Consequences – Friday Fictioneers

Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. 

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 – Bjorn Rudberg

– Consequences –

Iwata-san stood on his veranda, gazing towards the horizon. Such a beautiful sight was lost on the young man. He was consumed with anger.

All he could see was the ramshackle tin and timber building behind him. Even with his back turned to the monstrosity – as he called it in meetings with his lawyer – it was there, overshadowing everything.

He cursed his father for having a mistress. For dying and leaving a will. For stipulating that his son could inherit all his land as long as Shimuzu-san could remain in her hut until her dying day.

Which would have been just about acceptable, if she hadn’t been younger than Iwata-san himself…


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34 thoughts on “Consequences – Friday Fictioneers

  1. He’ll certainly die before her if he doesn’t let go of all that rage. He seems a bit too materialistic for his own good. It’s just a house after all. His father could have left everything to the mistress and then where would he be?

    1. A very, very good point! I do wonder where this story came from – I am enjoying ‘travelling light’ at the moment, so it doesn’t reflect on my own grasping at material things, because I’m not in that mind-set these days (once, I was, when I was younger and more foolish). Hmm.. perhaps I have answered my own question! Thank you, Adam.

  2. There’s so much in here, Freya, but I, too, think he should be counting his blessings and enjoying the view. As for wondering where the story came from, I think FF is living proof that imagination, not real life, is often afoot in the writing world. If not, we’re in deep doo-doo!!


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