FFfAW Challenge – Week of August 23, 2016 – Grandad’s Fob Watch – Part Two


Grandma often told stories about her life with Grandad. Their honeymoon, “If you could call it that” she’d say was her introduction into his waywardness.

They were walking along the beach front when they came across a group of men standing in a circle watching cockroaches run about betting on which one would make it to the perimeter of the circle. Grandad was fixated and from that time he had an addiction to gambling. It took on all forms from the Saturday racing to wagering with his neighbor over who would grow the biggest tomatoes, when the first carrot plants would pop up, to who could make the better tomato relish.

He even bet on things like if mum was going to be a boy or girl, if mum when her time came was going to have twins, if we’d be red haired or blonde. His need to test fate went on and on.

Despite Grandma’s insistence that the watch remain in the pond she did enjoy Grandad tales.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/fffaw-challenge-week-of-august-23-2016/



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26 Responses to FFfAW Challenge – Week of August 23, 2016 – Grandad’s Fob Watch – Part Two

  1. Cute story Michael! Grandpa sounds like a very interesting, if not wayward, fellow! LOL!

  2. luckyjc007 says:

    Nice story. Grandpa reminds me of some characters I’ve come across over the years and they can be quite interesting to observe. 🙂

  3. Joy Joyancel says:

    Hahaha thank goodness I may not ever feature 😂😂 . I love grandpa! Lovely story.

  4. loved the addiction! 🙂

  5. Shivangi says:

    Very interesting Michael. Grandpa is adorable! Loved this cute story!

  6. jademwong says:

    I shouldn’t love that Grandpa had such a bad addiction, yet I do. Grandma loved him dearly regardless I think, and that’s just beautiful ❤

  7. Isn’t it wonderful to create characters in flash fiction that seem to come to life?
    This is a wonderful continuation on the previous FFfAW. I enjoyed it.
    Isadora 😎
    ps – I can’t locate a FOLLOW button on your blog. : (

  8. afairymind says:

    Living with someone with a gambling addiction is never easy, but it seems like Grandma loved him anyway – no matter how frustrated he made her!

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