THE INVITATION

 

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Photo Copyright: Roger Bultot

We’re gathered here again this week. Now we’re sitting on virtual benches across the road from a virtual old deserted building near a downtown area. Our guide and hostess for this gathering is the gracious and talented artist and author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers, and the challenge this week, and every week, is for each of us to write an original story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt provided for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Roger Bultot. Thanks, Roger.

To read the other stories from group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box. The link for the other stories this week is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/4-december-2015/

Genre: Crime Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

THE INVITATION By P.S. Joshi

The elderly movie star Steve had been interviewing all afternoon was a nice guy.

Greg Payton smiled. “Steve, you’ve been so pleasant, why don’t you let me take you to dinner?”

“Thanks, Mr. Payton.”

They drove downtown to a dilapidated building. Weeds were growing up to the door.

“Don’t mind the looks of the place,” Payton said. “I’ve eaten here often.”

He opened the door, and they entered. Inside it was empty with a streaked, stained, dusty floor.

Payton pulled a hunting knife, plunging it into Steve’s chest. He took out a large, strong, plastic bag from his pocket.

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LOIS’ FIRST CAR

 

Cars, decorated and half-buried.

Photo Copyright: Jean L. Hays

Here we are again this week. Today we’re sitting in virtual folding chairs across from a virtual tourist attraction where three cars are buried slanting skyward. We’re here to once more discuss our original stories for the week. This is the Friday Fictioneer’s group. Our hostess is the gracious and talented author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge for each of us is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt provided for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Jean L. Hays. Thanks, Jean.

To read the group’s other stories, just click on the little blue frog in the blue box after clicking on the link. The link for the other stories this week is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/o7/01/3-july-2015/

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

LOIS’ FIRST CAR by P.S. Joshi

Lois’ first car was bought by her dad using the small amount of money left her by her grandfather. When he made out the Will, he’d been divorced by her grandmother and said, “Lois is probably the only one who’ll outlive Martha.”

Time proved him almost right. Grandma Martha died at the age of 97.

Lois kept a diary. She wrote:

“Dad and I went to the downtown used car lot. Dad favored an old, black, four-door sedan.

“I looked inside and said, ‘Dad, I can see the ground through a hole in the floor.'”

“Good enough,” he said.

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NEW BEGINNINGS

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 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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