Friday Fictioneers – Writer’s Block

ff040614‘Jack, honey, the men are here about the car.’

Jack’s eyes glanced away from his flickering computer screen towards the study door. Losing the car was a problem, one more headache he could have done without.

It had been nearly six years since one of Jack’s stories made it into print. He desperately needed some luck to fall his way; all he asked for was a solitary, fleeting moment of inspiration; one break so Sue and the kids wouldn’t need to worry about repo men again

Jack’s bloodshot stare returned to the screen. His palms were sweating, heart racing.

An Ace on the flop and all their problems would be over.


These words form my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge.

20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Writer’s Block

  1. Caerlynn Nash

    Wow! Great story. Gambling has been the downfall of a lot of talented, well-meaning people. It’s a shame!

  2. dmmacilroy

    Dear Paul,

    Bloody marvelous ending to a very good and, sadly, too true to life story about the side effects of writing, or not, so to speak. Excellent work.



  3. artfullyadelie

    I’ve heard stories like this occurring in “real life,” but that didn’t make this any less of an engaging and tragic piece. If only dreaming could be a source of income! I hope he gets his act together! Well told!


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