Thin Walls – Friday Fictioneers




‘Different cultures!’

‘What about your children?’

Jenny pretended that it didn’t matter and walked down the aisle with a smile on her face, but she felt their eyes pierce her back. Then she caught sight of Kopano’s face, the joyful glow, and her determination did not falter.

The difficulties arose when they moved to his country. Sleeping on a futon was torture and thin walls did not disguise their neighbours’ arguments. The locals refused to understand her attempts at Japanese. Her spirit shrunk and known as the ‘Foreigner’, she died friendless. Kopano’s love could not save her.

Thank you to Rochelle at She organises the Friday Fictioneers. Authors write a piece of 100 word fiction, prose or poetry based on a photo prompt and exchange comments on their work.  If you are a writer of short fiction, join us and see where your imagination takes you.






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20 responses to “Thin Walls – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dale

    Too sad for words…

  2. Dear Lindy,

    Love doesn’t always conquer all, does it? Tragic story. Well done.



  3. There’s not a trace of sentimentality in this. Well done!

  4. Wow, that’s a gloomy, depressing tale! Very well written and a sad picture of differing cultures.

  5. Factually sad and crisply written.

  6. What a pity she didn’t do her research.

  7. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    Such a sad story. I image it was stripped of emotion just as her life was.

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