Friday Fictioneers ~~ May 24

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!  Can you guess what time it is? Yes! It’s Friday Fictioneer time again my friends. That time of the week where countless writers get together to write a story or poem from one picture. That time of the week where countless readers get to enjoy the numerous writing efforts of talented people who try to string 100 words to make a complete story. Come one, come all to this tremendous, trendy treat of the week!

Our ring mistress is none other than the famous Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, who with a firm yet gentle hand guides us in this mighty endeavor. Please click on her name to join us! Thank you for your participation!

 

THE CHALLENGE:

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.)

THE KEY:

Make every word count.

Here is my story, all comments are appreciated! 

 

 

Copyright – Danny Bowman
Copyright – Danny Bowman

 

Genre: Science Fiction (100 words)

Why did he ever come to this backwater world anyway? Mikal thought to himself as he finally spotted what he needed.

‘See the sights, broaden your horizons’,  his friends told him. Now all he wanted to do is go back to his nice modern world. He was so tired of trying to use such outdated ancient contraptions!

In this world one had to use a device called a “phone”.  They also had to pay for this privilege!

Mikal dropped in his antique metal money and dialed a long number.

A short moment later there was a bright light above him and he was teleported home.

 

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41 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers ~~ May 24

    1. JackieP

      I thought about that also, I remember when they were at almost every corner. Now you have a hard time finding them. How things change huh?

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  1. Only 50 cents to be transported! That’s got to be the deal of the century. We had a rotary dial phone in one room for many years and some of the girls’ friends apparently didn’t know what it was. Sigh.

    janet

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    1. JackieP

      I had an old rotary phone for a bit, just because it was fun I thought. Don’t even remember what happened to it. Ex probably got it, he got everything else. 😉 You certainly don’t see them much anymore. So no doubt a kid wouldn’t know what it was.

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  2. I too wrote a story with the telephone as a teleportation device ! I read three other stories with reference to Superman this week.. a lot of telepathy on this telephone prompt ! 🙂

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  3. You have found a Sci Fi fan…loved the ending. Just last week I saw the new Star Trek Movie.

    Thanks for your visit. I like the idea of Flash Fiction and have written pieces for some of my other friends blogs too. Just because I like the photos.

    Meandered over from your Food blog. Took a big, maybe if I just used the Friday Friday Fictioneers link it would have been quicker 🙂

    Cheers – this icon goes to my short poetry blog.

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    1. JackieP

      Thanks! I love Sci Fi also. I didn’t know I could do Flash fiction till I joined the FF. So glad I did. 🙂

      Glad you found my story blog.

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  4. Pay phones. Seems like just yesterday, we were always carrying around a little change for the pay phone. A dime or two. We were mad when they went to a quarter! Oh for the good old days.

    Nice take on the photo, Jackie. If only we could time travel so easily. 😉

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    1. JackieP

      Yeah I always remember carrying around a quarter just in case I needed to call home. Thanks. I wish we could time travel I think that would be super! 🙂

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