Photo Copyright: Douglas M. Macilroy
This is the first time I’ve been able to take advantage of a repeat picture prompt for Friday Fictioneers. I first wrote a story for this in April of 2014. I looked up the story and liked it pretty much the way it was. I just made a few minor changes and am presenting it about the way it was in the original.
The Friday Fictioneers is a group of writers hosted by the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Our challenge this week and every week is to each write an original story with no more than 100 words not counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt for the week. This week’s repeat prompt was requested by Jennifer Pendergast and originally supplied by Douglas M. Macilroy. Thanks, Jennifer, and Doug.
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: Reality/Humor Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
THE COSTUME by P.S. Joshi
Halloween is my son Bradley’s favorite holiday. This year, at the age of ten, he decided to wear a costume of his own invention.
I could hear him mumbling to himself as he searched through old junk in the attic. I finally heard him yell, “Yes!”
He came downstairs carrying his granddad’s old diving helmet. This is great,” he shouted, pulling on the helmet. “I’m going outside to show my pals.”
Then from outside I heard, “Oh.” Thud.
I looked out. Bradley was sprawled on the sidewalk, probably embarrassed but apparently unhurt.
“Better pick something else, Bradley,” I advised.