Memory Treasure – Friday Fictioneers

FF 22.11.17 Junk Room

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Memory Treasure

‘Mother, let’s clear out this junk.’

‘It’s not junk! Look, there is the mantle clock I bought in 1983, you were only seven then, that’s probably worth a lot of money now! And that tatty blanket was Sam’s favourite. Remember the chaos it caused when we lost in the town centre that day? There would have been many sleepless nights if it wasn’t for that kind-hearted lady who found it.  And those slippers are all I have left of Buster, he only peed on them a few times. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, my mother always said.’


This piece was written for the Friday Fictioneers hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Addicted to Purple. 

Each week a photo prompt is given and the challenge is write a flash fiction piece of no more than one hundred words.

Find other Friday Fictioneer stories here.

Author: Jennifer Kennedy

Mother, teacher and writer. I love all my jobs but writing holds a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy reading my short stories as much as I enjoy writing them!

28 thoughts on “Memory Treasure – Friday Fictioneers”

  1. This is the second story based on the prompt that references 1983. Is there something in the photo I missed (having written a time travel story, the year might be important)?

    True story. After my Dad died, my brother and I had to go through all of the stuff he’d kept stored for years and years. I found the old, metal oscillating fan I remembered from my childhood. Turns out when I was born (in July), Mom’s hospital room was hot. Maybe back then they didn’t have central air. Dad bought that fan for Mom’s room. That was over sixty years ago.

    It didn’t work but he still hung onto it. Of course, he hung on to everything else, too.

    1. Sounds like my dad. He hung on to everything, we’d find broken kettles and the like in the cupboard under the staits. Ha.

      I don’t know why 1983. I just plucked it out the air. Maybe it’s some kind of cosmic sign.

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