Friday Fictioneers — February 22

The Painted Fence Odd … the fence so freshly painted. The barn still bore silent scars from enemy troops scouring the countryside of its rightful owners and leaving all to ruin. A few lucky farmers had fled, losing all they’d worked for. But before … before death and destruction … she and Johann had walkedContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers — February 22”

Friday Fictioneers – Week # 77 — A Royal Love Story

This week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt is a photo by David Stewart of a statue in his home city in Korea.  My response turned out to be a love story — maybe because my focus this week is on Valentine’s Day.  Here’s David’s photo, followed by my take on the challenge. A Royal Love Story Once uponContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – Week # 77 — A Royal Love Story”

Friday Fictioneers – February 8, 2013

This Friday’s challenge is here in the form of a photo from Rich Voza BUT NOT ALWAYS He was Cherokee, she Scottish-American. But the moment they met in the airport coffee shop, they were connected. Waiting out the fog, they talked like old friends. When her plane was called, he carried her bag to herContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – February 8, 2013”

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups — Week 76 — ‘Beneath The Surface’

This week Julia gave us a word prompt for our 100-word challenge: “… beneath the surface …” If you’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, you can visit Julia and get all the rules at this link: My imagination led me in the direction of poetry this time, and I found that it’sContinue reading “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups — Week 76 — ‘Beneath The Surface’”

Friday Fictioneers — February 1 — As It Was In The Beginning

Well, I am waaaaaaay out in left field on this week’s challenge.  It was fun getting here, but I don’t have enough words to get back.  This piece is definitely “stream of consciousness” writing. Here’s the photo prompt that Rochelle gave us — courtesy of Claire Fuller, who created the sculpture and took the photo.Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers — February 1 — As It Was In The Beginning”

Friday Fictioneers — January 25 — A Place That Knew Him

Well, Friday Fictioneers is rapidly becoming a habit.  There are such wonderful writers out there who take part in this challenge. It’s an honor to be able to work with them on the same material each week, and it’s a privilege to see how wide and far-reaching the creativity can be when so many talentedContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers — January 25 — A Place That Knew Him”

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups — Week #74 — Freezing

Julia’s new challenge this week can be found at this link: The prompt is the phrase:    “… the extreme weather meant …” Here’s my contribution: FREEZING “Dr. Corbet, from the U.S. Natural Disaster Center, is at the news conference to bring us up to date on what the extreme weather meant this pastContinue reading “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups — Week #74 — Freezing”

Friday Fictioneers – 1/18/13 – ‘Survivors?’

Below is my offering for this week’s ‘Friday Fictioneers’ Challenge from Rochelle. You can check out the challenge and learn how to take part at this link: SURVIVORS? She was about to polish the menorah when the phone rang. “They’re coming!  They’re two blocks east of you!  Run!  Hide!” Cold, paralyzing terror washed throughContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 1/18/13 – ‘Survivors?’”

100 Word Challenge for Grownups –Week # 73

I couldn’t resist jumping in this week. Thanks to Julia for all these great challenges. They help so much with the “discipline” of writing, don’t they? This week’s prompt is  “… the notes from the piano ….” So here’s my take: THE SILENT NOTES Lucy couldn’t understand. One whole octave silent … dead. She’d beenContinue reading “100 Word Challenge for Grownups –Week # 73”

Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge – ‘Love’s Song’

I wanted to join in with the other Friday Fictioneer participants this week, but I have to admit that my contribution is ‘illegal’ — being closer to 180 words. However, since this is the little story that kept nagging at me from the very first moment I saw the picture below, I have written itContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge – ‘Love’s Song’”

100-Word Challenge For Grown-Ups, Week 67 — What’s It Worth?

Maybe I’m just in the mood to get into new challenges, but I really think it’s the chocolate that did it.  Anyway, I couldn’t seem to resist trying out Julia’s challenge this week.  Here’s the link to her site:  And the picture for the challenge is below — along with my “story.” WHAT’S ITContinue reading “100-Word Challenge For Grown-Ups, Week 67 — What’s It Worth?”

Picture It and Write Challenge: ‘In the Beginning – A One-Act Play’

I originally posted this short one-act play a few months ago, but yesterday I came across a writing challenge connected with the picture below, and I thought the play fit the challenge perfectly.  So I’m sharing it as my response. Here’s the link:  Picture It and Write: In The Beginning: A One-Act Play Time:Continue reading “Picture It and Write Challenge: ‘In the Beginning – A One-Act Play’”