*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week. PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll


Where are you dragging me, dad?

To here.

The station?

Yeah. What do you see?

Just benches. Beautiful, though!

Remember that picture of the old tree you saw?

The one that got struck by lightning and was discarded? Sure.

Well, these benches came from that tree.

You’re kidding, right?

Nope, gospel truth.

How did …?

Lies in the eye and in the hand.

Depends on the Carpenter.


*One of my kids is going through a down time in life situation. I am trying to help understand that life doesn’t stand still because of a glitch. This outpouring is what I want to communicate and teach!


22 thoughts on “SECOND CHANCE

  1. Dear Sabina,

    This reminds me of the story of the old violin. No one would bid on it because it was old and scarred. The a violinist lifted it to his chin and played the most beautiful music. The old violin sold for thousands. When the auctioneer was asked what made the difference he said something to the effect of, “It was the touch of the master’s hand.”
    Well crafted story.




    1. I remembered that story Rochelle. Also a recent film about a guy deciding to opt for a career and then years later gets a second chance with the girl he left behind.
      But the real impetus was my home situation!

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  2. Nice little story to illustrate the message. I hope your kid gets something from it too! Take care of the little things and look at the big picture and everything will be okay.


  3. I’m reminded of the movie “The Natural” with Robert Redford. He has a baseball bat made from a tree that had been struck by lightning. I like the lesson you are teaching here too.


  4. A good story used for a good lesson. I hope your child finally understands. Growing up is often difficult. A caring parent or mentor can make all the difference. Well done, Sabina. 🙂 — Suzanne


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