Friday Fictioneers ~ March 1

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS!

**We set a new record last week with 105 postings!**

THE CHALLENGE:

Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)

THE KEY:

Make every word count.

Every Friday (or Wednesday, Thursday) a group of us write a little story or poem from the same picture. It’s a lot of fun, but also great practice for our writing. Why not come join us? Thanks as always to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this great event. She does an awesome job!

Here is this weeks photo and my short story.

Copyright - Beth Carter
Copyright – Beth Carter

Genre/General Fiction (100 words)

People were such suckers, Elaine thought. Β Laughing she counted Β the wad of cash. Stashing it in a special lock box, Elaine walked outside. Strolling over to the car Elaine patted its rusted exterior.

She climbed through the window to get inside. Once in she settled into the ratty interior with its grocery cart seats and non-existent vinyl. The perfect look of the car pleased Elaine as she turned the key and started up its 750 horsepower racing car engine and listened to it roar to life. She had another race to win tonight and more suckers needed to lose their money.

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49 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers ~ March 1

      1. Everything is good. My WordPress Notification thingy at the top of my page is broken. I had no idea you had responded to my comment. Now I’m off to bed. But I’ll be back tomorrow to see what else is going on in your neck of the woods. πŸ™‚

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    1. JackieP

      thank you Janet, I caught one of those pesky it’s but not the other one. My fingers always want to write it’s not its…thanks again.

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    1. I mean, the new Dodge viper only puts out 640 hp. One of the Aston Martin One-77s will get you 750 but you $2 million to get one of them…. she;d have to win a LOT of races, every day against a lot of total noobs to see a return on her investment!

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  1. 103 words?? detention for you! let’s fix that.

    here: “She had to climb through the window to get inside.” instead of “had to climb” maybe just “climbed.” now it’s 101.

    here we have “it’s” repeated. “…with its grocery cart seats and its non-existent vinyl.” remove the second one, and you’re good at 100.

    i like the take-charge woman. well done.

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    1. JackieP

      well where were you when I wrote this?? At some baseball game I bet (daughter is a cutie btw) . But I got to admit teach, you are good, course you know that. Now I got to go fix things and get down to 100! thanks! as for detention. yeah yeah, maybe later πŸ˜‰

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