Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers Challenge. Louise, with The Storyteller’s Abode, has provided our prompt photo this week. Thank you Louise. The challenge gives us a photo prompt and approximately 150 words with which we write our stories. It’s fun and addicting and all are welcome to participate. For more information, click here.


Molly’s husband, Troy, walked over to her and said, “penny for your thoughts.”

“I was just playing my favorite daydream in my head.  You know, the one with our children laughing and playing in the yard while we enjoy watching them.”

He slid his hands around her waist and pulled her close to him. “I’m so sorry the adoption of the two little girls fell through,” he said with pain in his voice.

“We have this big, beautiful house and it feels so empty without children,” she said.

The loud ring of the telephone made them both jump. Troy answered it,  spoke for a few minutes, then hung up.

“My dearest Molly, you and I will have our little family,” he said as he danced with her around the room.

The adoption agency had three little children that needed a home where they could stay together and not be separated.

Words (150)

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved




22 thoughts on “CHILDREN

  1. Wonderful story Jessie! Such a happy ending that they are getting three children! (I thought you might want to know that you have a typo in the last paragraph). Thank you for participating in FFfAW Challenge!


  2. Thank you. Yes, it is really awful how some children are treated , at their own home, foster home and even sometimes after being adopted. Strange how it works out sometimes….someone wants them and are unable to have them and then, someone who can have them ..does ens up mistreating them!

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    • Thank you! I think it’s wonderful to have adoptions…it benefits the children and the parents. I also believe it keeps people from just abandoning their children when they can not take care of them.


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