Copyright: Rachel Bjerke
Here we are back for another week, gathered in a virtual inn near a small village surrounded by countryside. We’re here for a meeting of the Friday Fictioneers to discuss our original stories for the week. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for this group is to write a story whith no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s picture was supplied by Rachel Bjerke. Thanks, Rachel. To read the other stories from group members, just follow the link given below and click on the little blue frog in the blue box.
The link for the other stories is as follows:
Genre: Humor Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
A bit of backstory: Some time back, Sir Roderick’s ghost returned after a sleep of 400 years. The link for that first story is as follows:
We are now following him to his next adventure. He’s decided to check on his favorite tavern nearby the castle. He’s also searching for any friends who may be around to bring him up-to-date and offer companionship. We find him reaching the sight of the tavern. We will read further episodes as he continues to learn his plight from friends along the way. Now for today’s story.
FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SIR RODERICK by P.S. Joshi
Sir Roderick was greatly disappointed when he saw the Spotted Stallion, his favorite drinking place. The wooden structure of inn and stables had rotted leaving only the brick fireplace and oven with the kitchen chimney. The woods had taken over the courtyard.
He was overjoyed at seeing both his old friend, Sir Thomas, and his favorite serving girl, Rose.
Thomas greeted him with a hug and moist eyes, “Roderick, you old scoundrel. I knew you’d be back.”
Rose greeted him with a peck on the cheek.