Friday Fictioneers: Healer

This is my first ever entry in the Friday Fictioneers weekly writing challenge. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields leads the group, and this week Danny Bowman provides the muse. I know my regular readers will find it difficult to recover from stunned shock that I could write anything in less than 1 million words. πŸ˜‰

Copyright Danny Bowman

100 Words

Today of all days! Catherine thought, bitterly.

Her breath came and went in wheezes halfway up the steep slope. Hot tears fighting for release stung her eyes. The phone call had been brief. As soon as she’d heard what happened she knew she would go. The fallen climber could not know what this day meant to her.

Pushing the memories of Brock’s broken body aside, she moved forward through the crowd. The unconscious man moaned.

“Let’s do this,” she said. Handing Reggie her medical bag, Catherine gave the stranger what no one could give her son: Life after a fall.

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52 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Healer

  1. First things first, welcome to FF πŸ™‚ Its a lot of fun writing here, and we’re all glad you joined in. Now- This is beautifully written! Lovely and tragic…yet inspiring some sort of relief for the lady in that she could help someone the way she could never help her own son. Well done!


  2. Dear JF,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! You may find, as many of us have, that once you start it’s nearly impossible to stop.

    It has been a wonderful exercise in word conservation.

    I’d say, from the looks of your first story, you understand the concept well. You packed a lot of back-story into a well written mini novel. I look forward to reading more of your work.




    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, Rochelle! I have enjoyed reading the other entries and getting feedback. I’m looking forward to next week’s prompt!

      Take care!


  3. Welcome to the party. The last line of this story rounds everything out nicely and gives us answers to many of the questions the rest raises. A fantastic first attempt, I hope you’ll be back for more!


  4. Welcome to the Fictioneers! You came in with an excellent story with just the little twist at the end. I think her son would appreciate that she was giving life and it will be part of her healing. See you next week.



      1. The best stories are always a mixture of the two. Sometimes the sunshine wins, but sometimes the shadow wins. It’s the constant tug-of-war between the two sides that makes a story interesting. That’s my take on it anyway.


  5. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! What a wonderful story, and a unique interpretation of the photo prompt.

    I smiled at the comment you made about your readers’ expected reaction. Brevity is difficult to achieve…but you did it well!


      1. I suspect we can all empathize with how hard it is to first put your writing on public display. I’ve always found FF to be very encouraging. It’s probably all the positive feedback that makes it so addictive.


    1. Thanks, Guapo! Dawn over at Tales from the Motherland gave me the idea to have a twist. She’s good at those short clips that zing you at the end. πŸ™‚ Now if your sense of humor would just rub off on me a bit! lol


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