Friday Fictioneers #15 – Almost Done

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright = Douglas M. MacIlroy

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

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.

Please read the other submissions here: http://new.inlinkz.com/luwpview.php?id=465857

Almost Done

(Word Count: 42)

Writer: “Everything I write is crap.”

Inner critic: “Correct.”

Writer: “No one will ever take my work seriously.”

Inner critic: “And…”

Writer: “I have no original ideas worth exploring.”

Inner critic: “Ooh! You’re going off script now. My work is almost done.”

Friday Fictioneers #14 – Their New Lives

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright - Sandra Crook

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Sandra Crook

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.

Please read the other submissions here: http://new.inlinkz.com/luwpview.php?id=465542

Their New Lives

(Word Count: 100)

Marta forced her arm out of Jorge’s grasp. “Stay down and shut your mouth before they find us!” he scowled.

Siblings always fight but this time it was for their new lives.  The man they knew as “El Jefe” took their money but broke his promises and used them to distract the US border patrol (who would never fire on children). Meanwhile, he maneuvered a large amount of heroin to a specified location for pick up.

Marta hated the grueling terrain and filth surrounding them but there was no turning back.

America was their only hope.

Friday Fictioneers #13 – Photogenic Memory

Studio Lights from Kent

 Copyright Kent Bonham

 

 

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.

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Photogenic Memory

(Word Count: 100)

“Look at us – why didn’t we work out? I mean, over one cocktail, we’ve picked up exactly where we left off.”

“Please! You were SO career-driven. I spent many nights crying myself to sleep – longing to become your priority.”

“The money was fun to spend though. Remember Fiji and the Maldives?

“Yes and I was furious when you cut both trips short for work! See there’s that photogenic memory of yours again.”

“You mean photographic?”

 “No – photogenic. You remember yourself as the handsome star of the show basking in the warm spotlight.”

“Ok. Got it. Next topic…”

Friday Fictioneers #12 – Family Tree

Copyright-John Nixon

 

 

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.

Please read the other submissions here: 

Family Tree

(Word Count: 100)

“Ya gotta believe me, Jimmy – she double crossed us.”

“Ray, ALL I believe is that you’re a damn liar! You and your dumbass girlfriend over there thought you’d use MY car for the getaway.”

“C’mon man, we’re family – “.

“So while ya’ll split the bank bags, the cops would put the A.P.B. out for me?”

“No!  I – I mean…”

 “Guess what she said just before I slit her throat? ‘He buried it under a tree.’ So when you’re done digging her grave, you better find those bags.”

 “And if I don’t, cousin?”

“Then you better dig two.”

Friday Fictioneers #7 – The Bridal Chorus

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Copyright – David Stewart

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: 99

The cloudless Oregon sky and bucolic countryside became their cathedral.

Fortunately, this was the mildest July any of the old folks could recall and, of course, a nervous groom in a rented tux needs all the relief he can get. His uniform of well-worn denim and scuffed up boots is of no use to him as his flowingly gowned bride to be (still out of view from the rest of the attendees) began to eye the perfectly adorned gazebo where he stood waiting.

Both hearts leapt as the ringing of a makeshift bell tower replaced the traditional bridal chorus.

Friday Fictioneers #6- The Bartender

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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

That’s my wife. Her name is Linda.

We settled in Camarillo soon after my failed attempt to take Hollywood by storm. She encouraged me to continue to develop my passion for painting, if for no other reason, to help retain my sanity through all the auditions and rejections. My claim to fame is I was anonymous businessman #3 standing in a lunch line for one of those Grisham movies.

She was a dancer and taught some privately but, when we felt the timing was right, we scraped every penny and took a loan out for this restaurant.

So…how’s that Sangria?

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.”