Winnie’s Views

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot. This photo has been donated for use in Friday Fictioneers only and must not be used for any other purpose without express permission of the owner.

My contribution this week to Friday Fictioneers, a group graciously hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, open for anyone who wishes to contribute a hundred-word story in response to the prompt picture.

Winnie’s View

Winnie frowned. “Deplorable view.”

“You didn’t want a spectacular view. You asked for the cheapest room,” Raylene reminded her. “Anyway, we’re not staring out that window all day, we’re touring historic Tallahassee. We’ll see gorgeous views aplenty.”

“That travel agent said it never snows in Florida and the day we arrive they get snow squalls. False advertising. However will we manage?”

“We’re used to snow. What a pretty orchid!”

Winnie sniffed. “Plain white. Goes with the cheapest room, likely.”

“Come, let’s order our breakfast. Don’t want to keep the others waiting.”

“It’s starting to drizzle. Wish I’d brought my umbrella.”


26 thoughts on “Winnie’s Views

    • Which just goes to show there are two sides to every story. thanks for giving Winnie’s VP. But she could have shelled out for a room with a better view. 😉

      Having never been in FLA myself, I can’t say too much, but Bob’s co-worker took the family to Disney World one Feb to escape (yuk, yuk) Ontario’s severe winter. They hit a snowstorm in KY, and of course the roads were soon impassible due to inadequate snow clearing equipment. So they ended up spending three days in a high school gym along with other storm-stayed travelers, then heading home. As a vacation it was a white-out.

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    • She does indeed — and so did I. I’d originally thought of Flo, but then decided she needed something to bring “whining” to mind. And Bingo! I’d have written it in, too, if I’d stretched the word count a smidge. Actually, I’d have even hinted at Raylene’s plot to foist Winny off on another roommate. But I’m such a stickler for rules. 🙂


      • I was thinking after I replied, whether most of us — if we were really honest — we’ve sounded just like Winnie at one time or another. One time my husband and I were visiting at Ronald MacD House when my niece was sick. I took note of the beautiful glass windows, from ground to third storey eaves, and I said, “Am I ever glad I don’t have to clean those.” My husband promptly accused me of finding the dark cloud behind every silver lining. 😦 But he doesn’t clean the windows, either.

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  1. Oh, the disappointment. To take a trip someplace warm, only to get snow. Been there, done that. Last time I traveled to the blessed tropics, I got caught in a hurricane. Not how I wanted to spend my hard earned vacation at all. Love the write! 🙂 ❤


    • The song comes to mind, “Memories are made of this.” We made take a hundred nice vacations, but it’s “the time we survived a hurricane” that we’re going to tell our grandchildren about. 🙂 Yes, Winnie is disappointed here, but it will give her something to tell all her friends about when she gets home. Thanks for your comment.

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      • yes, it will. My own experiences have made my faith all the stronger as well as my value for even the simplest of things. I survived the hurricane tied to a mast… let’s just say, it wasn’t pretty, but I did survive and there’s only One who had the power to give me that gift. 🙂 ❤


    • Moaning Minnie or Whining Winnie, she doesn’t seem like an inspiring companion at this moment. She may get over it and turn out to be the one who faces down the terrorists. Miss Seaton and her brolly. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.


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  3. I’m sure Winnie will begin to lighten her spirit once she starts touring around.
    I must admit I do whine a bit if the room has a terrible view too. Perhaps, Winnie isn’t that wrong. : )
    I’m off to read the next one. I wanted to read them in sequence.
    Isadora 😎


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