NIGHT ON THE BOOKSHELF

 

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Photo Copyright: Al Forbes

This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–October 9th, 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/2016/10/09/sunday-photo-fiction-october-9th-2016/

Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words

NIGHT ON THE BOOKSHELF by P.S. Joshi

It was night on the bookshelf in Laura’s bedroom. She loved fantasy and fairy tales.

About midnight while she was sleeping, there was movement on the shelf. She’d left a storybook open. A knight in shiny armor was clanking around followed by a woodcutter.

“My good man,” said the knight, “where are we?”

“I know not sire,” remarked the woodcutter. “The last thing I was doing was chopping wood for the king.”

The knight took off his helmet and gauntlets and put them under his arm. “I was at a tournament ready to unseat Sir Reginald. I could have succeeded too but my horse has disappeared. Where the dickens is my horse?”

Just then a shepherdess came along with a single sheep following her. “Good sirs, have you seen the rest of my flock? I’ve lost my sheep and don’t know where to find them.”

“Well don’t ask me,” said the knight. “I can’t find my doggone horse and he’s much bigger than a sheep.”

“There’s nothing to chop here,” complained the woodcutter. “The king will freeze in that cold castle and I’ll lose my head.”

In the morning, Laura sighed and once more put them back in their book.

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BO PEEP’S PROBLEM

 

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Photo Copyright: Sandra Crook

Here we are for another week. Today we’re revisiting a busy road with a lot of sheep in front of and hindering the progress of a car. Our hostess for this weekly gathering is the talented and gracious author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our challenge this week and every week is to write an original 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 is a rerun taken by Sandra Crook and requested by Jennifer Pendergast. Thanks, Sandra, and Jennifer. Here then is the same story I wrote the first time plus a few tiny changes.

To read the other stories by the 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:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/15-july-2016/

Genre: Fantasy Humor

Word Count: 100 Words

BO PEEP’S PROBLEM by P.S. Joshi

Bo Peep was crying and wringing her hands. She had lost her whole flock of sheep. She’d searched high and low, back and forth.

Whatever would she do? Her family depended on her. She’d never been in such trouble.

Until evening, everything had been fine. Then they disappeared. She thought she heard them so where could they be?

Little Boy Blue came along and offered to help. She explained her problem.

He went, looked around, and came back to her.

“Peep,” he said. “aren’t those the sheep over there?”

“Where?” she asked.

He shook his head. “You need glasses, Peep.”

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