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Friday Fictioneers ~~~ Oct 17, 2014

Friday Fictioneer is where around 100 people write a 100 word story based on the same picture. It’s a wonderful way of honing your writing craft or just reading some great writers.

Rochelle is our fearless leader in this writing party. Thank you Rochelle!  Click on Rochelle’s name and it will take you to her blog. That’s where you can read her amazing stories every week, or you can scroll down till you meet the blue critter, click on him and be taken to a land of many stories. Or even better join us!

 

 

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy
Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

 

 

Genre: Literary Fiction (100 words)

 

Julie looked inside her dad’s workshop and shook her head at the mess.

“Dad, I was after you for years to clean this place up! Now that you’re dead it’s up to me.”

As she looked  around, still muttering sadly, her eyes fell on a plaque on a corner table. She stepped closer as she recognized the shells on it. Those were hers from when she was a kid! Her dad kept them all these years.

Julie picked up the plaque and saw written on the back in her Dad’s shaky handwriting.

‘To my daughter who always made an old man proud.’

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Friday Fictioneers ~~~ Oct 10, 2014

Friday Fictioneer is where around 100 people write a 100 word story based on the same picture. It’s a wonderful way of honing your writing craft or just reading some great writers.

Rochelle is our fearless leader in this shindig. Thank you Rochelle!  Click on Rochelle’s name and it will take you to her blog. That’s where you can read her amazing stories every week, or you can scroll down till you meet the blue critter, click on him and be taken to a land of many stories. Or even better join us!

 

 

 

Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 

 

Genre: Literary Fiction (100 words)

 

Sitting with a vodka bottle, Sonja looked at all the musical paraphernalia.  She let out a wet hiccup and took another slug of booze.

“Ah Jorgie, why’d you have to go and get yourself dead?”

That bus came outta nowhere Sonja!

“Now I’m even hearing your voice! I never was good with the booze.”

No, you never were, but you’re one fine singer.

Sonja’s watery eyes grew large as she saw Jorge shimmer in front of her.

“Jorgie?”

It’s me Sonja, how about we make some music?

Six months later the #1 song on the charts…….

“Ghosts of Love’ by Sonya

 

 

 

 

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Friday Fictioneers ~~ Oct 3, 2014

Friday Fictioneer is where around 100 people write a 100 word story based on the same picture. It’s a wonderful way of honing your writing craft or just reading some great writers.

Rochelle is our fearless leader in this shindig. Thank you Rochelle!  Click on Rochelle’s name and it will take you to her blog. That’s where you can read her amazing stories every week, or you can scroll down till you meet the blue critter, click on him and be taken to a land of many stories. Or even better join us!

 

Copyright-Kent Bonham
Copyright-Kent Bonham

 

 

 

Genre: Fantasy (100 words)

 

” Who took the last furcicle? How can I finish my spell without it?”

Jazzy was concentrating on her own spell, if she didn’t get it right this time she was going to fail spell casting 201. She couldn’t let that happen! Turning towards Maise, she replied,  “Just go and find another! You know how you always are so good at finding those obscure ingredients.”

“I suppose I’ll have to or I’ll never finish. I know just where to look too!” Maise exclaimed, whisking out the door.

 

Maise patiently looked in all her secret locations.  “There’s one!”

She knew the fair always had one lying around.

 

 

 

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Friday Fictioneers ~~ Sept 26, 2014

Yes, I know it’s only Wednesday (some places Thursday). But I will be busy Friday getting a tooth pulled (Ouchy) and so thought I better get this out while I can. Plus, as soon as I saw the picture prompt something came to mind. I thought I better write it down while I still remembered it. (old age sucks LOL)

FF is where around 100 people write a 100 word story based on the same picture. It’s a wonderful way of honing your writing craft or just reading some great writers.

Rochelle is our fearless leader in this shindig. Thank you Rochelle!  Click on Rochelle’s name and it will take you to her blog. That’s where you can read her amazing stories every week, or you can scroll down till you meet the blue critter, click on him and be taken to a land of many stories. Or even better join us!

 

Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford
Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

 

 

Genre: Mystery (99 words)

 

 

“99 bottles of beer on the wall! 99 bottles of beer!”

Stew and Jem fell on the floor giggling like the fools that they were. Each had a bottle in both hands, gulping from them in turn. The off tune singing slowly fell silent.

Shadows emerged and hefted the two men.

“Eight men so far tonight.”

“Yeah, it’s amazing what you can catch with a few words whispered, an unlocked door and a sleeping potion.”

Stew smiled and belched loudly in his sleep.

“Hope he enjoyed it, cus where he’s going he won’t see another drop.”

“The Master will be pleased.”

 

 

 

 

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Friday Fictioneers ~~ Sept 19, 2014

Hello people! Once again it’s time for that world-famous Friday Fictioneers!

Thank you Rochelle, for hosting us every week. You do a most fantastic of jobs!

If you don’t know what FF’s is all about….where you been??? Kidding. Sort of.  Anyway, FF is where around 100 people write a 100 word story based on the same picture. It’s a wonderful way of honing your writing craft or just reading some great writers. Either way click on Rochelle’s name and it will take you to her blog. That’s where you can read her amazing stories every week, or you can scroll down till you meet the blue critter, click on him and be taken to a land of many stories. Or even better join us!

If my story today is bit odd, I blame it on meds I’m taking for a toothache. LOL That’s what I’m sticking to.

 

 

Copyright - Dawn Q. Landau
Copyright – Dawn Q. Landau

 

Genre: Tongue in Cheek (100 words)

 

I been working on placing these stones just so for nigh on 60 years. Old woman Hessa they call me. I be old and my name is Hessa, so I guess it fits.

I was ‘told’ to do this many years ago. A booming voice woke me up one night from a sound sleep.

“Hessa!  Make a mighty patchwork of stones on the ground. Work it daily. Pick the best rocks and lay them end to end. You will be rewarded greatly for your faith!”

So I work every day to make this perfect.

 

I just wish I could understand why the voice sounded like my cousin Will’s.

 

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Friday Fictioneers ~~ Sept. 12, 2014

It’s been a long time since I wrote something for Friday Fictioneers, so I thought what better time than my birthday! (Shameless plug! LOL)

I’ve missed writing these little 100 word stories every week, so here I am again! For those few newcomers who don’t know what Friday Fictioneers is, let me explain.

Friday Fictioneers is a group of very talented writers who write a 100 word story based solely on a picture. It’s an amazing way to hone your writing craft and great fun! It’s run by the super nice and super talented Rochelle Wisoff-Fields from Addicted to Purple. If you would like to know more, or are interested in joining, just click on the link and go see for yourself. And while you are there, scroll down till you come across the little blue guy, click on him and read some really creative stories! Thanks for stopping in!

My story starts after the picture.

 

Copyright – Janet Webb
Copyright – Janet Webb

 

Genre: Horror? (100 words)

 

Faith looked at her recent purchase. Beautiful. The old antique dealer said it was magical. Faith blew him off, nonsense she said. She loved it because it was big, expensive and would show her beauty off nicely.

Like everything in her life, it was to show her at her best.

She stepped in front of the mirror. Later that day, people said they could hear her screams for blocks.

When the old man heard the news, he smiled. He did try to tell her that the mirror showed people as their true selves. He’ll retrieve the mirror once again, tomorrow.

 

 

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Friday Fictioneers ~~ April 4, 2014

I’m late! I know I’m late, but I have been so busy. So this is going to be short and to the point.

If you don’t know what Friday Fictioneers is all about click on our hostess’s name, which is Rochelle and that will take you to her blog and she’ll tell you all about it.

If you just want to read lots of other great stories based on the same picture prompt, then click here, that will take you there.

Above all read and have fun! Thanks, I also appreciate all comments.

 

copyright-Kent Bonham
copyright-Kent Bonham

 

Genre: Crime Drama (100 words)

“Who found the body?”

“One of the lighting techs, he was testing the lights when he spotted him.”

“Did he touch him?”

“No, sir, it’s a pretty bloody mess, spooked him enough that he just called police.”

“Poor soul, he never had a chance. Wonder where his head is? ”

“We have people looking in all the garbage bins on set, but nothing yet.”

“Sir!! Sir!! We found a head, sir! You need to see this!”

Walking towards the pale young officer the detective stooped down to the bloody box at his feet.  Sighing, he straightened.

“Damn, we got a problem, this head’s female.”

 

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Friday Fictioneers ~~ March 28, 2014

Hello People!

Welcome again to this week’s edition of Friday Fictioneers. Where almost 100 writers from all over the globe get together to write 100 word stories based from the same picture. It is hosted every week by the super talented Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Click here if you would like to join us in writing these fantastic stories.

Click here if you would just like to read more stories.

As always, thank you so much for coming by!

THE CHALLENGE:

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

THE KEY:

MAKE. EVERY. WORD. COUNT.

 

Copyright-John Nixon
Copyright-John Nixon

 

Genre: Fantasy (100 words)

“Briar! Where are you Briar?! We must go before we are caught!”

“Shh Fen! We won’t get caught if you are quiet!”

Fen saw  Briar shimmer in the sunlight. She was a beautiful fairy but Fen knew they would have to face the fairy council if they were caught.

“I just want to see a human Fen, I have never seen a human before.” Briar pouted and her purple eyes shone with excitement.

Suddenly Fen saw something and shouted to Briar, “Look out!”

Moments later Fen looked at a terrified Briar, “That was close!”

“That stupid human almost stepped on me!”

 

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Friday Fictioneers ~~ March 21, 2014

Good day people! Hope your week has been going super.

As you can see it’s that time again. Friday Fictioneers time! Please take the time to cheer on with comments your hard-working writers. Go and participate or go and just enjoy so many stories based on the same picture.

Go here to read the rules and say hi to our wonderful talented hostess Rochelle.

Go here to read all the other magical stories.

THE CHALLENGE:

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

THE KEY:

MAKE. EVERY. WORD. COUNT.

Copyright -Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Genre: Literary Fiction (104 words)

Running down the alley, he flung the gun into a dumpster. He heard the sirens behind him. The clerk in the store should have just handed over the money. Instead, he died trying to be a hero.

 

He noticed the old building up ahead.  If he could reach the roof, he’d be scott free. He ran inside the old elevator, slammed the iron doors shut.  Quickly punching the top floor number he laughed, thinking how he outsmarted the cops.

His scream could be heard a few minutes later as the elevator cable snapped.

A piece of paper ruffled with the breeze, it had come away from its tape.

“Elevator Broken”

 

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Friday Fictioneers ~~ March 14, 2014

Welcome to the land of Friday Fictioneers which starts on Wednesday. Please don’t be confused, as people from all over the world participate and so the challenge has to start on Wednesday to be fair to those all over.

Thanks for reading and visiting and if you would like to participate with us, please head over to the headmistress Rochelle’s  blog and read up on the few rules. If you just want to read other great stories based from the same picture, then click here and read away! Oh, make sure you read and comment on mine first though. Thank you very much!

THE CHALLENGE:

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

THE KEY:

MAKE. EVERY. WORD. COUNT.

copyright – Adam Ickes
Copyright – Adam Ickes

 

 

Genre: Literary Fiction (100 words)

Walking down the planks she is frightened, her heart beats fast, her palms sweaty, her breath taken in short gasps.

Marriage, arranged when she was but a child. A man she has never seen. Now grown, she is told to fulfill her obligations.

Her mind screams, no! But her feet take her onward.

A love is in her heart for another.  Alas, he also is promised to another, as that is the way of her people.

She walks to the end, lifts her eyes in fear. Tears start to fall, as she sees her lover waiting for her.

Their eyes show relief, then love.

 

 

 

 

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Friday Fictioneers ~~ March 7, 2014

Welcome to the land of Friday Fictioneers which starts on Wednesday. Please don’t be confused, as people from all over the world participate and so the challenge has to start on Wednesday to be fair to those all over.

Thanks for reading and visiting and if you would like to participate with us please head over to the head mistress Rochelle’s  blog and read up on the few rules. If you just want to read other great stories based from the same picture then click here and read away! Oh, make sure you read and comment on mine first though. Thank you very much!

THE CHALLENGE:

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

THE KEY:

MAKE. EVERY. WORD. COUNT.

Copyright – Danny Bowman
Copyright – Danny Bowman

 

Genre: Literary Fiction (102 words)

 

Gasping from the heat, having had no water for days, Henri stumbled and fell. His dry, cracked, bleeding lips moved in silence. His claw like fingers digging in the hot scorched earth.

His feet bare, blistered,  raw from running, walking, crawling. His caked eyes red from the glare of the sun. He drew himself up, shaky on weak legs. He took another leaden step, then another.

He had to keep moving or die in the heat of the afternoon sun.

Henri jerked awake, swung his legs off the bed. Naught but a nightmare. He stood and limped to the sink for another drink of precious water.

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Friday Fictioneers ~~ Feb 28, 2014

THE CHALLENGE:

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

THE KEY:

MAKE. EVERY. WORD. COUNT.

Thank you Rochelle for another great Friday Fictioneers. If you want to see what the Friday Fictioneers is all about click here. If you want to read other great stories based on the same picture, click here.

Copyright -Sandra Crook
Copyright -Sandra Crook

 

Genre: Literary Fiction (98 words)

“The hay is making me sneeze!”

“Hush Hanna! The driver will hear you.”

Aaaachoooo! Mica the hay is driving me crazy! It itches too!”

“Would you rather have walked to town?”

“When Papa finds out we’ve run away to get married, he is going to be so angry.”

“Once we are man and wife, Hanna it won’t make any difference.”

“You are right, I will stop complaining.”

“We are almost there Hanna. Once the tractor slows be careful jumping down. Soon we will be man and wife.”

Once down, they heard a voice………

“Well daughter, what have you to say for yourself?”