Pulling the Plug – Friday Fictioneers

Title: Pulling the Plug
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words

abandoned refrigerator laying in the weeds at the side of the road

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Terri’s bare knee touched cold linoleum. The distinct aroma of disinfectant, liberally applied over thirty years, was strong in this corner. She fumbled with the cord and wrinkled her nose.

“Is this no other way?” she asked.

“No, I’m afraid not.”

Terri yanked, but the plug and outlet refused to end their embrace. She wiggled and pulled until she broke the bond. The whirring compressor grew silent. The familiar vibration faded in Terri’s heart along with memories of late-night bottles, birthday cakes, spilled milk, and Sunday dinners.

“You’ll love the new fridge. It pairs with your phone. There’s an app.”

________________________________________

Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

18 thoughts on “Pulling the Plug – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I like how you have formed a bond, in the story, with a favourite kitchen appliance. the promise at the end says we are moving into the technological world. With this new App, will Terri will be able to call the fridge from the supermarket or will the fridge already have ordered online?

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  2. Pingback: One Photo, Ten Stories, 100 Words Each | The Diligent Dilettante

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