The Best Days of his Life – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers as brought to you by Madison Woods is up and running. This week’s photo is courtesy of Piya Singh (Bittercharm).

Please feel free to critique my story its my first attempt at a 100 word story based on a given image.


Photo by Piya Singh (Bittercharm)


Hidden away from the outside world, known to only a handful of people. This place represented his shelter, the one place where the bullying, the abuse and the pain did not hurt him.

For twenty years he would spend lonely days and dark nights here isolated but protected. Here he was inspired and anything was possible. He was content with the simplicity of his surroundings and the comfort of not being found. He never wanted to leave.

This is where the man shunned by the world because he was “different” took his life with a shotgun. Now he could stay forever in the peace of the place he called home and enjoyed the best days of his life.



Monday September 10, 2012

World Suicide Prevention Day

Promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

Please join me on Monday and speak out about suicide.

Let’s all work to save lives!

21 comments on “The Best Days of his Life – Friday Fictioneers

  1. It sounds like this one was inspired by Red’s story even though it went in the opposite direction. Is that true?

    The writing here is in good shape. I wouldn’t say that I “like” it per se because the ending is so bleak, but I do like that you tied it in well with the message about World Suicide Prevention Day.


  2. You did a wonderful job of making us feel his pain and also his peace in that spot. I’m sorry he had to choose this way to escape permanently, but a very good tie-in to Suicide Prevention Day. Welcome and I look forward to more stories from you.


  3. Pingback: A Short Story « Brandon Bored

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