Daily Archives: January 18, 2013

Friday Fictioneers: The Visitors

I’m just under the wire this week for Friday Fictioneers! Rochelle gave us an interesting photo prompt for this week’s 100(ish) word stories – I tried to use all or most of the items in it in one way or another. Let me know what you think, please!

006The Visitors

I was under the table coloring the funny pages that December afternoon in 1938 when Papa got the letter. “Ruth, Sol, the children! They’re all coming!”

Mama called from the kitchen. “Ruth? Coming here, finally? When?”

“The boat should dock, wait, where’s the calendar, next Tuesday! I’ll close the store, meet them, make them see sense and stay…”

I had never seen my aunt and uncle and cousins until Papa whirled them into our apartment. Aunt Ruth dived into her bags and came out with a big bundle, unwrapping it carefully.

Papa’s jaw dropped. “Ruth! Grandmama’s menorah! But…you said, just a visit…”

Aunt Ruth gave him a grim smile. “Well, we’re not going back.”