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NEWLYWEDS

 

Kitchen

Copyright: Raina Ng

Here we are again this week. Today we’re in a virtual model home and sitting in the kitchen. We’re here to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for this gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us is to write a story with 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 prompt was chosen from one used before, so is a repeat for some of us. It was supplied then by Raina Ng. Thanks, Raina.

To read the other stories from group members, just click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link. The link for the other stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/12-june-2015/

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

NEWLYWEDS by P.S. Joshi

A pair of newlyweds is strolling through a model home in a new development. Let’s listen in.

“Oh Henry, this is lovely. What room is this?”

“I think this is the kitchen, Laura. It looks something like the place where Mom cooks our food.”

“Oh yes, my mom cooks in a room a bit like this one. This looks a lot nicer than that kitchen though. The microwave is beautiful. I do know how to use that.”

“Well, never fear. Ha, ha. I’ll buy you the best one I can find.”

“Oh, Henry, you’re a great husband. I chose well.”

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RAGE OF ZEUS

 

Thunderbolt

Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my contribution for the week to Monday’s Finish the Story, hosted by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday, Barbara supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt. Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link, to read the other stories.

The link for all the other stories is as follows:

https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/mondays-finish-the-story-june-8th-2015/

I just want to add, my laptop was in the repair shop for several days, then I had to download “177” updates that had accumulated to be installed. It took part of the day and all through the night to install and update them. It became too late to send in a story last week, so I thought I’d wait for the new prompt.

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word Count: 3+14+150=167 Words

RAGE OF ZEUS by P.S. Joshi

Zeus was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it.

First, he sent a huge thunderbolt flashing through the evening sky. He aimed it directly at one of his other symbols, a monstrous oak on the edge of Olympus. It struck with devastating force, ripping the oak asunder. What remained caught fire. The blaze was seen for miles.

“That will show those stupid humans who is boss,” he thundered.

He raised his massive scepter causing another symbol, bulls, to stampede through farmers’ fields, breaking down fences.

A third symbol, mighty eagles, soared in flocks, then dived toward earth. People took shelter wherever they could duck inside.

Thunder was heard as Zeus shouted, “I have almost twenty children. Do they pay attention to me? No, they do not. I am a god. I am worshipped. Yet my own children defy me. It is the fault of their mothers.”

In his frustration, his giant tears cascaded to the ground below.

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THERE BE GIANTS

 

Huge Chain

Copyright: C. Hase

Here we are again this week. Today we’re gathered at a virtual beach to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess for this gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us is to write a story with 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 prompt was supplied by C. Hase. Thanks, C.

Congratulations to Jennifer Pendergast and family on their new son and little brother, Dominic.

Also, I’m sorry my story is so late. My computer was in the repair shop for several days.

To read the other stories from group members, just click on the little blue frog in the blue box after clicking on the link. The link for the other stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/5-june-2015/

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

THERE BE GIANTS by P.S. Joshi

“Dad,” said Sean, “Are there such things as giants?”

“Well son, there were giants once upon a time.”

The child looked puzzled and asked, “I’ve never seen giants. Why is that?”

“Well son, people stopped believing in them so they went away.”

“Where did they go Dad? Is it far from here?”

“Well, Sean, they sailed far away. I don’t know where. Only their boat chain remains.”

“Dad, are we leprechauns?”

“That’s what some people call us, Sean.”

“Will we go away like the giants if people stop believing in us?”

“We might son, if people stop believing. We might.”

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