Friday Fictioneers 10-1-21~ Critical Surroundings

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Upon exiting the pitch-black darkened forest, an odd edifice leapt into our view.
A welcomed reprieve, was the fading daylight, from our haunted disoriented wandering. It felt like the relief from removing of a blindfold.
The vacant manicured grounds shouted, “TRESSPASSERS!”.
Desperate to get back to camp, we left a note, and borrowed a small rowboat docked on the lake beyond.
The boat complained, “THIEVES!”
The lights of the campground grew brighter as we approached the opposite shore.
We looked at each other feeling foolish about forgetting our flashlights.
At last, the full moon rose and uttered, “Follow me, MORONS!”.

(100 words)

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Friday Fictioneers – 6/18/21

Rochelle has offered us the photo prompt below:

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

She’d resided here for four years.
Having made the decision to move, Mama led her young ones deeper into the woods.
A surveyor had walked through their woodlot, two nights before, disturbing the family’s treasured privacy while the sound of machinery had been “closing in” on their reclusive setting for two months. It was time to go.

Mama looked back a final time. The old pumphouse had stood up well in spite of neglect. She felt too old for the abrupt change but reluctantly moved on.

Twelve successful litters, in one safe place, was more than most opossums could claim.

(100 words)

18 June 2021 | Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

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Friday Fictioneers- Al’right Then

The fellas had ‘set’ out on the deck real late last night marveling at the annual river ice retreat.
They agreed that this year wasn’t as bad as last and spent time tagging ‘good stuff’ brought in with the rising water.
Dan got dibs on the wrought iron rails while Larry found some dandy pressure treated pieces to frame his generator bin. They’d check the Lost & Found list at the grocery before using them, though.
Yup, that beer went down al’right too.

They’d probably still be there if they’d bought more beer and had remembered to wear their waders.
(100 words)
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Friday Fictioneers 4/24/21- Terribly Revealing

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

“Hi, this is Jan from the Gender Studies department. How are you?”
“Fine. What’s this about?”
“We heard that you’re having a ‘gender reveal’ tonight on the canal. As a professor at our University, we strongly suggest you cancel.”
” Why?”
“We don’t believe your ‘reveal’ is consistent with our values.”
“And unless you cancel, we’ll have to reconsider your position here.”
“My decision to announce my child’s sex is a problem?”
“Its gender can’t be determined. I’m trying to educate you.”

That evening,Tracy joyfully learned she would have a daughter.
The University would hear from her lawyer.
(100 words)

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Friday Fictioneers- Shower Power

PHOTO PROMPT © Anne Higa  

There’d been a BIG problem with frequent flooding near the end platform of the subway.
The maintenance team finally busted down a wall, where the water was heavily seeping in, finding a one story shaft to an alleyway above.
Inside the shaft were soaps, shampoos, and neatly folded towels in a bucket connected to a pully.
The water spilled freely, with every rainstorm, from a cleverly constructed pipe leading from a building’s gutter system
A wooden fire escape ladder stood in the alley next to a sign:
Homeless Shower
Drop Ladder
NO singing unless the trains are running!

(100 words)
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Friday Fictioneers


The aroma of fried wonton and squid filled Lok’s nostrils as he made his usual downtown rounds.
He stopped by each shop and received a token of each proprietor’s appreciation then rested a moment while waiting to start his patrol.
Each restaurant closed its shutters and one by one doors were locked as the marketing district went to sleep.
All was still for only minutes before nighttime marauders made their move.
In an instant, Lok was after them!
Just the sight of him made them scatter and disappear.
One grateful stray cat proved cheaper and more efficient than any exterminator.

(100 words)
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Friday Fictioneers- Diversity

Rochelle has offered us another great photo prompt. I enjoy them and hope you’ll check them all out. Follow the link at the end to her page. Happy Friday … April Fools. I jumped the gun. 😉

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast

“Are you selling those?”
“Yes. Want one?”
“They’re not very diverse.”
“A dog, a cat, and a person is quite diverse. Are you actually talking racial diversity?”
“We need to keep that in mind.”
“I could burn a few and leave a few raw. Or how about I charge different prices?”
“C’mon this is important.”
“They’re cookies for cryin’ out loud. I’ll bet not everyone will think they’re delicious. How’s that for diversity?”
“Now, you’re being ridiculous.”
“Individuals are all different. It doesn’t get more diverse than that.”
“I’ll take those big ones.”
“The man and woman?”
“Ugh… never mind.”

(100 words)
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