STILL IN BUSINESS

 

Photo Copyright: Sandra Crook

Here we are again and this week we’re gathered at a derelict building in a small town. We’ve come together 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 counting the title. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and be inspired by the picture prompt for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Sandra Crook. Thanks, Sandra.

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 this week’s stories is as follows:

26 January 2018

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

STILL IN BUSINESS by P.S. Joshi

David Pitstop and his wife, Flora decided to spend their delayed honeymoon in exotic Pashchandra, Redonia.

“Darling, I’ve checked and found great rates at the Raj Hotel there. It has three stars which isn’t perfect but acceptable considering our budget. Here’s a picture.”

Flora observed and agreed it was attractive.

A week later they checked in, two men hefted their baggage, then started up the stairs.

“Is there no lift?” David asked.

One answered, “It’s out of order, Sahib as three of four floors above are gutted during renovation. Luckily, you have a faucet with cold water.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A NARROW ESCAPE

 

Fireworks--Vijaya Sundaram

Photo Copyright: Vijaya Sundaram

Here we are for another week. Today we’re watching fireworks in the night sky. 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 was provided by Vijaya Sundaram. Thanks, Vijaya.

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/2016/08/31/2-september-2016/

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 words

A NARROW ESCAPE by P.S. Joshi

Maggie had decided to go to work for her father-in-law at his novelty factory. The work wasn’t hard, and the pay wasn’t that bad. Besides, being the boss’s daughter-in-law, she doubted she’d be fired.

After starting work, she began to notice disturbing things. Several of the other employees were missing at least one finger. Also, she developed a cough.

When she’d worked there several months, she was aware of a gradual turnover rate of workers. She finally worried so much she turned in her notice.

Two months later there was a chemical explosion and fire that gutted the place.

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