Payback – Friday Fictioneers

Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. I’ve been away from this great community for a couple of weeks – life is busy, and I decided sleep had to take priority!

Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!


Copyright – Randy Mazie

– Payback –

I pass the buildings every day, the ones where owners have succumbed to repossession.

When I say ‘repossession’ it isn’t the kind that springs to mind for most.

Round here though, things are a bit different. It’s not about the money.

The settlement was built on acres of wilderness.

If you press your ears to the boarded-up windows you can still hear the owners gasping their last breath, choking.

Or maybe that’s my imagination running amok, much like the creepers, vines and weeds.

Mother Nature is taking back what is rightfully – and once was – hers.

Good on her.


Click on the blue froggy below to read others’ offerings!

32 thoughts on “Payback – Friday Fictioneers

  1. You have to take an afternoon (I once read it twice in one day on a particularly long bus ride) and read “Lullaby” by Chuck Palahniuk. You will pee your pants. Maybe pick up some adult undergarments first, darling. Just sayin’.

  2. Dear Freya,

    Imaginative and well-layered story in 100 words. Perhaps if we were better stewards Mother Nature wouldn’t feel the need to take it all back. 😉 Good one.



  3. Freya…
    Fantastic symbolism here .
    Thank you so much for visiting and contributing to Friday Flash 55
    You certainly have it going on as a writer.
    Thanks for sharing your great talent, and have a Kick Ass Week!!

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