A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what if 100 words will do?

Friday Fictioneers is a global community where writers are challenged to make every word count. Each week a photo prompt sparks creativity and ignites imaginations around the world.

The Bully’s Little Brother

The second it happens, ain’t no way we’re gettin’ outta there. Jeffery and me, we was friends since birth, so, once I committed to his plan, that was it. All we could hope was to give his brother the punishing he deserved before he killed us. “Git down,” Jeffery whispered. “and wait for the signal, …

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The Sad Café

If I could take back anything, it would be that day. Our eyes filled with tears. The waitress pretending not to hear the question. The pit in my stomach as I choked on the reply. Clattering pans in the kitchen drowned out by the sound of two hearts breaking. Now a sickening melody accompanies a …

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The Rock That Knew Too Much

The only thing better than reading Friday Fictioneers is joining in the fun with 100 words of my own. This week there happened to be an unoccupied hour and I couldn’t resist the chance to pair a flash rant with the photo prompt courtesy of fellow Fictioneer C.E. Ayr. A day late, but not short …

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Dream Job

Service Without A Smile They could have just paid their server and left, never to return, but NOOOO! Gerard always caught the wrong end of the customer service stick. How did the kitchen seem to know to make a major screw up when he was in the middle of running payroll or doing the grocery order? …

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Not Your Mama’s Fiction

We live in a world of confusing messages about what it means to be a woman. Are we supposed to be diamonds, daisies, or snowflakes? Tinsel on a tree? Chasing rainbows? Then there’s the question, “Who can turn the world on with her smile?” Women in the workplace, beholden to benevolent counterparts for their willingness …

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The Rusted Bucket List

Among the list of things I never want to experience again, getting stuck in an airport overnight is damn near the top. It’s right below pregnancy, which is just above having my brain surrounded by a fortress of mucus. This is what happened a couple of weeks ago when I was stranded at the airport …

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One Hundred Words 101

Friday Fictioneers has become a staple on my blog. Creating a story using only 100 words has impacted my writing in ways I did not expect when I first discovered the group of talented writers led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Now everything I write goes through a rigorous edit to separate the wheat from the chaff. …

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Measured Response

The Sum of My Parts Blistered feet carry me to the edge where I have fallen to my knees more than once. I’ve lost my way a dozen times, chasing someone else’s dream. My heart beats a mile a minute as I land on my ass with arms outstretched toward a seemingly unattainable goal. Why …

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Alternative Fiction

It came to me in my sleep, as many fantastic ideas do, that I should give myself an extra challenge and try to come up with a story without first seeing this week’s Friday Fictioneer prompt. Fortunately for me, the 100 words I chose were easy to manipulate to match the photo provided courtesy of …

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