Photo Copyright: Al Forbes

This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–October 2nd, 2016. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt.

To read the other stories written by group members, just click on the link below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link to the other stories this week is as follows:


Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words


The hospital corridors were full of the wounded. The worst of them were left to die. There was no other choice. There was not enough medicine and other medical supplies for everyone.

The planes continued to bomb the neighborhoods and the hospitals were not spared. It was a malicious, hellish war. Women and children weren’t spared. No one was safe. There was no longer any place to hide. The people were being bombed into submission. The country was being demolished one city at a time.

It seemed there was more than one enemy but they now looked all the same. Other countries bombed from the air or supplied weapons but sent no fighting troops, just advisors.

This had long ago been called the land of the free and the home of the brave. People made wrong choices. They wasted their votes by not voting at all.

“What’s the use,” they said. “We’re not interested in either person running. We’re showing our disgust  by not voting.”

Some voted for candidates who couldn’t win. This also wasted their vote.

Because of this candidates were voted in who said they could do everything by themselves. This is what a dictator says.




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Copyright–Madison Woods


Here we are again to show our creativity by writing original stories for the Friday Fictioneers weekly challenge. This challenge is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to include a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt supplied for the week. The talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, is the gracious hostess for this challenge.  This week she’s visiting family, so a prompt from a couple of years ago is being reused. The prompt had been supplied by the previous hostess, Madison Woods. Thanks again, Madison. Have a good trip, Rochelle. The link to Friday Fictioneers is as follows:


Genre:  Humor Fiction

Word Count:  100 Words


Julia Warren slogged the whole day cleaning  for her bridge party the next afternoon.

Tommy ran in to show his mom the bag. “Look at all this candy. This is better than last Halloween. What a haul.”

“Listen Tommy,” she threatened,” don’t overdo. Remember last year.”

He looked at her in disgust. “Hey Mom, I’m ten now. Don’t you think I know better than to overeat?” He raced to his room.

Two hours later, Tom Warren found his wife scrubbing at the hall carpet. “Dare I ask?”

“Tommy didn’t make it to the bathroom,” she mumbled through tears and anger