Wishful Thinking

Photo by Na’ama Yehuda

After reading the novel, Rebecca, I’ve always imagined meeting a handsome widower like Maxim de Winter who would sweep me off my feet.  Then, I’d chide myself for having such foolish thoughts. 

I gaze across the river at the Statue of Liberty.  I was 9 when my family and I came to America from Liberia.  We’ve been here for ten years now and life hasn’t been easy but it’s better than what we’ve left behind.

I turn to leave and walk smack into someone.  Mortified, I start to apologize but his handsome face and steely blue eyes render me tongue-tied.

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

30 thoughts on “Wishful Thinking

      1. You should give it a go. It is a captivating well-written story. I have never seen any movie adaptions. Will have to check it out. We can report back later about the book and movie. 😁

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      2. I have found the book online so will definitely read it. The movie adaptions are on YouTube. There’s the Alfred Hitchcock one, the one with Jeremy Brett, the one with Charles Dance and an Italian version which I recently discovered and finished watching yesterday. I’m curious to know which of the movie adaptions you like and think is closest to the book. And I will let you know how I found the book 🙂


    1. I agree with you, Michael. I started reading Rebecca yesterday and I also learned that the estate where the author and her family lived was her inspiration Manderley, the fictional estate in the novel.


    1. I promise you that there will be a happy ending. Thanks for sharing that fun fact. I also learned that the mansion she lived in was her inspiration for Manderley 🙂 Cornwall looks like a lovely place.

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