14 October 2016

Published October 12, 2016 by rochellewisoff

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PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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Genre: Hysterical Faction

Word count: 100

For a few of us, Wednesday, 12 October 2016, is not only Friday Fictioneers but also Yom Kippur, the highest of Jewish holy days. For that reason, I’ve taken the liberty of rerunning the following story from April 3, 2013. A handful of  you might remember the prompt and even have a story you want to repeat. 

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The Ashamnu  is a traditional prayer of repentance  recited on Yom Kippur, the Jewish highest of holy days or day of atonement. The word “ah-SHAM-nu” means we are guilty or we have sinned.  


             Rhoda cast furtive glances in all directions, inhaled throat-burning smoke, held it, and then exhaled, handing the joint to Marcus.

            “Don’t be so paranoid.” His bloodshot eyes glittered.

            Candles illuminated the corners of his darkened bedroom. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida blared from the stereo and patchouli incense tickled her nose.

            After they’d downed an entire bag of chips, Marcus plopped his yarmulke on his head.

            “So much for fasting. Let’s get back before they miss us.”

            Side-by-side they sneaked into the synagogue and giggled through repentance prayers.

            Every year afterward, when Rhoda dutifully attended services, she chuckled as she recalled the “High” Holiday.



Original Artwork from 1971 © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Original Artwork from 1971 © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

104 comments on “14 October 2016

  • I remember this prompt. It was the second one I did. I think I will rerun the story. It was a Raynard one, and as I am writing his book at the moment – not as easy as I first thought it would be – why not reintroduce him.

    Your story gave me a smile. Like it did her it seems. The youth of yesterday 🙂


  • Ha ha, love the play on words! This is one of those stories that’s fun and sweet to the kids, and would be horrifying to their parents! Well, maybe their parents would remember how tempting it is to rebel at that age, and how that generation wasn’t the first ones to think of it. Nice story!

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    • Dear Michael,

      I had to look up Bayeux Tapestry. Interesting connection. The sketch did get me high marks and laughs from my instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute. My brother snagged the original and is holding it hostage in North Carolina. 😉
      Thank you.




    • Dear Björn,

      I figured you’d remember this. You are among a handful still around from three years ago. 😉 I’ve really no desire to smoke weed anymore. It burned my throat and smells terrible.

      Thank you.




  • Dear Wilmena Claudette (or W.C.),

    I thought we were supposed to write FICTION? All you’ve done here is change the names to protect the not-so-innocent.

    As for fasting, I’ll have you know I just went 11 hours without eating in preparation for my annual Biometric Testing this morning. Once again, they’ve concluded that I’m two-and-a-half feet too short for my weight.

    Off to break the fast,

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    • Dear Lucky,

      What name changes? What not-so-innocent? Of course it’s fiction. Okay…perhaps not. But it’s been a long time ago.
      Perhaps they can stretch you so you can grow into your weight.


      Rhoda, I mean W.C. Wisoff-Fields (I’m having an identity crisis)


  • Oh my, Rhoda! Uhhh I mean Rochelle! I almost splurted my mouthful of wine all over my keyboard! You are such a hoot. I knew you were not just an innocent little thing…
    Love the sketch!

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  • Querida Rochelle,
    First – I have to LOLOL … sooo funny and perfect.
    The things we do in our youth. 😄
    I love Rhoda. She’s demurely cool. LOL I can’t belive how much this has made me laugh.
    I suppose it’s because you were so honest to reveal it in your response to AL.
    I swear I knew you somewhere among my Brooklyn Hasidic friends. Well done ….😍
    This is a new story for me as I hadn’t read it.
    I’m glad I was able to join in this week. It’s been a bit hectic.
    Belated Yom Kippur … !!!
    Enjoy my little story. I think Halloween has influnced my words. 👻
    Have a winderful weekend ….
    Besos y Abrazos,
    Isadora 😎

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    This week your prompt post did not show up in my reader. I took the scenic route through another FF post that did show up in my reader. Hmmm, I thought, when this happened with another blog I closely follow. So, I sent an email to the “happiness engineers” and am awaiting a response as to why posts are missing from my reader. If I didn’t know better, I’d think someone was stealing my mail. This happened to us when we moved into a new house some years back. Darn kids!

    Anyway, I didn’t have a contribution this week or last, but want you to know of my tech troubles and hope to join you all again soon.

    Lost in Space,


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