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#FridayFictioneers is a weekly flash-fiction challenge hosted on the blog of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  Each week, she posts a photo prompt for which those interested write 100-word [or so] stories to post on their own blogs.

This week’s prompt was the following photo:

#FridayFictioneers

Here is my 100-word story based upon the prompt:

Constructive criticism welcomed.

“Hey, your camera takes great videos.  Are these from your trip?”

“Yeah.  I got the camera just before I left and I’m glad I did.  Even though it’s so small, the pictures and videos are excellent.  I used it all through the Holy- Week festivities they had.”

“So I see.  Even right down to these lilies in your room.”

“What lilies?”

“These lilies in your window.”

“Let me see that.  Wait!  Where did THEY come from?  This is the video I took through our hotel- room window the morning of Easter Sunday.  There weren’t any lilies there – only the skyline.”

 

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#FridayFictioneers is a weekly flash-fiction challenge hosted on the blog of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  Each week, she posts a photo prompt for which those interested write 100-word [or so] stories to post on their own blogs.

This week’s prompt was the following photo:

#FridayFictioneers

Here is my 125-word story based upon the prompt:

Constructive criticism welcomed.

“How did I get HERE?” he wondered.

Staring at the spiral before him, he realised that it was his only way out.  He could see no doors, no windows and no other exit from the strange, twisting passage.

Cautiously, he tested the first step, making sure of his foothold before completely moving onto it.

It held steady.  He tried the next.

It was safe, as well.

Gaining confidence and no longer fearing the structure, he now revelled in his adventure – hopping and jumping down the rest of the steps.

Finally reaching the bottom of his winding descent, the sand flea emerged from the chambered nautilus, safely reaching the beach before another wave picked him up and, this time, propelled him away from the washed-up shell.

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#FiveSentenceFiction is a flash-fiction event hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  She provides a prompt and participants post five-sentence stories – inspired by the prompt in some way – on their blogs.  This week’s prompt is “whisper” and here is my story (really more of a brief prose poem – seem to do that a lot for this challenge):

Shall I shout my love from the tops of the hills?
Shall I proclaim it through a megaphone?
Shall I sing it in a rock concert?
No, I shall say, “I love you” in a way much louder than any of those.
I shall whisper.

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