10/12/2014

CHOICES - a 100-word story

CHOICES                                                           
                                                                
“Marry me, Hanna,” Yakob begged daily, “And we will make many beautiful babies.”
Yakob had dark, expressive eyes, but he was only a fisherman, whose hut crouched on the beach with its roof weighted by rocks. Aaron was ugly, but he would inherit his family’s bar.
“Build me a house first,” Hanna said, “And I’ll think about it.”
Then a storm spread Yakob’s hut all along the beach, and Hanna searched frantically through the debris until she found him.

Now their daughters take tourists on fishing trips and their sons run a beach bar where Yakob’s hut once stood. 
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Thanks again to http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ for the photo that prompted this story.
Follow the blue frog link on her blog to read many other interpretations of the image.
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Our Tenerife apartment is for sale - click on the page on the right to look at the photographs. We plan to return to England before our grandchildren are too much older!

20 comments:

  1. Yep, sometimes a tragedy can solve the problem.

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    1. Or at least make the choice for you.

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  2. Sounds like destiny was inevitable.

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    1. I agree with you, Susan - love conquers all!

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  3. Dear Liz,

    I'm glad that Hannah chose love over money. A unique take on the prompt. Nicely done with a happy ending to boot.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Of course she chose love - I'm a romantic to the backbone! And of course she was a practical woman so her family prospered.

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  4. Oh, what a delightfully upbeat and well written take on the prompt!

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  5. I think sometimes you have use the sensibility instead of the sense... pride and prejudice is rarely the right guide-

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    1. Very deep comment Bjorn - thanks for becoming a regular!

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  6. I'm always happy when love wins! Nice story Lizy.

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    1. Thanks Dawn - sometimes there's a happy ending!

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  7. I do like stories with happy endings. Thanks for the smile!

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    1. Thanks Linda - another regular and it does my confidence good to see you! Happy Christmas.

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  8. Another lovely story. Are you doing anything with these? Gathering them together into a publication?

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    1. I am considering it, Ros, but I'd have to find different photos as all the prompts are copyrighted. It's definitely on my "might do" list!

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  9. I'm so glad she found him after the storm. That was a close call. I like how you've developed this story of true love and I like the ending. Lovely.

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  10. Thanks Margirene. I imagined Hanna taking him home and nursing him better as she realised how nearly she'd lost him.

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  11. True love should always win through. A little bit of a nudge in the right direction can only help.

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