Photo Copyright: J. Hardy Carroll
Here we are this week gathered in an amusement park sitting in a picnic area. We’ve gathered 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, and anyone who would like to join 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 J. Hardy Carroll. Thanks, J. Hardy.
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:
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
AMUSEMENT PARK by P.S. Joshi
It’s always the same–the amusement park by myself surrounded by loud music and food smells; screaming, laughing, crying, singing, chanting people; clanking and creaking machinery.
There’s Randy, my boyfriend with Beth, my best friend. Feeling both angry and ill, I follow them onto the roller coaster, sitting directly behind them, making sure they don’t see me.
At the highest point, I lean forward, grab Beth’s ponytail, and unclick her safety belt. Randy tries to stop me but I, not Beth plummet downward. Now I’m being punished by having to relive it again and again.