FFfAW – My Grandma’s

My grandma's house was in the middle of downtown Abbyville. It was so much fun to visit her because I could walk out the door and only go a few hundred feet to go shopping.

My grandma wasn't happy how the little city grew around her house, invading her privacy. She was right. It got worse when they built a Captain Jack's about 75 feet away. The parking lot came right up to her living room window.

In a kind act, Captain Jack's gave my grandma a free meal weekly for the rest of her life. She gladly forgave them.


Thank you Phylor for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 100 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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93 thoughts on “FFfAW – My Grandma’s

  1. My grandma’s house was on a corner of two highways in a small town. The front porch was about eight feet from the road. As kids we would sleep out on porch and the big trucks would shake the whole house. Nice story, and my grandma would take the free meal to because she wouldn’t have to cook it!

  2. I am pleased she got free meals, but how much did she pay for a drinkπŸ˜‰ I like your grandma’s forgiving nature, I am not so sure I would be so forgiving,

  3. This story is really neat. It would be nice to visit Grandma and be able to shop a little to. Even though Captain Jacks gave her a free meal, I would still not like having one so close. Is it sea food? Especially not that lol the smell ick. Great write PJ.

      • Lol. You’re welcome. I only mention because I’m overally sensitive to it. We have a red lobster restaurant here, my friend wanted to go their for lunch and I said okay because they have chicken too. We walked inside, I couldn’t go any further, the fishy smell was so overpowering, it made me almost sick. Good thing Grandma seems to like fish πŸ™‚

          • Haha. I think if you think the smell is related to food you like and tastes good to you, you would like it, or wouldn’t notice. I had an allergy to it as a child, so I always wonder if it is related. Last summer in the hospital, I had to lie and say I had a bad allergy to seafood so they wouldn’t give it to me in meals.

            Beyond the odd bacon wrapped scallops, seafood is just not for me (or my Mom). It’s like how some people hate mushrooms (my brother for instance) he can immediately smell and taste them, while I think they are yummy and think the smell is bad.

          • You’re right! If you like the food then the smell wouldn’t be bad. That was smart to tell the hospital you were allergic to seafood so they wouldn’t give you any! LOL! I have some grandkids that don’t like mushrooms, so I understand about that. I do, however, like mushrooms!

  4. REminds me of a true life story here. McD tried to buy out a little old lady who didn’t want to sell. So they could expand. They kind of harassed her. I think giving her a quarter pounder every week would have been nice. And they could have bought her out and let her live there until she passed, but they made it difficult for her. 😦 I like your story better Priceless.

  5. Wow I love your take on that photo. What an imaginative story. I chuckled at your ending…and I’m sure Grandma is chuckling every time she eats her free meal!! πŸ˜‰

  6. Captain Jack was so generous and even though it was sad for Grandma having to put up living right next to the parking lot she was able to stay in her home. If Captain Jack had not been built there, someone else probably would have and it could have turned out worse. It is sad, however, when someone is pestered about selling their home…no one should have to put up with that. Wonderful story, Joy. And, I know this happens to a lot of people these days. (minus the free meals of course! )

    • Thank you Jessie! I’m sure it happens quite a lot under a lot worse conditions. I agree. That is sad when people are pestered to sell their land or worse, when it is taken from them.

  7. It must be horrible to watch a city expand out around your house. I think a free meal each week is the least she should receive for having a restaurant’s car park practically on her doorstep! An enjoyable story, PJ. πŸ™‚
    By the way, I thought I’d posted this comment earlier but just found it on an open page on my kindle. Oops!

    • I agree Louise! A meal a week won’t be missed and will make this person happier about the intrusion. Don’t worry about the comment! I’m happy you found it and sent it on to me!

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