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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 ~~ September 13, 2013

It’s that time of the week again! Well, I know I’m a tad early, but got appointments on Friday and so I wanted to make sure I got FF’s in this week!

Also wanted to thank our hostess Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for  manning the wheel again this week. Also wanted to thank her for her birthday wishes! Thank you kind lady! (It’s my birthday today, but shhhhh!) 🙂

If you want to join FF or read other great stories just click on Rochelle’s name and off you go to a wonderland of words!


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.)


Make every word count.


Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields
Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields


Genre: Historical fiction (100 words)


“See her Charles?”

“Yes, I see her.”

“She’s beautiful! Just think we saw her like our great grandparents did!”

“Not exactly sis.”

“Well okay, not exactly, as we aren’t immigrants. Thanks to them.”

“They didn’t stay here long before they moved to Milwaukee.”

“What did they use to call Milwaukee, back then?”

Charles smiled, “the German Athens.”

“Our great-grandparents were part of Milwaukee’s great beer industry.”

“Yes, they helped in establishing  PabstSchlitzMiller, and Blatz.”

“I’m quite proud of our ancestors Charles, even if I don’t drink beer.”

Charles laughed, “I know sis, I hate the taste of beer too.”