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Friday Fictioneers ~~ April 12

I haven’t been around much lately, but I’m here today because I can’t miss my favorite Friday Fictioneers! Come join us or just read some outstanding writing by the various writers who all write a 100 word story about the same picture. Enjoy!

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the lady in charge, visit her blog and read the few rules we go by when writing these stories. Or scroll down and click on the little blue guy to read what the other writers have done!


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


Make every word count.

Copyright - Sandra Crook
Copyright – Sandra Crook

Genre/Steampunk (100 words)

Gloved hands on hips, she stood over her latest creation. Walking around it her leather apron scarred, aged, supple, hit her stripped panted shins softly.

She nodded her head in approval. Taking off the pink welder’s helmet she tossed it aside.  This was going to be her best invention yet. Looking like a mess of bolts, nuts, gears, beauty in rusted splendor.

Sitting in the ancient tractor seat she pushed the  button to turn on “Prof. Sophronia K. Rowbotham’s Flying Machine”.  Rumbling came from the engine under the seat, rising slowly the machine gave a whisper of noise as it suddenly shot forward!


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!

46 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers ~~ April 12

  1. Jackie, wouldn’t it be fun to have something like this actually fly, although I don’t know that I’d want it to go too high? I imagine her having to pedal, though, which I doubt is the way you envisioned it. 🙂 Love the pink welder’s helmet.



  2. Jackie, thank you so much for keying me into Friday Fictioneers and your flash fiction. I liked the image of the inventor and that you chose to make her a woman! I like the steampunk take on it and the flight of the rusty machine. I’m looking forward to joining the group and sharing my own impressions. This is a great exercise.


    1. You are so very welcome Pamela! I do hope you will join. I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as I do. As I said, the other writers are very nice and helpful and they write great stories themselves. Good to have you! It is a wonderful way of honing your writing abilities. I’ve learned so much in the past few months and it has helped me in my other writing.


    1. oh crap, that chins got by me. ha! Glad you pointed it out. I will have to go read yours too, I love steampunk stuff. I need to go correct mine now. 😉


        1. Isn’t it though? It’s been so many years since I really moved a whole house full of stuff. Believe me I am throwing out lots! 😉


    1. I really enjoy Steampunk, it’s a mixture of Victorian and science fiction. This is my first attempt at writing it. Glad you enjoyed it.
      I don’t think we deny our true nature when we dream of the sky, I think it’s part of our nature.


  3. First, you made me Google “Prof. Sophronia K. Rowbotham’s Flying Machine” because I wasn’t sure if it already existed somewhere. 😉 Fantastic name. Second, yay for the pink welding helmet. I have to get one of those. Third, very nice visualization. And fourth, I finally hit the button to follow your blog via email. I have no idea why I didn’t do that before!


    1. haha! I made you google! Steampunk genre is big in names like that, the fancier the better. 😉
      Well it just had to be a pink welding helmet, I could see it so well in my mind.
      You are a little slow my friend, but I like you, hahaha. I have been following you through email from the beginning. Otherwise I was afraid you’d get lost in the crowd!


      1. LOL! Slow, yes. I’ve been so frustrated that I don’t always have time to check my reader, and then you post and I miss it. It finally dawned on me to check to see if you have the email thingy. Duh! You won’t get past me now. 🙂


        1. I’m afraid I haven’t been posting much lately, I have to get this move behind me. Wait till then! I have sooooo many stories floating around in my head it’s almost scary. 🙂 I was thinking of sending off an email to you this weekend.


          1. Send an email any time. I found a picture that I would love to see you do a 100 word flash fiction for. Someday, when you don’t have so many stories to write, I’ll show you the picture; it’s on a blog. 😉


          2. oh really? let me know where it is! I love doing flash fiction and now I”m curious. I will send email tonight or in the morning! 🙂


    1. I have actually known a lady that owned a pink welding helmet. She worked in a garage and was very good at what she did. 😉 Thanks for reading and enjoying.


  4. Fabulous stuff – I love the fact that it’s a woman (and I love her pink welding helmet) – this week has been a testosterone filled event, so thanks for restoring the balance with a bit of girl power!


    1. Thanks El! I haven’t been able to go around and read as many as I would like this week, but yes it does seem to be full of testosterone!


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