Friday Fictioneers

27 06 2014

Two stories in two weeks! That’s almost regular. If you’ve stumbled here by accident, welcome to the Friday Fictioneers. If you like what you see, why not give it a go?

After last week’s semi-autobiographical piece, I’ve now calmed down again. Alas England are back in . . . well England, and another World Cup goes by without success. Come on guys, I’ve only got so many left in me!

(c) Madison Woods

Katerina Pletskova was a Witch

At least that’s what the other children said, but Anya didn’t believe them. She thought the old crone just liked to scare people by placing bleached skulls in the surrounding trees.

Anya sighed. A dare was a dare, and that’s a serious thing. Leaving the others cowering at the edge of the woods, she walked slowly through the building mist towards the front door. The tiniest of knocks and honour would be satisfied.

But Anya never reached the door. Some said the mist took her . . . some say there’s a new skull in the old apple tree.

 

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Friday Fictioneers – The Storm

18 06 2014

Hi folks, it’s been a while. I promise to try and visit more often in future.

This week’s posted pic is from before my time, so you get treated to a brand new story. However, I do remember the pic at the top of the page (sandy path down to beach). I fondly remember it inspiring a zombie story.  Well, I had only recent read World War Z at the time. Check it out if you’ve got the time – both my story and the book! (Update – Having looked, it’s not the same picture after all! Just similar)

(c) Mary Shipman

The Storm

With a wrenching of timbers and a smashing of boards, destruction spread throughout the house. No room was left untouched as the raging storm that had been brewing steadily for the last hour passed through the flimsy wooden structure like a wrecking ball.

Miraculously untouched, a young woman stood in the centre of the room. Like the eye of the storm she exuded an otherworldly calm as she surveyed the increasingly expensive damage.

“Tom, calm down. I’m sure England can still qualify for the quarter finals.”