A 97-word story to a picture prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the Friday Fictioneers: PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas The young girl held her father’s hand. “What’s that thing, Daddy?” “Well, there used to be something here called an amusement park.” “Amusement?” She wrinkled her nose. “What’s so amusing about a busted-up railroad?” “It’s not…Read more Life Revisited
Here's a little 100-word conversation that jumped into my mind as soon as I saw this picture. It seemed relevant somehow. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, both for the photo prompt and for hosting the Friday Fictioneers. PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields "How can you report on something so stupid, Ted?" "I report what they tell…Read more Priorities
I'm on a roll! Here's another 100-word story to a photo prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and her Friday Fictioneers. Quick and easy, folks. This one is for writers: PHOTO PROMPT @ Jan Wayne Fields Cherie looked happily at the little clutch of supplies stuffed into the corner of her “desk”. Never mind that it was…Read more Story of My Life
A small story of children trying to understand the adult world, written to a picture prompt at Friday Fictioneers. PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda He held tight to her hand, his small head tilted back. “Does Mom really live way up there?” “That’s what the newspaper said.” “I’d like to live high up where nobody…Read more Out of Reach
When I was not so very young (i.e. should have known better), I made a casual remark, using a phrase I’d grown up with and never questioned. I said that someone had “welshed on a deal”. Another person sitting at the table took me very severely to task — I had disparaged the people of…Read more What’s in a word?
My first novel was set in the Sixties of my young adulthood, and I've never stopped trying to understand that troubled time. For that reason I accepted an advance copy of this book by Charles Person in exchange for an honest review: I did find this book surprisingly hard to get into at first, given…Read more Buses Are aComin’
with a little help from my friends. Here's a quick 100-word story I wrote to a prompt from our prompt guru Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for Friday Fictioneers. PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook “You gonna reopen, Nate?” “Nope. I’ve had enough.” One by one we surveyed the damage and sat to commiserate. Then Pete came in and…Read more I’ll get by. . .
I first wrote this as a reply to a blog post (https://laurierking.com/2020/07/the-case-of-laurie-and-the-monegasque-prince/) by writer Laurie R. King, New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes books and many others. It was such fun to write that I decided to brush it up and re-post it here. My event is a bit dated now…Read more A Scam in Two Acts
A 100-word story again, because this picture just got me to thinking: © Jennifer Pendergast There is a game my family played with three dice marked L, R, and C. If L or R came up when you rolled, a penny went to the person on your left or right. If C came up, you…Read more Choose Wisely, my Friend
PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays A 100-word story from long ago:Water sluiced off her body as she sprang up from under a wave. The next rolling wall of water was translucent green, containing for a breathless moment an arching shadow. A dorsal fin. Her heart recognized the sweet smile.“Look!” she cried to the others.…Read more The Shadow in the Wave