PHOTO PROMPT © Nick Allen
“Six … I count six broken dreams …”
“Oh my god Jerry! They’re just watering cans! I’m gonna put flowers in them.” Zan thrust a faded can into her boyfriend’s hands. “Saw it on pinterest; such a great way to spend a Saturday.” Jerry looked down at their toddler son. Last time Zan ‘saw it on pinterest’ the family had to dress as zoo animals for pictures. “This is what you do for love kiddo.” He whispered. “Oh look! Here’s a yellow one!” Zan clasped her hands and gasped. “It has a bluebird!” “Seven … I count seven …”
Word Count: 99 Many thanks to Rochelle for hosting weekly Friday Fictioneers. Visit her page for more info about the challenge. Want more fictioneers? Click the blue froggy below.
PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson
He ran his fingers through the raging water. The boss was right, the rapids were tumultuous enough. The rabid water ripped gentle leaves below the surface, corrupting them beyond recognition.
“We’re all absorbed into chaos eventually.”
His walkie buzzed to life, “Tomas, are you ready?”
The boss said nothing would change without the influence of old words …
“Ready.” His voice was steady but only now did Tomas feel the sun beating down on his neck.
The first strings of red rushed through the rapids towards the town water supply.
They would pay for their dependence on old words today.
Word Count: 100 Many thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers!
PHOTO PROMPT © Yvette Prior
Christian peered under the porcelain mugs. Mama was specific, “don’t touch anything”.
Being super careful so they wouldn’t break was the next best option.
He sighed as the mug search revealed nothing. A woman, her hair still in rollers, watched him carefully misplace dirty napkins in the trash.
“Excuse me.” Jasmine’s attention was pulled to the sight of her son rifling through sugar packets by one of her more difficult regular guests.
“Christian, I told you not to touch anything.”
“It’s Diamond, she got out.”
From the dining room the woman with rollers in her hair screamed, “a snake!”
Word Count: 99
Thank you, thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Is it the same moon we see?
Do you watch it roll slowly above the horizon, arcing gracefully?
I trace its path with an uncertain finger, lingering on the point where I dream our palms should meet.
A perfect intersection, a crossing of the souls. A perfect arcing destiny, straight into the heart from Cupid’s bow.
I wonder which plane you left on and if you’ll ever return. If you ever do, I wonder should our hearts meet again, perhaps under glistening Sun?
Dreams come true, if only for a night, a moment. If only under the perfect arcing moon.
PHOTO PROMPT © Gah Learner
And thank you to
Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneer’s every week.
Word count: 100
Lanky and odd with gentle features, Johnny’s pa called him “sissy boy”. He served bloody noses and fat lips in hopes of toughening the boy up.
Johnny collected forgotten dresses from his older sister’s closet and hid them in the old shed. When he thought no one was peeking he slid their silken fabrics over his skin.
One night nosy Mary-Ann wouldn’t leave him alone.
He tried to escape his older sisters prying eyes but found himself cornered when she threw open the creaky shed door.
“You really should ask before borrowing clothes, that zipper is tricky, let me help.”
PHOTO PROMPT © Nathan Sowers grandson of our own Dawn M. Miller
Thank you to
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers
This here’s a true story.
The moment I realized what rock bottom looked like as I barreled from above.
And tried to hit the brakes but just wasn’t strong enough.
I wasted drunken moments counting lighters scattered around, at least ten collected in my dead flower jar.
Then the music stopped and that moment of eerie silence …
Right before girls screaming and wild stampeding.
“There’s a boy on the bedroom floor. There’s a boy dying through that door.”
In my apartment.
High on my drugs.
Drunk on my liquor.
I wasted moments counting lighters … I spent seconds wishing on stars.
PHOTO PROMPT © Yvette Prior
Word Count: 100
Many thanks as always to
I honestly do not know if this will work in 100 words, I like it but I also know it seems kind of abstract.