He ducked under the blade, but the man crashed into him and they toppled over the barrier and then they were falling towards the lights below.


‘Are you breaking up with me?’ She could feel the tears forming.

‘You’ve got the wrong idea.’ Sitting under the magnificent glass ceiling in the opulent ballroom, now was the time to surprise her.

She saw the ring in his hand. For a split second she was happier than she had ever been.


They hit the glass together and fell into the ballroom. He landed on a woman, crushing her. She probably saved his life. He didn’t have time to thank her for her sacrifice.

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

73 responses to “SHATTERED DREAMS”

  1. Makes me want to go through all of the James Bond movies and do a body count. How many have had such bliss denied them because of 007? You put together an exciting yet also tragic Bond incident this week, Iain. I enjoyed it.

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  2. Whipping out the heartbreak in so few words! Very nice.
    I was under the weather earlier this week (not the C👾vid, don’t worry), but I’m much improved now.
    I’ve been scheduling debut author interviews at Operation Awesome. If you know one, please tell them to reach out to me.
    Over at the a-to-z challenge, plans are hatching for April 2022, including a big event this month (starts Feb 4).
    Plus, WEP has the “All You Need is Love” flash fiction challenge on February 16 – 18.
    Quote for February: “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” -John Bunyan

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