Time to Let Go… #FridayFictioneers

This was written as a part of FridayFictioneers. The challenge at FridayFictioneers is to write a fiction in 100 words or fewer, based on the image prompt here. Photo Credits: J Hardy Carroll. You can read some of my earlier FridayFictioneers stories – here.

Phone Booth by JHC for FridayFictioneers

Time to Let Go… (FridayFictioneers Drabble)

Word Count: 100

When he wanted to talk to her, away from the prying ears of his family, he’d walk to the railway station nearby. He’d always use the telephone booth seventh to the right of the entrance. He had done it so many times that she even knew when he’d call.

Then she suddenly stopped talking. The calls from his home went to voicemail. He waited a week, and then went to the booth. He had to know why. Just as he reached, the telephone rang. Surprised, he answered it.


“Time to let go,” she said, and then cut the call.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
28th July, 2017)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

22 thoughts on “Time to Let Go… #FridayFictioneers”

    • I love flash fiction too, not for the ending alone, but that saying a lot in less, concept. 🙂 The twist is something I like to try often, though. Thanks, Ramya.

  1. Letting go is so hard, endings are brutal. But if you love someone, truly love, letting go is the ultimate expression of that love. Thanks for making me remember this!

  2. Nice to meet you! Your story is well executed. Good thing one of them was smart enough to know it was time. And no long drawn out goodbyes! Someday he’ll thank her for that. Just not this week. ?

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