Copyright - Sandra Crook

Copyright – Sandra Crook

She couldn’t put her finger on exactly how she had done it. Being famous hadn’t been her goal. It certainly hadn’t occurred to her that things would turn out like they did. Angie had dreams, big dreams, but no one else believed in them. She heard the same thing over and over all of her life.

“Give up these ridiculous dreams of yours, Angie. You couldn’t do that even if you were the last person on earth.”

The words cut. They cut like a jagged machete. It cost her everything she had, but she showed them. She showed them all!


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26 thoughts on “Angie’s Claim To Fame

  1. Impower You says:

    Perfect for the upcoming Dia de la Muerte holiday. I had to read it twice to make sure I wasn’t missing anything and am glad for all the comments affirming that I really did get it… thankfully not from Angie.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Yes, Day of the Dead is Angie’s favorite holiday. You got it, Leah. 😉

  2. pattisj says:

    I’m glad she stuck with it, and found success in the end.
    Good thing my grandchildren aren’t here–they’d be yelling, “Punch buggy,” as soon as they saw your header photo.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      punch buggy! no punch backs. That is funny, Patti.

  3. This is great! I sense the horror of it, but it also made me smile. Nice job. 🙂

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Good that’s what I was going for. Dark and absurd. Thanks Maddie.

  4. rgayer55 says:

    She showed them, but now there’s no THEM to gloat over. That’s one way to eliminate the competition.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Exactly, Russell. She cut them down to size.

  5. I’m guessing she WAS the last person on earth, so they were all right. Good one.


    1. Honie Briggs says:

      She set the stage…now what? HA!

  6. I’m sorry but I just read your comment about Angie’s list and could go no further; too funny!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thanks. A laugh is the best compliment ever.

  7. I always love your Friday Fiction! You have such a way with words.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Thank you, Val. Your comments always make me happy I keep writing.

  8. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Honie,

    Okay, I’ll bite. Who is Angie? I love your writing, just need more clues.



    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Dear Doug,
      She’s no angel. I hope you’re not disappointed…there is no back story. You and Rochelle do such a marvelous job placing your fictional stories in historical context, I just fly by the seat of my pants and see where it takes me. Sometimes I end up flat on my fanny.

      Happy Landings,

  9. Dear Honie,

    Okay, as always, you captivated me with your clear and concise writing. However I’m left scratching my head. What did she show them? What dream did she aspire to? Angie who?



    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Dear Rochelle,

      Angie is fictional; the last person on earth. She doesn’t know the difference between dreams and ambition. Non-specific goals left her dissatisfied, drove her to desperation. I suppose she didn’t end up showing anyone anything except the edge of that jagged machete.

      Coulda Called Her Lucy, (Lizzy Borden’s sister?) 😉

  10. Great Idea Honie, I like the idea that determination wins out. Well done.

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      Determination. Does it every time. 🙂

  11. Oh, wow, Honie. A chilling, thrilling piece. The words cut, like a jagged machete. Perfect choices!

    1. Honie Briggs says:

      I thought I would try my hand at the gruesome this week since there have been some that caught me by surprise on the last few prompts. Just so happens an ad for Angie’s List came up when I logged in this afternoon. HA!

      1. Oh, that’s funny, Honie! Angie provides inspiration, yes she does.

        1. Honie Briggs says:

          Well, she was the last one standing anyway.

          1. rgayer55 says:

            I love that comment it would have made a great title for this piece.

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