an invisible fence


Carolyn and Sam were best friends. They were born just a few months apart and grew up in the same neighborhood. They hung out with each other every day and shared everything.

“I can’t play with you anymore,” Carolyn said one day.
“Oh, yeah?” Sam was startled.
“Yep. Mom says we are different.”
“How so?”
“I don’t know,” Carolyn shrugged.
“We can’t play anymore because we are different?”
“Guess so…”
“I see…”

Twenty years later, Carolyn and Sam live in the same neighborhood and have their own kids and family.
An invisible fence still separates them, and it hurts.


(99 words)

For Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods
PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Mike says:

    Let’s hope that they do not make the same mistake, please no fences for their children. Invisible or not

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Let us hope…


  2. I totally agree with Mike.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Teresa says:

    You make a great script writer 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Awww, you make me blush.😊

      Liked by 1 person

  4. wmqcolby says:

    Wow. What a heartbreaking story, Nelkumi. Such a sad problem. Lyrical in style! I like that. Do you write songs, too? It seems you have that ability.
    Wonderful work! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Wow, thank you! 😊


  5. gahlearner says:

    Time to tear that fence down. Great story.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Beautiful. You don’t need a physical fence to be separated. A couple could also have it between themselves!
    Agree with Mike. Hope it doesn’t get perpetuated!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. nelkumi says:

      Indeed. Thanks for the visit and comment.


  7. Sandra says:

    Fences perpetuate. Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. rgayer55 says:

    I thought maybe it was because they were reaching puberty. How sad.
    People often choose to put up fences when they should work on building bridges instead.

    Liked by 1 person

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