Friday Fictioneers Writing Prompt – Cassie & Matt

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Cassie & Matt


Cassie’s steps were heavy. She remembered Matt’s face, the way his arms embraced her. All that youth, just twenty-one. And he was no more. Because he had met her.
Why did he meet me? Why did we have to fall in love?
She had seen his death before her even though she hadn’t witnessed it. The violence her brothers bestowed upon him for being a black man who dared to fall in love with their white sister.
She looked at the sign as she stopped. It symbolised her life, she felt. At a dead end now. She stepped towards the edge.


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38 comments on “Friday Fictioneers Writing Prompt – Cassie & Matt

  1. draliman says:

    A tragic tale from start to finish, with an important message. Nice one!

  2. Viola Bleu says:

    Love this Lisa… sad, potent, on-point 👌🏼🌸

  3. plaridel says:

    it isn’t fair that falling in love would cause someone to fall off the edge, too. unfortunately, it happens.

  4. Vivian Zems says:

    You did well here. It’s sad…and you managed to pack in the who, where and why into it. So sad that the battle of colour still rages on.

  5. That’s sad. Once again, racism rears it’s ugly head.

  6. granonine says:

    One keeps hoping that such stupidity is coming to an end. Sad story, well done.

  7. Dear Lisa,

    It’s sad that so many can’t see beyond the color line. Nicely done.



  8. pennygadd51 says:

    Wonderful, powerful story, Lisa.

  9. Iain Kelly says:

    Powerful story, very well done.

  10. Racism like this is exactly the same as the so called “honor” killing.

  11. goroyboy says:

    So tragic Lisa.. so many emotions in just 100 words.. well done.

  12. Tragic tale so well told. Powerful message showing the stupidity of racism.

  13. subroto says:

    Lot of story packed in 100 words. Nicely done.

  14. Dale says:

    Have to agree, a lot of story is packed into your words! Racism’s ugly head unfortunately still rears.

    (You may want to add “had” in front of seen…)

  15. jillyfunnell says:

    Unbelievable crass ignorance and stupidity leads to tragedy. A very powerful story.

  16. Jan Vanek says:

    I felt her broken heart. What a very tragic story. 😦

  17. Laurie Bell says:

    Such a tragic story well told.

  18. Susan says:

    I have to agree with the rest of the reader comments. you packed a lot of story into 100 words. Well done

  19. So well done, Lisa. You’ve a taut piece with a message.

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