Timothy’s Savior

Posted: July 5, 2017 in Friday Fictioneers
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Well, isn’t this desk a fine mess? It almost makes me feel like cleaning mine – almost. Instead, I wrote this 100-word story about it. Thanks, Rochelle, for posting yet another picture to make the Friday Fictioneer clan put fingertips to keyboards.

PHOTO PROMPT © Claire Sheldon

Tick-tock, tick-tock.
Timothy ripped the clock from the wall, pulled the plug on the refrigerator, threw his computer out the window just to quiet its hum. No sound should remind him of his old life. Still, his heart pounded so violently, blood rushed in his ears – like the echo of ocean waves caught inside a nautilus shell. That’s what Angie would have said. But Angie, his heart of hearts was gone. Absolutely nothing mattered.
“Daddy?”
Timothy turned from the window. And there, standing with her stuffed penguin clutched in one hand was little Beatrice. He knelt and opened his arms.

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  1. James says:

    Angie may be gone, but for the sake of little Beatrice, Timothy needs to go on. She’ll need her Daddy more than ever now.

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  2. Thanks for relaxing the tension at the end. You had my heart racing over throwing a computer. What’s with men and throwing things? Idiots.
    Happy Friday,
    Tracey

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Beatrice will be his savings as much as he’ll be here. Nicely done.

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  4. Dale says:

    Nothing like a sweet little child to bring you back to what’s still important.
    Loved this…

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  5. Really loved the end… when you break up like that it takes small hands to get you calm… I think future starts from the bottom.

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  6. granonine says:

    Aw, so sad. Well written.

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  7. michael1148humphris says:

    Such pain at loosing Angie, you illustrated it so well. Thank heavens he understands his daughters need.

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  8. Dear Lish,

    I suspect Timothy will be in the market or a new keyboard, not to mention a trip to the grocery to replace the spoiled food. He definitely has something to live for. Wonderful story.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  9. plaridel says:

    i think it’s the sound of angie’s voice that will keep him in line. well done.

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  10. What a heart-wrenching way to start my day. Brilliant as usual Alicia.

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  11. wmqcolby says:

    Wow, Alicia! That’s really sad. Lots of emotion expressed. I like the way the character dealt with the situation, really got my attention. Then, the little girl comes in and it all comes out. Bravo!

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    • Thank you. I’m one of those people that used to break things, slam doors, hoot and holler when I was angry. I’m either smarter now or two old to hurl things across the room. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

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  12. Sandra says:

    A reason to go on… he only needed reminding. A lovely tale, Alicia.

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  13. draliman says:

    A reason to live 🙂

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  14. L.E.R.T says:

    The little ones keep you sane when the whole world’s crumbling. This was very well written. Cheers, Varad

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  15. rgayer55 says:

    I don’t always throw things, but when I do I have a Dos Equis afterward.
    Stay thirsty, my friend.

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  16. That is just so moving, Alicia. I’m so glad that he has someone left who’s worth living for. You painted a picture of his anguish so well, as he destroyed all those reminders, apart from little Beatrice, of course.

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  17. Adam Ickes says:

    I spent the entire story thinking “he could have just turned the computer off instead of throwing it out the window.” Then the little girl showed up and melted my heart. In my experience, being the father of a little girl is the greatest thing in the world.

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  18. amiewrites74 says:

    The love of little Beatrice will see him through the hard times. Sad and beautiful story.

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  19. gahlearner says:

    I was pleasantly surprised by the gentle and lovely ending (being a fan of your dark stories). Powerful writing and a great reminder that life goes on.

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  20. Laurie Bell says:

    Oh gosh! Great description of heartache. The little voice in the dark.

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  21. Patrick Prinsloo says:

    Great that he has this consolation. Nicely done.

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  22. It seems as though someone mattered very much. Good writing, Alicia. I almost winced when you wrote he threw his computer out the window. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  23. The intensity Timothy was feeling is palpable. I could picture Beatrice with her little penguin. Sad …
    Izzy 😎

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  24. Sarah Ann says:

    Thank heaven for Beatrice. This has such a sombre mood, completely turned when she showed up. So well done.

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  25. Liz Young says:

    Aaah! Lovely ending. I’d stay for Beatrice too.

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