Friday Fictioneers 8/20/20 – ‘River of Love’

I had a little extra time this week, so I decided to jump back into Friday Fictioneers. If you’d like to take part and write your own 100-word story based on the picture below, just visit Rochelle’s Blog for the details at this link. The photo is courtesy of Ted Strutz. My story is belowContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers 8/20/20 – ‘River of Love’”

Friday Fictioneers – 2/26/20

I don’t manage to take part in “Friday Fictioneers very often these days, but tonight I decided I just needed to write a story for the prompt. If you’re interested in taking part in writing stories of 100 words or less, hop over to Rochelle’s place and get the rules. My story this week isContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 2/26/20”

Friday Fictioneers – 6/17/19

Friday Fictioneers this week is based on the picture prompt below by Valerie J. Barrett. My story is below the picture.   SEEDS FOR A NEW BEGINNING The old stove looked as if Granny would be scurrying back into the kitchen any minute. I could almost hear the teakettle hum. The house should have feltContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 6/17/19”

House of Flawed Flowers — Friday Fictioneers 6/5/19

I haven’t played “Friday Fictioneers” in a long time, but today when I saw the picture I couldn’t help myself. I take no responsibility for the subject matter. It was the jacket hanging on the end of the banister that did it. Honestly — I couldn’t help it.  🙂  And the weirdest thing is thatContinue reading “House of Flawed Flowers — Friday Fictioneers 6/5/19”

Belated Goodbye

  “This was your family’s restaurant?” Erica asked. I nodded, silent, reliving that horrible night: My fiance Haydn’s pushing me into the cellar and commanding me to keep silent, no matter what.” Erica understood. “You never saw him again?” I shook my head. “Two survivors said he’d been captured. But I never could find out.”Continue reading “Belated Goodbye”

How About a Glass of Wine?

  “What the heck are they?” “They look like candle holders to me.” “Hmmm, I don’t see any candles. Hey this one is open down to the bottom … and so is this one. Maybe they’re fancy vases.” “Well, they sure wouldn’t hold many flowers. Wonder why Aunt Enid left them to us.” “Honey, youContinue reading “How About a Glass of Wine?”

The Journey – Friday Fictioneers 9/8/17

  Created by feet of Shoshone buffalo hunters, the trail had eventually become a stage coach road. But today, Hiram Baker plodded it alone – hungry, thirsty, bone-weary. His horse had given out two days ago, and all that kept him going was the love of a blue-eyed woman waiting for him beyond that mountainContinue reading “The Journey – Friday Fictioneers 9/8/17”

Friday Fictioneers: 7/14/17

To participate in this week’s Friday Fictioneers, visit Rochelle’s site. The picture prompt below is the property of  Janet Webb.   BETRAYED BY TECHNOLOGY He’d done it. He smiled at the perfect job. He’d left her lying across the bed with the pill bottle in her hand. And she hadn’t even suspected that he’d doctoredContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers: 7/14/17”

Friday Fictioneers 12/23/16: Dear Diary

To get involved in this week’s 100-word story challenge, visit Rochelle’s site.  This week’s photo is courtesy of Roger Bultot. My story’s below the photo. Dear Diary, Tonight after play practice, Sheila, Janice, and I drove to Rudy’s Drive-In for burgers and root beers. We’d planned on going inside, but as soon as we droveContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers 12/23/16: Dear Diary”

Friday Fictioneers 12/2/16: Solitary Confinement

I’m determined to participate in this week’s Friday Fictioneers. The prompt for the 100-word story is the picture below, compliments of Jan Wayne Fields.   SOLITARY CONFINEMENT He crossed out the date. Two years now – and only a little crazy. The symptoms had abated, but government doctors weren’t negotiating about his exile. “Sorry, Nigel,”Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers 12/2/16: Solitary Confinement”

Friday Fictioneers 6/8/16 –

To join the fun of Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge, just follow the link for the details. Photo by Jan Marler Morrill.  My story is below the picture.   Sebastian had said, “Follow the alley until it curves right. Stop at the blue door in the wall. Knock four times.” Okay, here was the turn. YesContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers 6/8/16 –”

Friday Fictioneers Reruns: ‘But Not Always’

I haven’t had much time to write lately, so since the Friday Fictioneers challenge is doing summer reruns this month, I took advantage of the situation. I’m “reruning” the story I originally wrote for this challenge way back in ????? Photo copyright belongs to Rich Voza.  My story is below the picture.   BUT NOTContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers Reruns: ‘But Not Always’”

Friday Fictioneers — 10/2/15 — ‘Humpty Dumpty’

Hurray,  I’m doing the Friday Fictioneers challenge this week. Just can’t seem to get it in every week, but I do like to take part when I can. If you’d like to join in and write a 100-word story based on this picture — by Marie Gayle Stratford — just follow the link to Rochelle’s place for theContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers — 10/2/15 — ‘Humpty Dumpty’”

Friday Fictioneers, 5/8/15 — ‘Soul Ties’

This week’s Friday Fictioneers photo just pulled the following story right out of me. Had no idea it was in there, but that’s half the fun of writing, isn’t it? Photo is courtesy of Madison Woods.  My story is below the picture.   SOUL TIES “Margo, you’ve been staring at that spigot for twenty minutes.”Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers, 5/8/15 — ‘Soul Ties’”

‘As I Sat On The Bus’ Writing Challenge: Week of 6/23/13

AS CODY SAT ON THE BUS As Cody sat on the cracked seat at the back of the bus, jostled by the jerky movement of the nearly worn-out vehicle, he couldn’t get her off his mind. He kept seeing her smile, hearing her throaty laugh at his flimsy excuse for jokes. He could still feelContinue reading “‘As I Sat On The Bus’ Writing Challenge: Week of 6/23/13”