FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SIR RODERICK

Old fireplace and oven.

Copyright: Rachel Bjerke

Here we are back for another week, gathered in a virtual inn near a small village surrounded by countryside. We’re here for a meeting of the Friday Fictioneers to discuss our original stories for the week. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for this group is to write a story whith 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 picture was supplied by Rachel Bjerke. Thanks, Rachel. To read the other stories from group members, just follow the link given below and click on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link for the other stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/20-march-2015/

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

A bit of backstory: Some time back, Sir Roderick’s ghost returned after a sleep of 400 years. The link for that first story is as follows:

https://patriciaruthsusan.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/sir-roderick-returns/

We are now following him to his next adventure. He’s decided to check on his favorite tavern nearby the castle. He’s also searching for any friends who may be around to bring him up-to-date and offer companionship. We find him reaching the sight of the tavern. We will read further episodes as he continues to learn his plight from friends along the way. Now for today’s story.

FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SIR RODERICK by P.S. Joshi

Sir Roderick was greatly disappointed when he saw the Spotted Stallion, his favorite drinking place. The wooden structure of inn and stables had rotted leaving only the brick fireplace and oven with the kitchen chimney. The woods had taken over the courtyard.

He was overjoyed at seeing both his old friend, Sir Thomas, and his favorite serving girl, Rose.

Thomas greeted him with a hug and moist eyes, “Roderick, you old scoundrel. I knew you’d be back.”

Rose greeted him with a peck on the cheek.

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NEW BEGINNINGS

dining-room

 Copyright–Jan Wayne Fields

 We’ve gathered together today in a small virtual restaurant in the suburb of a large city. Our hostess is gracious and talented author and artist Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re here to discuss our original stories for the week as the Friday Fictioneers. The challenge for this group is for each of us to write a 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 Jan Wayne Fields. Thanks again Jan. The link for all other stories is as follows. Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/9-january-2015/

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Word Count:  100 Words

NEW BEGINNINGS By P.S. Joshi

John had been laid off from his job at a restaurant downtown. Not one to give up, he took savings, rented space in a building, bought supplies, hired staff, and started his own restaurant.

The grand opening was scheduled for today. Everything depended on this business being a success. His wife was afraid. but tried not to show it. She was expecting their first child in several months.

He stood and looked out on the courtyard in back, waiting for the first customers. “This has to work,” he thought.

The front door opened and customers entered. “Table for four, please.”

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SIR RODERICK RETURNS

 

Steps down wall

Copyright–Bjorn Rudberg

Here we are once again, gathered this week in a virtual ruined castle with our gracious and talented hostess and guide, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. It’s December, but there’s rumored to be a ghost who returns here only in the Christmas season, and we hope to catch a glimpse of him. We’re wearing our winter coats to keep warm. We’re also here to discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneers group, and the challenge is for each of us to write a 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 Bjorn Rudberg. Thanks again Bjorn. We’ve just spotted the ghost, and Sir Roderick and I both wish all of you a Happy Holiday Season!

The link for all the other stories is as follows:

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/26-december-2014/

Genre:  Speculative Fiction

Word Count:  100 Words

SIR RODERICK RETURNS By P.S. Joshi

It was Christmas Day in the year 1614. All the knights at the castle had feasted after the long pre-Christmas fast.

Sir Roderick felt chest pains. “Probably overate,” he thought as he drifted off to sleep.

He awoke refreshed, but met with a strange sight. Half the roof was gone, and he was sitting alone on the banquet hall floor. All furnishings were missing.

He arose and walked into the courtyard. It was overgrown with weeds. He walked to the steps down the wall. They were also covered with growth.

He would eventually learn his spirit had returned in 2014.

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