F is for Fran

A to Z Theme - Circle of Hope:
A serial story (written in six-sentence segments) involving twenty-six women living in the small Midwest town of Cottonwood Creek, their lives connected by the Women's Circle of the town's protestant church, Hope Christian Fellowship, to which they all belong.

Fran, 60, has seen a lot during her life at Cottonwood Creek.  Her husband is one of  three doctors at the small clinic, and she had been friends with Carol, his nurse, for many years. Both Fran and Carol are long-time active members of the Women's Circle at Hope Christian; this year Fran is serving as the Circle's President. 

Carol dropped by Fran's house after work one afternoon, and as they sat at the kitchen table visiting the subject of the children's Christmas Program came up.  "What are we going to do about Erica?" Carol said, saddened about the conflict she was stirring up in the church.

"I've been thinking about that," said Fran, "and I have a plan, but I don't think she's going to like it."

Read the stories of all the Circle of Hope women here.


  1. Can't wait to hear the plan . . .

  2. I love these compassionate and sensitive women (with the exception of E) in your circle of hope . Cottonwood creek is a wonderful place to live in . I can't wait to hear the plan either.
    Best wishes,

  3. I wonder if Erica will read this? Hopefully not!

    Thanks so much for your trip to Amble Bay yesterday. Knowing you are away I really wasn't expecting it!

    The Fish Inn, Amble Bay

  4. I have a feeling, that whatever the plan, these women will carry it out with compassion and even respect for Erica's, let's call them, less desirable characteristics. Or maybe not. We shall see.

  5. The burdens of being president - I wonder what Fran's idea is....
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles - Dragon Diaries

  6. Uh-oh. Wonder what Erica's up to?

  7. You are building a really true to life story!

  8. OOOH I so need to catch up on these (and participate again). What happened to Erica??? Obviously, need to catch up! Maybe while we're out of town...

  9. A plan! Can't wait to hear what it is and what Erica will think of it.

  10. When women put their heads together and come up with a plan, look out! It will get done! :)

    My "theme" - A Thirty-Word Story, revealing one word of the story each day of the challenge.
    #AtoZChallenge The Letter G

  11. I wonder what the plan is. Hmmmm.

  12. Ha -- love it! When older sisters of faith start planning - look out everyone! LOL


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