AN IGNORED WARNING?

 

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Photo Copyright: C.E. Ayr

Here we are this week in a garden near a purple door. We’ve gathered in this lovely place 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 including 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 C.E. Ayr. Thanks, C.E.

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 his week’s stories is as follows:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/25-november-2016/

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

AN IGNORED WARNING? by P.S. Joshi

John dreamed every night about a purple door. It was always the same. He’d touch the door and wake up.

He told his wife about it but she just told him not to pay attention.

One night he was finally able to open the door.

On the other side was a marvelous vista of an exquisite green meadow full of flowers and a magnificent castle in the distance.

John’s wife woke to find him lifeless, stiff, and cold beside her.

The doctor at the hospital spoke with her.

“The autopsy shows it was a heart attack. Was there any warning?”

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THE DUTIFUL PRINCESS

 

Chain mail and swards--Al Forbes--July 31, 2016

Photo Copyright: Al Forbes

This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–July 31st, 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:

https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/sunday-photo-fiction-july-31st-2016/

Genre: Historical Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words

THE DUTIFUL PRINCESS by P.S. Joshi

He was tall and dark, and his long, curly black hair fell about his broad shoulders. His armor was polished, and he wore chain mail underneath for added protection.

He rode a white stallion which also wore armor. The royal crest emblazoned his shield attached to the saddle. A magnificent broadsword hung from his belt.

Following him were his page, squire, and attendant knights. Behind them came the caravan with the supplies. They were riding to claim his promised bride, the exquisite Gerta, eldest daughter of the king of the neighboring kingdom.

Gerta was deeply unhappy. She dearly loved her father’s advisor, Sir Rolph Markstadt. He was neither handsome nor grand, nor had a beautiful stallion, nor rode to claim her hand. He did, however, have a quick wit and a quicker intelligence.

She was also a good, dutiful daughter so would take her place beside the prince as they marched down the aisle on their wedding day and say, “I will.”

She would then help him as he ruled his kingdom, giving him ten healthy children to carry on his line and connect his kingdom with other kingdoms. She would never complain. It was Twelfth-Century Bavaria.

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