Frozen Flower

Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and her Friday Fictioneer Challenge. To read more stories entered for this challenge just click on the blue character at the bottom of this post.


My entry starts after the photo.

flowers with Ice-Janet Webb (2)
PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright Janet Webb

Word Count = 100

The lack of children’s merry voices was haunting. It is not because they have not tried. Both David and Sara were under intense pressure. The name must survive. It was his sworn duty to continue his lineage. He would not let his family down.

It could not be done by a stranger. His brother Jack had volunteered. His mission was to be beget a child for them.

“She’s beautiful,” gushed Sara. Jack, looking down on the lovely thing he had created replied, “She looks just like her father. Do you think David will ever be able to find us.”







16 thoughts on “Frozen Flower

  1. Margaret December 10, 2014 / 2:18 am

    Love will win in the end. That’s what it’s all about. I hope they’re happy together.


  2. storydivamg December 5, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    Oops . . . Well, that gene pool should be getting stronger now. Let’s just hope the daughter grows into a “modern woman” willing to keep her last name regardless of whom she marries.


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  3. aliciajamtaas December 4, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    Yes! It is confusing. Inn a very good way. I thank my lucky stars that my parents never, ever insisted on grandchildren


  4. siobhanmcnamara December 4, 2014 / 8:37 am

    Ah, the consequences of putting people under pressure to keep up the family name.
    Love the ending


    • Danny James December 4, 2014 / 11:03 am

      In this case I had the ending and had to work my way back.



  5. rochellewisoff December 4, 2014 / 6:27 am

    Dear Danny,

    Oops. Something went terribly wrong for David and Sarah. Obviously it was his issue not hers. Nicely done.




    • Danny James December 4, 2014 / 11:05 am

      Thanks for commenting. I know you must be very busy reading all the responses. Some good writers out there!



  6. dmmacilroy December 4, 2014 / 6:27 am

    Dear Danny,

    This was a great story with a wonderful (for some) ending. I loved it.




    • Danny James December 4, 2014 / 11:06 am

      Thanks Doug! Your take was great for this challenge.



  7. draliman December 4, 2014 / 4:34 am

    A tricky situation from start to finish.


  8. loisajay December 3, 2014 / 10:20 pm

    Ugh!! That sleazeball brother!!! Or wait a minute…..could be Sara..


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