Hard Wired for Life: Friday Fictioneers

Although I wrote the story about being hard wired, as an afterthought my guess is that kids nowadays would opt to network, so cutting the wire would not be a problem for them…

Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.

This week is not-quite-fiction-or-humor: We’re all connected to something and without that connection, we’re nothing.

pic by ted strutz

pic by ted strutz

Hard Wired for Life

No one can exist without the wire, Joseph, Grandpa Herb said.

Almost all die from the fall. None who survive can stand on their own. The wire holds us up straight, grandson. Just enjoy the ride. We’re only here for a short time. Make the best of it.

Herb watched to see if his grandson would heed his words or if the urge for self-discovery would cause him to cut his own wire.

Joseph sensed a truth which he did not want to risk, not now.

Herb smiled. There would be more tests to come raising a grandson in this ride called life.

Randy Mazie


28 thoughts on “Hard Wired for Life: Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Randy,

    Besides the obvious thread of wise grandpa and responsive grandson, you’ve given us a whole backstory in a few words about Herb raising his grandson. Well done.



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