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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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I’m Still Alive ~ With Some Good News!

Hello everyone! Yes, it’s me and I’m still alive! (Barely)

I may be still alive but I’m tired beyond belief. This moving business is hard work. After this weekend, though it should pretty much be over with as Saturday is the target day for the big move! Yea!

I close the deal on the new place Friday afternoon and move Saturday. So these last few days are going to be super busy! I will be so damn glad when it’s over!

But enough of my whining, and yes I’ll have cheese with that! haha!

I do have some good news!! 

Ether Books ( are publishing another one of my stories!!! It’s a two parter called “House of Mystery”.  Part one will be out for your reading pleasure within the next week or so and it’s a paid download! More good news for me! I am so super excited. I’m working on part two and hopefully will have it finished soon. 

Some of you may remember a short story I wrote last year called House of Mystery. Yes, it’s the same story with extra added in and a lot of editing done. I worked hard on it and am very proud of the story. So please all my dear readers download the app for Ether books here  And look for my story under the pen name JLPhillips. 

For those of you new to Ether books, you can read about them at My story will only cost you .69 cents! An inexpensive great read!

This is the blurb for “House of Mystery”, just to get you ready for a good mystery story.

Four people work to solve the mystery of a 100-year-old house. Two people have already vanished without a trace. What does it take to not only solve the mystery, but to SURVIVE the mystery?

I really do appreciate any support on my writing! You readers are awesome!