Friday Fictioneers: 03/15/19

This is the weekly photo for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers Challenge. Photo Credit is to Anshu Bhojnagarwala.

Evelyn’s family were immigrants to the US. It took the family six years, and their efforts to move mountains just to obtain passports.

Once they successfully made it, no thanks to the overlooked harassment at the border, they searched for funding to open a store.

Minority grants and immigrant funds were obtained, and the small town of Transford gained another business.

Less than two years post established, Evelyn caught meningitis. She hadn’t the immunizations and immune system to fight it off.

Her family couldn’t afford a plot, let alone a headstone. In her memory, they planted some of her favorite flowers in an old piano.

(103 words)

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  11 comments for “Friday Fictioneers: 03/15/19

  1. 03/18/2019 at 3:57 AM

    Poor family. Such a tragedy to go through so much to start a new life and have it cut short like that. Life can be cruel sometimes. Well told.

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  2. 03/17/2019 at 4:52 PM

    Well written, Nova.

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  3. 03/17/2019 at 10:30 AM

    Sad, but a lovely tale.

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  4. 03/15/2019 at 7:48 AM

    They so nearly achieved what the dreamed of. What a sorrowful tale

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  5. 03/15/2019 at 3:23 AM

    Evelyn certainly had a hard life. At least she managed to move out of her country and into the US.

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    • 03/15/2019 at 7:55 AM

      Yes indeed. She lived plenty in just a short few years.


  6. 03/14/2019 at 2:51 PM

    Ah, sad ending! Good take on the photo prompt.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  7. 03/14/2019 at 9:33 AM

    A tragic ending, yet I wonder if her family went on to make her sacrifice worth it all.

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  8. 03/14/2019 at 7:40 AM

    Unfortunetly the fate of so many of the early immigrants, some of them my own relatives. Very nicely done.

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    • 03/14/2019 at 7:51 AM

      Thank you! It is unfortunate. This has been happening since before Christopher Columbus. The Germans came over and diseases killed many Native Americans, thus CC thought this “unsettled new land”.

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