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Friday Fictioneers ~ Dec 28

Here’s to another Friday Fictioneers post! I just love Fridays! Thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting.

This event happens every Friday, we are given a picture as a prompt. We are to write a 100 word story using that picture prompt. (there are no penalties for going over) We leave a link at our hostess’s blog for all others to click so that they can read, leave comments and enjoy!

It always amazes me how many different stories come out of the same photo. Please come and join us! It’s great fun and great practice to your writing. Also, it doesn’t have to be a story, you can do poetry or whatever you want. Just keep as close to 100 words as possible.

Here is this Fridays picture:

Copyright Jean L. Hays
Copyright Jean L. Hay


She loved this coffee shop. So calm, inviting, colorful. Loved the stained glass. She sat and watched people go about their lives. Made stories up in her head about them all.

She was a writer, a people watcher, a teller of tales. This was her haven. A quiet spot where she could let her imagination fly. The owner was always accommodating, friendly. A small town where everyone knew each other.

The sun shone bright. The day was clear. She sat in front on her laptop and clicked the keys that made her story come alive. She loved being a gossip columnist.




I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

61 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers ~ Dec 28

    1. personally I hate gossip, but this is what I wrote, strange that. Thanks for reading Ron.
      Eavesdropping is, interesting. I’ve done it, just never gossiped about it.


    1. Travel safe my friend and enjoy the wedding. Thank you for always enjoying my little stories. Have a wonderful New year! hugs for then and now Tiny!


  1. I love how she loves her work, her environment, and her place in life. You can’t help but like this gossip columnist, at least until she gossips about you.
    Interesting take on the photo, Jackie.


      1. I am! I’ve been a bad bloggy friend lately. I had a temp job for the week before the holidays and, when not preoccupied with that, I was going insane. The insanity has ended and I am not about to start the new job soooo…YAY! I’ll still be busy, but I’ll have a regular schedule!


          1. Generally, if you don’t hear from me, stuff is going really well and I’m too busy to talk or it’s going really badly and I don’t want to talk. Helpful, no?


  2. People watching – my favourite pastime. My husband says that by the final course I can probably tell you the state of the the relationship of most other people in the restaurant. You captured this beautifully.


  3. Zing … I didn’t expect that ending! Well done Jackie.

    BTW – because you mentioned that you don’t see movies, I’ll admit that I don’t write fiction. … but I do have two Friday Fictioners who visit me.


      1. Ha ha … but I can’t teach you much about movies – currently is only a streak we do this time of year. Nonetheless, I cover a wide-swath of topics … so I’m sure I’ll come in handy sometime.


  4. I love observing people and eavesdropping on random conversations. It would make me very wary if the town gossip columnist hung around town, lol, but how else is she to gather her story?


  5. I was a gossip columnist once! The first paper I ever worked on, I did the celebrity gossip, TV, Movie, book and record reviews and I wrote the horoscope. We didn’t have the internet so much in those days so we had to work HARD for our gossip!


    1. did you like it? I’ve known a real life gossip columnist! Somehow it’s hard for me to picture you in that role. Yes I imagine it was a lot harder to get the gossip back then!


      1. No, I hated it. They were the jobs you were given as the noob. we were a small, local paper so we didn’t subscribe to the big wire services and you just had to make your own fun. Plus the town sucked, my girlfriend dumped me and I spent a Conncecticut winter sleeping on a couch. Many reasons to hate the whole experience, really!


        1. wow I would say so! Can’t see you liking the gossips anyway. Then everything on top of a sucky job. I would have hated it too!


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