Eiffel Tower--2015-09-07-c2a9-2015-marcy-b-ayanian

Photo Copyright: Marcy B. Ayanian

This is my contribution for this week’s 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 100-150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt. This week, both the picture and first sentence were contributed by Marcy B. Ayanian. Thanks, Marcy.

Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link, to read the other stories by group members. The link for all other stories this week is as follows:


Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 3+22+150=175 Words



As her mount shifted uneasily under her, she grasped the brim of her old felt Stetson, gazed upwards, and remembered Jean Pierre. (Marcy B. Ayanian)

There was a low growl. Margo clutched her stomach, the commentator stopped, the sound man checked his equipment, and the director yelled, “Cut.”

Margo gazed down at the director. “Larry, I’m famished.”

He winced, “Okay, Margo just a quick snack. We’re behind schedule.”

That evening, Claude Lamier called his agent. “John, how can I work with theese Margo? She is always eating. She will gain so much weight the horse will begin complaining.”

“Now Claude, just remember, Margo Digery also carries a lot of weight with the director. It’ll be a boost to your career to work with her.”

“John, I am the big star in France, and people will get to know me here also.”

“Not if Margo won’t work with you, so calm down.”

The next day on the set Margo tried to climb up, and the horse, Old Hoofer, galloped off the set.

Larry shouted, “Cut!”

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