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For Safe Keeping (Friday Fictioneers)

November 30, 2017

PHOTO PROMPT © What’s His Name


The sound of swearing exploded like a cacophony of birds escaping a snapping crocodile. It had been years since we’d been down the hill behind the old holiday house. My sister climbed out of the bushes and yanked her foot free from the clinging roots. I stifled a laugh. “Be careful.”

Her glare nearly set fire to my sweater. “Is it there?” she spat.

I hadn’t looked. I turned and climbed gingerly into the crumbling outhouse. “The toilet is.”

She laughed… “It would survive the apocalypse.”

I spied the dented, faded blue tin. “It’s here.”


And so were Pop’s medals.


This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

word count: 100

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  1. A good bit of secure storage!

  2. Dear Laurie,

    A good place for safe keeping. Not many would go looking in a toilet. 😉 Or would they? Good one.



  3. Dale permalink

    Loved the descriptions and the dialogue. Great hiding place, for sure…

    • Thanks Dale. The thing you think are secure as kids rarely are… but sometimes. Who goes into a gross toilet?

      • Dale permalink

        Only kids… and maybe people beyond desperate. .😁

  4. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover permalink

    Nicely done I could picture the sisters pickering as they slogged through the forest.

  5. Intriguing story.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  6. Good hiding hole. Presumably they were safe from flushing. Good one.

  7. The blue tin was there and so the medals – Thank goodness! Just Great!

  8. All was not lost then.

  9. Lovely read on this fun take.

  10. Yay! A happy ending. Nice take on the prompt, Laurie.

  11. I only knew you could hide guns in the toilet… but medals… why not.

  12. Great hiding place–good take on this prompt, which has generated a lot of fun. Yours had a little different flavor.

  13. I like the way you build to the reveal, letting us know a little bit at a time that they were searching, they were searching for a tin, ah! they were searching for Pop’s medals. That’s pretty hard to achieve in 100 words. Kudos!

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