day. Great to have breakfast with Mom.“

Reading Birds graphic

Thanks for reading!

Cheers to your #BLISSfulLife!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio


Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at

6 thoughts on “Breakfast at Shirley’s with Mom | Flash Fiction

  1. Well, that conversation certainly was an appetite killer!

    Yes, Covid is doing its evil work; more so, at my age, simple old age is taking people away. Heart, cancer, Alzheimer’s and more. Not an easy thing.


  2. Oh, dear, I feel for you. Sounds like this week has bashed the lot of us. I broke my foot on monday… just when I needed to start looking for a new home, new job… new life. Covid is still whipping us, here, too. I’ve given up counting the losses, and stopped answering the phone entirely. Every call leads with “Did you hear …. died?” Too much. Hopefully next week will be better for all of us. My lease expires the 31st… keep us in prayers as we try to find new digs in the middle of all this.


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