Photo Copyright: Ted Strutz

Here we are this week sitting near a ferry loading cars. We’ve gathered to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess for the gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us this week and every week is to write a 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 prompt was provided by Ted Strutz. Thanks, Ted.

To read the other stories by group members, 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: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


Myra’s mind wasn’t on the rain as the wipers whisked the windshield of the dark blue Honda. The line for the ferry crept forward and her hands clutched the steering wheel so hard her knuckles were bloodless.

I have to reach the deck before it’s full. I have to.

A horn sounded and she jumped then eased the car forward.

They’d find Greg’s body bludgeoned in self-defense and she’d be found guilty. In panic, she ran. The ferry meant escape.

There was a forceful rap on the window.

“Ma’am please stop the motor, unlock the door, and get out.”

















51 thoughts on “ONTO THE FERRY

    • Thanks, Jellico. In today’s court system she might be right. Even though it was self-defense, she shouldn’t have run. It made her look guilty of outright murder rather than self-defense. She might have also destroyed evidence that could have helped her. I’m glad you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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      • Self-defense… that’s an entirely different story… GO GIRL! Hubby and have a thing we do whenever we witness the local constabulary/police doing their job whereby we yell cheers and thanks as we pass. Doubt they ever really hear it, but sometimes we get them to smile at us.

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    • Thanks, Russell. I was thinking of the police when I wrote it, but you’re right. I didn’t work out how they found her so quick unless maybe a nosey neighbor went next door to check, called the police, and gave information about the car, etc. What would we do without our neighbors? I’m glad you enjoyed the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Subroto. It sounds like you’ve read up on this subject. She could also have wiped down the area, making sure to get under things. It’s pretty hard, from the forensics shows I’ve seen on TV, to destroy all evidence. It would also be hard for a woman to move a man’s body. The police will see it wasn’t planned and that might help her. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


    • Thanks, Liz. She probably had a neighbor she’d confided to in the past who heard yelling, saw her run out, and went to check. She would have described the car, etc. Hopefully, self-defence will be taken into consideration. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


  1. Well done, Madam! I loved the suspense, also wondered what she had done to be caught so quickly and now that I know it’s self-defense, want to smack her for not being up front… though in times of stress, one does silly things…

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    • Thanks, Dale. She shouldn’t have run but she panicked. If the police are efficient, they should be able to tell by looking at her and seeing bruises, finding a past history of injuries, and the crime scene that it was self-defence. A neighbor who knew her probably called the police and gave information that speeded up her capture. I’m glad you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Bjorn. You’re right. It should be found it was self-defence and she’ll go free. The forensic department should be able to find enough evidence to prove it. I’m glad you liked the story. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


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