Friday Fictioneers – Cranberry Sauce

20 12 2012

Time for some more Friday Fiction, 100 words of fiction based on a photo prompt. If you’d like to join in, go visit Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, she’ll tell you all about it.

Copyright Scott L Vannatter

Cranberry Sauce

The first Christmas without my mother was always going to be difficult.

It’s funny what you remember. She was allergic to cranberry sauce of all things. It used to annoy me for some reason: now it’s just a fond memory.

Christmas is a time to remember those no longer with us, and to be grateful for what we have: our health, our children, the cat that wandered in one day and adopted us. She’s on the table now, nuisance thing. She just took a sniff of the cranberry sauce – and now she can’t stop sneezing.



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BCF Month #1 – Prompt 2

20 12 2012

Time for part 2 of Business Card Fiction for this month. The idea is to write a story on the back of a business card inspired by a photo prompt.

The photo prompt for this round was chosen by our judge, Ruth Long.

I’m finding BCF harder than Friday Fictioneers, I can’t fit in as many words! This week I have used Berlin Sans FB, and tried putting my ‘business card’ the other way up. Looks like I can get about seventy words in, depending on paragraph breaks, etc.

BCF001b - Hope





Friday Fictioneers – Gone, But Not Forgotten

13 12 2012

Friday Fiction time. Short and sweet this week, 55 words.  Last week tried to visit everybody, but had to give up after about 45 stories as it was Tuesday again! Will try to visit as many as possible this week, but not around much Friday or Saturday, hence the Thursday posting. Although having had a quick check, there’s already at least 25 stories up there now!

Please join in, it’s fun. Go here to find out more.

Copyright Douglas M MacIlroy

Gone, But Not Forgotten

“Keep up everybody.”

“And here we have a recreation of Emilio’s shed. This is where with duct tape, chicken-wire and the most basic of tools, Emilio Santos created the first working invisibility shield generator. His vision, dynamism and sacrifice paved the way for a whole new branch of physics.”

“Unfortunately, Emilio hasn’t been seen since.”







Friday Fictioneers – Death for Dummies

7 12 2012

Hello again. Here’s my attempt at another short piece of Friday Fiction. Comments welcome, I’m here to learn.

Friday Fiction was originally the idea of Madison Woods and is now ably orchestrated by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. 100 words based on a photo prompt. How hard can it be?

Copyright Rich Voza

Death for Dummies

It’s not as simple as walking towards the light. There are many doors; many choices. The better your life, the more doors are unlocked. Live a bad life – and your options are limited.

The corridor was cold, the lighting harsh. My footsteps echoed off the hard tile floor. I’d tried every door handle twice; but none of them would open to me. Something was nagging at me, something faint in the back of my mind. A voice.

“Pete, come back!”







Business Card Fiction – Month #1 – First Prompt

4 12 2012

Thanks to Jeffrey Hollar, I’ve discovered Business Card Fiction. Yes, you guessed it, you have to write a story – based on a photo prompt – that would fit on the back of a business card! 370 x 215 pixels (either end up), minimum 12pt text.

Here is this week’s photo prompt:

And here’s my first stab at it. I’m using 12pt TW Cen MT this week, might try different fonts in future as this one came out a bit small.

The Drunk