Friday Fictioneers #5 – (Un)Truth In Advertising

Copyright-Dawn Q. Landau

Copyright-Dawn Q. Landau

I’m taking a stroll through Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers archives and found this photo contribution. Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction challenge to create a 100 word story based on a photo prompt and then receive as well as share feedback with writers from around the world. Approx 100 submissions are entered every week.

***Friday Fictioneers contribution #5***

word count: 100

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Friday Fictioneers #4 – If You’re Reading This…

Copyright - Erin Leary

Copyright – Erin Leary

I’m taking a stroll through Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers archives and found this photo contribution. Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction challenge to create a 100 word story based on a photo prompt and then receive as well as share feedback with writers from around the world. Approx 100 submissions are entered every week.

***Friday Fictioneers contribution #4***

word count: 100

Day 103:

None of us were certain at first that the bright glow of light was originating from the sun.

Although the sky still had a menacing hammered glass kind of effect, at least it had remained quiet for weeks. Then the additional air assaults began as factions were deployed to finish what they started. We are still surviving underground but the rations are depleted. The cattle and fowl have all fallen prey to the nuclear fallout aka “the fog” (our code words when discussing these matters with the children).

I began this diary the day I began feeling ill.

Friday Fictioneers #3 – Travelogue

Copyright - Björn Rudberg

Copyright – Björn Rudberg

I’m taking a stroll through Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers archives and found this photo contribution from Björn Rudberg. Warning: what follows is a silly take on the photo. Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction challenge to create a 100 word story based on a photo prompt and then receive as well as share feedback with writers from around the world. Approx 100 submissions are entered every week.

***Friday Fictioneers contribution #3***

word count: 100

Her:”Good morning!”

Him: (groggily) “Good morning.”

Her: “See…flying on an airplane is not so bad…especially after you combined a Xanax with a glass of single malt scotch. You slept just like a baby.”

Him:”Well, I’m just glad we got that part over because, as much as I love you and knowing how long you’ve wanted to go to the Bahamas, I just had to get over my fear of flying once and for all.”

Her:”Good to hear because our next flight leaves in an hour…there’s been a slight mix up.”

Him:”They lost our luggage?”

Her:“Yes..along with all sense of direction.”

Friday Fictioneers #2 – A Light Bulb Moment

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Photo copyright Dawn M Miller

***Friday Fictioneers 2nd entry*** Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction challenge to create a 100 word story based on a photo prompt and then receive as well as share feedback with writers from around the world. Approx 100 submissions are entered every week.
Word count: 100

Him: “Honey I’d have to rewire the thing to get it working again . Not to mention out of ALL the yard sales we’ve been to today this is the only lamp with most of a broken bulb remaining in the socket. ”

Her: “But it reminds me of that beach house we rented in Savannah that summer. We never did get out of the house much as I recall.”

Both share a knowing smile.

Him: “Are you sure this is the one?”

Her: “Yes but after 33 years I’m still considering my options with you…so don’t push your luck.”

Friday Fictioneers #1 – Assembly Line Heart

Copyright -Claire Fuller

Copyright Claire Fuller

***This is my first contribution to Friday Fictioneers. I welcome your feedback!*** Friday Fictioneers is a weekly flash fiction challenge to create a 100 word story based on a photo prompt and then receive as well as share feedback with writers from around the world. Approx 100 submissions are entered every week.

Revised 2/2/2014 Word count: 99

My heart came down an assembly line. Pounded, burned and forged like steel, buffed and shined by the hands of several lovers through the years.

Although the first dropped it by accident, another did her best to test its tensility like a child would that of an old unwanted toy. Yet another was bent on breaking it beyond recognition…which seemed to take me an eternity to return it to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Actually, none of them ever asked for a design…each just took it and ran. However, the only one of them that really matters never gave it back.