Owned (Friday Fictioneers #2 )

What an awesome idea! A picture prompt, a 100-word story every Friday that links dozens of writer bloggers! Thank you, Rochelle Wishoff-Fields!

Here’s my second attempt entitled “Owned”.

Picture prompt – Copyright: Jennifer Pendergast



I sit on my favorite bench facing the archway. Two young men pass by, engrossed in conversation. One turns and gives me a genuine smile. I smile back. Freshmen for sure. Seniors reserve a different look for me.

An old sedan pulls up. A man steps out.

“Whatcha doin’ slackin’?”

I stand up and tug at my too short skirt to hide the marks. “Five minutes, Bob!”

“I give you five minutes when the jitters come tonight. See how five minutes feel then!” He climbs back into the car and drives away.

With one last look beyond the archway, I trudge back to my dark corner.

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42 thoughts on “Owned (Friday Fictioneers #2 )

  1. Dear MM Jaye,

    Every time I try to write a story in Greek, I end up with gibberish, so congratulations to you for such stellar work. The story was harrowing and masterfully told. Well done and welcome.



    1. Thank you, Doug! I do consider myself bilingual when it comes to the written word, but every positive vote counts!

    1. It means a lot coming from a fantastic writer like you, Nicholas! Thanks! It’s been a dark week, and it shows…

  2. Hi Maria
    See what you meant about a doomed woman! Very well written,disturbing, all the more so as it happens much more than we know.

    1. Unfortunately, it does… And when you see it happening right in front of your eyes, and it’s not a woman but a girl, and you can’t do anything to help the feeling of desolation is crippling… Thanks for commenting.

  3. I have a theory, but I’m not sure I’m right, about what’s happening here. I like how well I could feel the girl’s fear and sadness, and Bib’s character was clear from just a line or two. A belated Welcome to the Fictioneers!

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