The Gatekeeper

6-11-25-ceayr-purple-doorIt was close to midnight when Jan and Rob finally cleaned the kitchen after Thanksgiving dinner with their kids and half a dozen grand-kids. They slumped over the small breakfast bar, then decided to get some sleep.

When Rob finally opened his eyes a bit he realized the sun was shining, he would be late. A hasty shower, then headed to the kitchen. He started the coffee maker and toasted a couple pieces of bread – butter and jelly will do.

When Ron reached the shop no one was waiting in line. Ron relaxed a bit then unlocked the chain.


Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields challenges writers, or wannabe writers to create a 100 word story based on a photo prompt each week.
Here’s another entry in Friday Fictioneers Nov 23, 2016
Thanks © CEayr for the photo above.

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About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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6 Responses to The Gatekeeper

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Is there menace lurking just beyond the end of your story? Or is he lucky?

  2. Dear Mike,

    A timely story. I’m just glad he didn’t open at 5:00PM on Thanksgiving. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  3. gahlearner says:

    I can just feel the urgency and rush to get there in time after waking up and realizing that he’s late. Lovely story.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Doesn’t seem like Thanksgiving was much of a holiday for him! Nicely done.

  5. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Oh we all know that feeling of waking up late an rushing to get to work.

  6. I guess with your own business you can’t afford to lose profits. Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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