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Here we all are again for another week. Today we’re gathered near a virtual old vine-covered stairway. 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 each 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 Amy Reese. Thanks, Amy.
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: Speculative Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
THE VINE-COVERED STAIRWAY By P.S. Joshi
Twelve-year-old Sarah was visiting her grandmother in the summer of 1967 and was bored.
Her grandmother gave permission to walk through the village, but not to go near the old estate on the edge as it was dilapidated and dangerous.
Sarah entered the village and saw the estate wall with a vine-covered stairway going to the top. It looked safe so she started to climb. It was sweltering, she felt dizzy, but finally reached the top.
Was her imagination tricking her? Stretching before her was a vast green meadow with a castle in the distance. She was in medieval dress.