Photo Copyright: Victor and Sarah Potter

Here we are this week gathered near a spider’s web, a large one. 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 be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Victor and Sarah Potter. Thanks, Victor and Sarah.

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:

12 January 2017

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


It was broiling outside and frosty in the lounge. George enjoyed this escape from everyday reality, this chance to meet people.

As he stepped up to the bar an exotic fragrance entranced his senses. A beautiful woman now stood close to his left side. Turning to him she produced a Virginia Slims and whispered, “Have you a light?”

He felt like he was floating.

Putting a warm hand on his she repeated, “Do you have a light?”

Coming back to reality he answered, “Sure.” Pulling a Zippo from his pocket he lit her cigarette.

He’d been ensnared.






















51 thoughts on “BEWARE THE WEB

    • Ha, ha. I love that comment, Rochelle. I never thought of smoking as sexy either. I had serious sinus problems and the smoke from other people bothered my throat. Probably more people smoked in those days because the movies made it look glamorous. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


    • Thanks, Anurag. I’m glad you liked the story. I’m afraid it was far too easy to be a romance without consequences. She’s more like a woman in a James Bond movie. She’s after more than just poor George. He just doesn’t realize it yet. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Michael. I’m happy you enjoyed the story. Cigarettes turn me off and I like some perfumes while I’m allergic to others. I have a serious sinus problem probably due to allergies. I wrote this story like the old film noir and pulp fiction pieces. I’ve been reading a book by the well-known author James Scott Bell entitled HOW TO WRITE PULP FICTION and that probably influenced me πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, Bjorn. I’m glad you liked the story. It probably took place in the 40’s or 50’s when it seemed glamorous. I’m so glad neither of my children smokes. My husband didn’t and neither do I. —- Suzanne


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