Photo Copyright: C.E. Ayr
Here we all are again for another week. Today we’re gathered in a virtual beach home. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original 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.E. Ayr. Thanks, C.E.
To read the other stories by the group, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.
The link for this week’s stories is as follows:
Genre: Humor Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH By P.S. Joshi
The CDE Film Company rented a beach house to shoot a TV movie. The cast and crew stayed at a local hotel, but the director stayed at the house.
The first night he heard a terrible clanking on the stairs. Being wakened by the noise he got up and went to look.
An old lady specter lugged chains as she grumbled.
“First it was the tourists, now a dog’gone film crew. I’m moving out. I’ve had enough. No self-respecting ghost should have to go through this nonsense.”
She turned, saw him, and said, “Don’t just stand there. Come help me.”
I’ve written this for a blog by author Teagan Geneviene about the senses. You can read her piece and find links to others in the comments at the following link:
RETIRED AND DECORATED By P.S. Joshi
There she sat, year in and year out, alone, decorated by nature to make the eyes glad and the nose grateful.
The old locomotive had been a majestic sight in her day. As she barrelled down the track, coal smoke rose up her mighty chimney and billowed into the air.
But she’d been retired to a side track and the flowering groundnut vine had wound around her to give her a second glory she’d not known in her working life.
From spring to mid-summer the vine bloomed with a canopy of fragrant lavender flowers. Butterflies and bees flitted and buzzed about and birds sang and nested. It provided both home and food.
The locomotive felt a peace she’d not know before. She was still useful.