#FridayFictioneers – One Man’s Trash


Harry hopped down from his perch on the large green rumbling garbage truck before the squealing pads clamped down on the large rotors could force the massive vehicle to a standstill.

“Look at this Donny! Can you believe someone would throw that out?”

“As a matter of fact, I can,” Donny said. “Looks like trash to me.”

“Not to me! This will go perfect over the couch. Once it’s cleaned up that is.”

“You always do this Harry. Just toss the thing. You may be a hoarder, ya know?”

“Naw. Just help me get it in the cab, will ya?”

WC: 100

I have been a little MIA the past few weeks. With everything going on, you could say that my patterns got off. I haven’t been writing for the past couple weeks for one reason or another. I could make excuses but when I get right down to it, it’s just me not putting in the work. It’s not the first time, probably won’t be the last either.

Anyway, it feels good to be writing again. When I saw the photo prompt Wednesday, I knew right away what I wanted to write. It’s a bit of a shame it took me ’til Sunday to do it, but at least it is done. I hope you enjoy my little 100 word story. See you next week!

#FridayFictioneers is a weekly blog link up hosted by Rochelle over at RochelleWisoff.com, where our gracious host challenges us to fathom a story based on that weeks photo prompt in just 100 words. Thanks Rochelle! You should totally check it out and perhaps try your hand at your very own 100 word story!

18 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers – One Man’s Trash

    1. Thanks Fatima! I enjoy the connection with other writers as well, and that’s one thing that has slowed my writing/posting down since I’ve been off the wifi at home saving bandwidth for forced home school people in my home who really need it. I’m hoping that changes soon though.


    1. Thanks Iain! It’s great to be back. I’m well, just haven’t had my normal internet usage lately, so sometimes it’s hard to post. Hope you and yours are also doing well.

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  1. Dear Russell,

    Sometimes I think I might be a hoarder. As I’m going through things to toss, I find myself traveling down memory lane instead. Or saying to myself, “This might come in handy.” Mind you I haven’t had a need for the item in close to 15 years. ‘

    I understand about being thrown off. It’s happening all over. What day is this again? At any rate, I enjoyed and related to your story. Glad you’re back.




    1. Thanks Rochelle! I do the same thing, even when trying to embrace a minimalist lifestyle. There’s parts of me that want to get rid of everything I don’t need at this very moment, and other points that know beyond a shadow of a doubt that as soon as I toss something out, I’ll need it. It is such a conundrum. Hope you are doing well during these messed up times. Have a great week!

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  2. Perks. Trash collectors don’t need second-hand stores or yard sales.

    I know how you feel. I keep reading that now’s the time to get your writing done, but I’m having a hard time finding inspiration and motivation. Maybe it’s the elevation. … Nope. I took it too far.

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    1. Thanks!

      This can definitely be a tough time to really feel motivated. One thing that puts me off a bit is not having dependable internet to use at home right now, so I’m not reading around as much as I’d like. I try to read as many of the Friday Fictioneers post as possible every week and that’s not really a realistic goal right now, so I half hate to post my own. Does that make sense?

      Oh well, hopefully this is past soon and we’ll be back to normal. Good luck out there!


  3. It’s been some time since I’ve been a part of Friday Fictioneers. Indeed, I totally relate to losing your blogging rhythm. I had a break for quite awhile there, but I was deeply embroiled with researching Australian soldiers serving in France during WWI. It was all consuming. However, what with being in lockdown at home, I decided to get back into blogging to pick up on the social networks I have here. I have a lot of very close friends I’ve never met here.
    Many would accuse us of being hoarders. My husband grew up on a farm and you couldn’t just rush out and buy everything new. You had to fix it. He also works in IT and has a stash of bits and pieces. However, that doesn’t explain all of it. There’s a lot of sentimental attachment, along with opportune finds. Oops. It looks like I’m really dobbing myself in here. Even if I’m not a hoarder, I’m hardly a minimalist!
    Best wishes,

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    1. Thanks Rowena! There’s nothing wrong with valuing the stuff you have. We too live a little ways from town, so I’m hesitant to throw things out. You never know when that “whatever it is” will come in handy you know.

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