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Friday Fictioneers ~~ Jan 31, 2014

Hello people!

Welcome to my blog, my home away from home. No, wait a minute, that should be my ‘other’ home. Because I am home, but on the computer (where I usually am) so this is my other home. Confused yet? No? I’ll have to try harder next time. Ha-ha!

Well, it’s time for some fun Friday Fictioneer time again. I want to thank our hostess who is ever so clever, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, she puts up with all of us every week. If you want to read other great stories just give Rochelle’s name a click and enjoy!

Now on with the show!

Copyright -Claire Fuller
Copyright -Claire Fuller

 

 

Genre: Fiction (100 words)

No one was around, too early for the first shift of workers. Walking  to the back side of the building Margot crouched down and lifted something from the bushes.

As she strode to the left corner of the shop she hit her arm against the building and fell to her knees in pain.

Her bandaged arm was bleeding again where the hand used to be. Biting her lip, she staggered up and continued. They refused her compensation for her loss, said she had been careless. Then they fired her.

A quiet whoosh sounded as she dropped the match on the gas and walked away.

 

 

Author:

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! http://tobreatheistowrite.com

53 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers ~~ Jan 31, 2014

  1. That’ll learn ’em. I mean to say, That will teach them. Whatever. A mean, but sympathetic character, for sure. Root for the underdog, I say.
    I’m not writing this week, but I’d love it if you’d drop by my blog for a second anyway, I posted a big announcement today

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  2. I love how your mind works.:) I hope it was before they had all the technology to figure out how fires are started. No one can get away with anything these days. Darn it all. 🙂

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  3. And to think only a hundred words could stir up so much emotion! Why bother reading a book when you get all you need from your dark mind, hahahaa! Cool little tale JackieP!!!

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      1. Well, if I didn’t…I sure do now!

        And by the way, just so you know. Am updating all sorts of things at the mo and if you get deleted from my ‘following’ of you…it is only temporary. I want to clear everything before properly beginning again. Just wanted to explain that!

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  4. First build up tension. Then sympathy. And finally take the reader by surprise at the end! Great story. How do you do it Jackie? Have a good weekend.

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    1. Tiny! I have no idea what I am doing most of the time. Really. I just let my mind go where it wants and write down the adventure. haha. Have a great weekend my friend! How is our Bumble doing?

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  5. Dear Jackie,

    Now that’s workman’s comp at its finest. Well crafted story with a white hot ending. Nice one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

    PS I kind of look at Friday Fictioneers as an extended family. I always enjoyed pen pals as a child, now I have upwards of 100. Pretty cool.

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