Your days are Numbered | Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Hi, and welcome back to another flash fiction story, which I like to call a story snack. This one’s for Friday Fictioneers 26 February 2021. These are all supposed to be 100-word stories. If you’ve ever considered writing a fiction story but haven’t tried, or you have but want to hone your skills, writing flash fiction is a great practice.

For me, being creative is helping me keep some shred of my sanity intact during the pandemic. It’s been almost a year since life as we once knew ended. What life will be once we get through this mess, who knows?

The Photo Writing Prompt

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Photo description: I had to ask the hostess what I was seeing. Hazard of being mostly blind. It’s roses crushed under heavy snow.

The Story:: Your Days are Numbered

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word count: 100

“Why would you say someone could come cut down trees?” Derek’s stomping vibrated the house.

“I’m tired of you telling at me.” Ali yelled.

“Well, if you’d quit doing stupid stuff, I could quit yelling.”

“You’re not perfect either.” Ali had lived under his tyranny for over thirty-eight years, crushed under the cold weight of his scorn and disrespect. She desperately wanted out. “You do stupid stuff too.”

“Sure, I can. How ‘bout this. For every stupid thing you do, I deduct a thousand dollars from your daughter’s inheritance.” He slammed his fist on the desk. “Your days are numbered.”

Reading Birds pic

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

2 thoughts on “Your days are Numbered | Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. Dear Ronda,

    Physical abuse isn’t the only kind of domestic violence, is it? Yelling and disrespect can be just as devastating as a beating. The scars aren’t as visible. Well done.



    PS to a happier stories this week. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Well I wasn’t necessarily intending that story, but it’s where The roses took me and it is based on people I know, unfortunately. I really hope to have a lovely and bright story for you in the coming week! Thank you for stopping by, reading, and a commenting.



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