Light from the bathroom invited her to come toward it.  She pulled back and walked to the living room.   Not yet, she thought.  It’s not time yet.

She wandered through the kitchen and dining room looking for more.  Then upstairs to the bedrooms.  No, all was well there.

Carefully stepping down the stairs she listened but heard nothing.  Silently opening the garage door, she saw that the car was gone and the garage door shut.

There was one more place to look.  The backyard.

All was clear.

Finally …a shower with no interruptions!  A mother’s dream.

photo credit Rochelle Wysoff-Fields

Rochelle hosts Friday Fictioneers as well as this week’s photo prompt.

You can read more 100 word fiction by clicking the link.


About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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14 Responses to Alone

  1. Absolutely brilliant! Not the ending I was expecting.

    Click to read my story


  2. pennygadd51 says:

    How pleasant to have a gentle smile after the build up of suspense rather than a dark ending!


  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, I can empathise with this scenario! 🙂

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  4. Laurie Bell says:

    Hahahaha i love this! The moment of peace. I hope she gets her full shower!

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  5. Dahlia says:

    The things a mother has to do to visit the loo! 😀

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  6. LB says:

    Your always manage to grab us and keep us reading

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  7. That made me laugh! Thank you.

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  8. Dear Ruth,

    Love the misdirect. What mother among us can’t relate to this? Nicely done.




  9. What misdirection. What simple fun you’ve had with us, retired Ruth. A little dance with your reader, as some in the know say you must do!!

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  10. Sue Sanders says:

    So fun and funny!!! LOL

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  11. Loved the build-up to the reveal. I thought she was looking for a danger of some kind.

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  12. Moon says:

    This was such a fun story , Ruth with a Happy surprise at the end . Lovely!

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