Fandango’s Flashback Friday — February 11th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 11th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally posted on February 11, 2018.

Sunday Photo Fiction — Room at the End of the Hall

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“It’s the door at the end of the hallway on the third floor,” the guy in the glass-enclosed reception station at the rundown boarding house said. He reached through a small opening in the glass partition and handed Eddie the key. “The one with the fire extinguisher on the floor just outside the door,” the guy added.

“What a fuckin’ dump,” Eddie said aloud, even though he was alone, as he opened the door and stepped inside the room. Eddie’s gambling addiction had cost him his job, his marriage, and his home. And so here he was in a small, smelly room at some crummy flop house.

Eddie had paid for the room for a week in advance and couldn’t afford to lose what little money he had left on another bet. So he was happy that the room he had rented didn’t have a TV in it. If it had, he knew he’d be watching the Winter Olympic Games and calling his bookie to bet on Team USA in one or another event.

But then Eddie walked over to the small window, opened it, looked out, and saw the sports bar across the street.

“Fuck me,” he said.

(199 words)


Written for this week’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. Photo credit: J Hardy Carroll.

15 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — February 11th

    • Fandango February 11, 2022 / 9:57 pm

      I just read it and left a comment.

      Like

    • Fandango February 11, 2022 / 7:13 pm

      That place is stunning and it looks like you had a fantastic time there.

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      • wrookieschu February 11, 2022 / 7:42 pm

        Thanks a lot! One of those bucket list places ☺️

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  1. Nope, Not Pam February 12, 2022 / 1:51 am

    Great tale, love that ending

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