Friday Fictioneers – June 19 2015

Friday Fictioneers – hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – a weekly flash fiction challenge based on a photo prompt.  The following photo is the PHOTO PROMPT for Friday Fictioneers 2015 June 19.

Photo Prompt 2015 June 19

The Ballroom – So Long Ago

They rented a ballroom in a hotel in New York.  I walked in with my family, and was overwhelmed by so many people and such fancy chandeliers!  The people were hugging and all were talking at the same time!  Some said how ‘cute’ I was – and I felt even shyer than ever.

I noticed other children.  Some running around the huge room; others playing quietly.  I was surprised to find we were all related!  I had a grand time – all but forgotten – until this chandelier photo prompt reminded me of the gathering of the Pachefsky Family Circle!

19 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – June 19 2015

  1. OOPS – it still was June 19 here in Florida, USA – but I guess I missed posting this in time this week. That’s what I get for writing it at the last minute – or what I thought was the last minute – but what was really later than the last minute.
    Oh well…At least I can still read the others and comment on them. 🙂


  2. You should still be able to link up until Tuesday I think so try and do it because your flash is well worth others seeing. Was this a true story? If not it had such a ring of authenticity about it that I believed it. I’m doing some work on memory at the moment and getting long lost memories via a prompt whether it be smell, photo, sensation or any other number of prompts is a powerful memory that is retrieved. What a grand place for a family reunion.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Yes, it is a true story – from more than 60 years ago! And you are right about the link – I guess I was so tired, I hit the wrong blue frog, because where I went, there was a message on the right that it was closed, and no “add your link” on the left. So now I did manage to post it – but I forgot to post a thumbnail photo so I am ‘?’ – which is kind of how I feel…
      I am still learning this ‘blog’ world. Our Friday Fictioneers has me writing again, and not afraid to post. The FF and writing has awakened my brain, and many memories are now flooding in! 😍

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      1. It is a lovely place to write and to have memories flooding back is even more wonderful. Glad Friday Fictioneers have got you started. Another nice place to write is the 99 word flash fiction at Carrot Ranch.
        Glad you managed to link up. It is a continuous learning process that takes time to never master fully but to feel happy about it most of the time. Just have fun. 🙂

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    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Thank you for reading it – I found the correct froggy to link it – next week I may even be able to remember to put an image in the thumbnail.

      I cannot thank you enough for hosting this group. My life and my brain have expanded since I joined Friday Fictioneers!

      Warm regards,


    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I’m glad you liked it. Luckily I can now enjoy this sweet memory due to the chandelier prompt!


  3. My sister sent her reply in an email, and here’s what she had to say:
    Oi such a talented sister I have!!!!
    I really like your story about the Pacefsky Family Circle. I have some memories of that event, but the one that stands out is an Uncle drinking too much (unusual for a Jew) and throwing up on the hotel floor!.
    Needless to say, I stayed away from him after that!
    favorite sis
    P. S. I also really like your poem (even with the political incorrectness.)
    Thanks, Sis – you are my favorite sister, too!


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