Friday Fictioneers: Remember, Reconnect (2015.01.30)

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the prompt, and Ted Strutz for the photo.

This is not my best work, I admit.  But I do have a past.  I am human. …Stop looking at me like that…

“Remember, Reconnect”
99 words

Copyright — Ted Strutz

My father, I barely knew.  He’d divorced and remarried before my first memories had formed.  But I remember that one time we visited a small seasonal dwelling.

The place had no power.  A generator was used for pumping water, in case anyone used the bathroom.  The place did, oddly have electrical outlets despite being disconnected from the world.  I don’t remember sleeping there.

I fell out of contact with Dad some years ago.  Part of aging in “nowheresville.”  Electronic outlets and emotional switches, I miss life.  I want to remember.  I want to reconnect.  But do I miss him?


All participation is welcome.  The goal is to write a three-part story in 100 words or less.  You’re also encouraged to “think outside of the box.”

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15 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Remember, Reconnect (2015.01.30)

  1. This is quite a personal, reflective piece, Adam. It seems to me the heart of it is in whether or not you miss him. No matter what, the memories are there and have stayed with you. What a memory…a place with no power. It’s quite startling actually.


    1. I was at a loss for the right word, besides ‘cabin’ to describe the place.  It’s by a lake to go fishing, etc.  No one stays there to live there.  Just as no one should endlessly dwell on the past…


  2. Love the poignancy of “emotional switches.” Your emotion connects. Bit of a squirm at “tangible memories,” though.


  3. Love the metaphor. You say you shouldn’t dwell on the past but is it the past that makes our identity. What comes first memoir or identity…. Great flash Adam. What to call the hut possibly depends on what country you live. In NZ it would be a batch, in Australia most likely shack, possibly a hut somewhere else.

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  4. I like the reconnect – connect theme. Being disconnected to your dad and childhood memories, and wanting to reconnect, fits the description of the old dwelling well. The problem of whether or not to want to reconnect with your dad is evidently troubling you right now.


    1. Troubling?  No.  I haven’t seen him in ages, and things settled without him.  I don’t like that I haven’t seen him for so long, but…it’s in the writing that the envelope is pushed a little to get some feelings out.  Maybe I should re-add the fiction tag…

      Thanks for your input.

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