Friday Fictioneers: Easy Fix (2015.01.23)

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the prompt, and Georgia Koch for the photo.

I managed to work three prompts into one.  Easily.  Maybe I am a writer after all.  Or maybe I’m just lucky that FF is simple, and I had a bunch of prompt posts in my eye to inspire me.  Yeah, I’d go with lucky.  Even The Daily Post title fit with this!  After I wrote it!  Luck, I tell ’ya.  Okay, so it’s missing ‘and’ in the last sentence.

“Easy Fix”
Genre: Fiction
100 words

Copyright — Georgia Koch

Clocks aren’t supposed to stand still like that.  Dead—his grandfather clock, passed down long ago.

Broken like his boat that sat in need of repair, seemingly forever.  Broken like his nose or the wine glass he threw.  He was impatient; his marriage was scattered like a puzzle with pieces faded and unrecognizable.  He pictured himself a court jester, how much of a bad joke his life became, enough he was in awe, staring at the clock.  But he knew it—he wasn’t funny.

He decided to fix the boat—“relatively easy.”  Besides his marriage, he knew all was right with the world.


All participation is welcome.  The goal is to write a three-part story in a hundred words or less.  You’re also encouraged to “think outside of the box.”

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13 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Easy Fix (2015.01.23)

  1. Marriages aren’t quite so easy to fix, I believe, especially if there have been broken noses and shattered wine glasses. I like how you’ve woven so much into your story, without losing its unity of theme. Nice.


    1. The broken nose part was more of the late-night bar-fighting, avoiding the wife.

      Yes, marriages can be hard to repair.

      I somehow made this story timeless enough so it’d fit with the photo of an old boat.

      Thanks for your input. 🙂


  2. I love the similarities drawn between the broken clock,boat, nose and wine glass – and between his marriage and the broken pieces of a puzzle. That the character saw his marriage as somethig unfixable is poignant, although I don’t think he is totally sunk in despair as he knows that all is right with the rest of the world. But I suppose that could also be read the opposite way – that his marriage was his world, so the state of everything esle was immaterial. Clever story.


  3. As I read this, I couldn’t help but think of Robin Williams. He was a jester to us all, but in his personal life many things were broken, leading to depression and his ultimate self-destruction. Sounds like this guy has a plan for the future. That’s a good start.


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