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.


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.



  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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