Tag Archives: micro fiction

Hope for a Peaceful Dinner?

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Janet dropped her fork and gasped.  I could feel the disapproving eyes of the couple at the next table.

“Are you OK?” I asked.

“The ceiling blinked at me!”

A sidewards glance at the smirks.  “Blinked?”

“Yeah, right there it opened up and for a moment I could see a tunnel of colorful tile that stretched forever.”

A waiter appeared.  “Is everything alright?”

As I was trying to formulate a response, the ceiling opened and sucked the laughing couple at the next table out of the room.

“Yes,” I told the waiter, “but can I see the wine list again?”

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word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.

One Man’s Heaven….

PHOTO PROMPT © Bradley Harris

Dawn spread her multi-colored spender across the sky, painting each cloud with her brush. 

Stan took a deep breath, held it for a second, then let it out, a routine that sent bolts of energy charging through his body.

He took another step out of the lush, tropical green onto the ledge, getting a better view of his little slice of paradise and the shimmering ocean beyond.

The golden glow of the clouds faded as the sapphire sky deepened.

The warm sea beckoned.

“When will a freakin’ rescue ship ever come to take me from this God-forsaken place?” Stan muttered.

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word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ Bradley Harris. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.

It Lies Within

PHOTO PROMPT © Brenda Cox

I hate cities and this one was no different, dingy and grey.  The crowds of people, far too many and far too close, were as washed-out and lifeless as the cold concrete.

I passed a pavilion filled with sterile art.  I steamed by, dismissive until I noticed.

Bright colors of nature in the form of traditional Japanese art.

I caught my breath.

The artist was painting a new scene, fresh as a spring day.

“How…?” I pointed.

He smiled.

“Beauty is not out there; it is in here.” He touched his heart.

Print in hand, I explored the beautiful city.

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word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ Brenda Cox. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.

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I don’t remember when I last participated in Friday Fictioneers. It was a busy December! I hope to be able to start back up again :)

It Flows Downhill…

PHOTO PROMPT © LIsa Fox

He’s the only one who gave us good information during the chaos.

Don’t matter one iota.

He did a lot of public projects that helped millions.

Means nada.

He…

So, you are excusing his behavior? Justifying it?

Of course not.  I’m saying that the good work still exists even if performed by a monster.  Think of Wagner’s music and…

…and it is still the music of a monster, just as all of his “public projects” are just that, so much “public defecation”.  He’s a politician…

But what about your guy?

He’s a businessman, not a politician.

Now there’s your manure…

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word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ LIsa Fox. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.

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(Trent, stay out of politics!!!!) There is a big name (which will remain nameless ;) ) that is once again in the news. Yesterday someone I know said something along the lines of how good they thought some of the things he did back when he did them, but now that they know what type of a man he is, it is obvious that those works are actually awful. This person isn’t a fan of the businessman, but I have heard people use that argument…. Anyway, fiction, fiction, fiction, not my opinion!! ;)

Some Day….

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

The alley was empty.  Soon it would be full of delivery trucks and people preparing for the day.

Del half noticed that the lamps were dark and the street light.  It was the other way around when he was heading home to change after the gig.

He hated his work and was always tired.

As the newbies they played their three sets after the popular bands had played theirs.  Made for late nights and small audiences.

He played through a tough line in his mind, wishing he had time to practice.

“You’re late,” Bob said as he opened the door.

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word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ Roger Bultot. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.

To Never Be the Same

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

Everyone was sure it was the end of the world as they knew it.

The storm began with a huge surge and hurricane winds.  Lightning struck the church, taking the steeple and roof.

For days everyone hunkered in their houses waiting for the end.

When the storm subsided, they knew they still had to face the invasion fleet.

The sails of the mighty flagship appeared.  And then another ship.

But that was it.

Where was the fleet?  Why the white flags?

The seasick remnants of the invading army surrendered in the burnt-out church.

Life for the town was forever changed.

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word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ Ted Strutz. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.

(The angle of the view made me a little seasick, so… ;) )

It’s Meta, Daddy…

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast

Where four and ten meet we have a flying four in common?  Right?

Of course, Daddy.

So how does Santa get in here?

Down the chimney, of course!

I mean the diagram.

So do I.

But…

Look at the three convergent points…

Flying four, flying platform and flying Santa?

…and you have the answer.

But I don’t get this truck…

It is meta, Daddy, what is so hard about that?

And you say that is me in the middle, where everything intersects?

Of course, the provider of Christmas gifts.

I don’t follow…

It is hard explaining set theory to adults!

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word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ Jennifer Pendergast. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.

Secret Identity

PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

Wow!  Cool beam weapon!  Is this part of the Planetary Defense?

Kid has some imagination… No, it’s just a telescope.  We use it to observe the cosmos.

Oh, I get it, secret identity and all.  Turned one way and it gathers light and lets you see billions of light years, turned the other and it concentrates the light into a super beam. You can both see them coming and shoot them down.

I’m sorry, this is purely scientific.

Right.  Your secret is safe with me.

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Command?  Identity of Planetary Defense Weapon Six on Keck has been compromised.  Please advise.

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word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ Douglas M. MacIlroy. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.

It has been months sine I joined FF! I took a short break, and the short break seemed to stretch on and on… Not sure how easy it will be to visit everyone, but I will try….

Plan B

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

“I think I am all cultured out.”

“Really?”

I had that figured out when we set foot on the Air France flight to go on “the vacation of a lifetime”.

The Louvre was boring.

I heard the phrase “Awful Tower” far too many times.

Grand chateaux were as exciting our neighbor’s house.

Sitting in a historic medieval village, sipping coffee, and he finally realizes he is not having the time of his life?

But then his face lit up. I followed his gaze.

It took me two minutes to add working farms to our itinerary.

I’d save our trip yet.

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word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ Sandra Crook. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.

Perhaps It’s Time

PHOTO PROMPT -Brenda Cox

We made the list again, Mr. Mayor.

We finally broke the top 10 best city for a new business?

No, we are still in bottom five of bicycle accessible cities.  Perhaps it’s time…

I will not inconvenience a single car for those wing-nuts.

The economist all say…

I don’t care.

The protests are getting bigger.

Tell the police chief I want him to start shooting those eco-terrorists.

Tell him yourself – he’s leading the protests and is outside your window.

What?

On a bike…

On the twelfth floor?

If they can’t ride on the roads…

Any allies?

No.

Perhaps it’s time…

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word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by @ Brenda Cox. If you want to join or see other stories, go to the inlinkz linkup.