Into the Fire

Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

They gathered around the fire.

Sandra threw her collection of CDs into the fire, Laura, her books, and it on and on around in a circle. When it was Anna’s turn, she hesitated, she stared at the photographs in her hands, it was of her and her boyfriend, Fisher.

“Anna?” Their counselor, Charity, asked. “You know what you have to do.”

She nodded. She needed to be cleansed of everything that reminded her of the man who shattered her heart. She glanced around the circle, at Charity, and the fire. Sighed, she gently tossed the pictures into the fire.

This story was originally posted on September 3, 2014.

Written for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple, where we are given a photo prompt and we are to write a story in 100 words or less.



  1. Dear Yinglan, Wonderful and sad story. I can understand that she was reluctant to burn the last of her memories. But,if they were holding her back from a cure – it needs to be done. Honestly, very well done! Nan πŸ™‚


  2. My friends and I did this when I was younger. There was even one of my friends that was reluctant to throw her contribution into the fire, she was still holding on the hope her love would come back. I thought you were writing about us.  Nice story.

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