It was terrifying.  For the first time in her life, she was alone.  She had worked through the sadness, the grief, as best as she could.  It was time to move away and try to start over.  

She didn’t have many years left. Her children were not happy with the decision.  Her grandchildren thought it was a great idea.  

“Live it up, Grandma!  Have some adventures!”  they said. 

As she walked through the narrow avenue, she vowed not to look back. It had been a great life but it was time for change. Adventures would be good, or just happiness.



Thanks to Rochelle Wysoff-Fields for the photo prompt this week for Friday Fictioneers.

Stories of 100 words.




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30 Responses to Seeking

  1. Happiness can be so hard to find, and I am glad this Grandmother is still trying.

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  2. I’m over 50 and my big adventure is one filled with hour upon hour of love and laughter mixed with a bit of lunacy. My beautiful baby girl (: became a teenager just weeks ago and my beautiful little goddaughter will be three in December. It’s obvious where the love and laughter come from. What’s the origin of the lunacy? The two year old lives with me. Oh, did I mention that I’m 53? LOL


  3. amiewrites74 says:

    Loved this! I hope she has many great adventures 🙂


  4. A compelling read! You drew me right in.


  5. Liz Young says:

    Let’s hear it for grandmothers!!


  6. Michael Wynn says:

    Great decision Granny, get out there and discover stuff


  7. Dale says:

    I say, go Granny! It is finally HER turn! (That’s how I felt last September in Tuscany…)


  8. Sometimes adventures can be happy. Let’s hoping letting her hair down allows her to be.

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  9. James says:

    Here’s hoping her adventure is a happy one.

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  10. jellico84 says:

    Good capture, and I’m sure it’s a decision that she will never regret. We only live in this world once, so we might as well enjoy it a little, eh.

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  11. Nan Falkner says:

    Thank goodness she is striking out on her own! Well done! Nan


  12. Never too late! Good luck to her.

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  13. Good for her! Hope she gets both – adventure and happiness.

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  14. Aw… just doesn’t seem fair to be left behind. Starting again will be so difficult. I hope she finds joy. :o)


  15. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Well the consensus seems to be she’s making the write choice. Nicely written story.

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  16. Iain Kelly says:

    A fresh start late in life – good on her! 🙂

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  17. granonine says:

    Go Granny! I hope I’m that brave when the time comes.

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  18. Sometimes we just need to live our lives no matter what family and friends think.. 😉

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  19. Go for it Granny. Enjoy those golden years to the full. You’ve done your bit.

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  20. Love this brave woman.

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  21. Moon says:

    That’s an amazing story, Ruth. I applaud the heart of the adventurous grandmother and wish her a great new beginning.

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  22. Dear Ruth,

    Go Granny, Go Granny, Go Granny go! Good one.



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  23. When you’re a young parent you want to hover over your children and keep them safe. When you’re a grandma your children want hover over you and keep you safe. 😊

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