BOTTLES

 

Bottles-Sayjal Joshi

Photo Copyright: Sayjal Joshi

I’m writing this Drabble (100-word story) for the Festival of Drabbles 2015 hosted by Michael Brooks on his Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/TheCultofMe/

and on his blog which is as follows:

http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/

I hope you enjoy the story, Suzanne Joshi.

 BOTTLES by P.S. Joshi

Grandma Fig collected frosted bottles of all shapes and sizes. Before dying, she asked for her granddaughter, Amaseena.

“Amaseena,” she whispered, “don’t take lids off the bottles. If there’s a serious drought, you can remove the lid of the large blue bottle.

Since then, Amaseena had been afraid of the bottles. The contents were murky, but at night eyes seemed to be peering out, except for the large, mysterious blue bottle.

A year came when there was a great drought. Amaseena took courage and got down the blue bottle. She carefully removed the lid, and it rained for one month.

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THE WALKWAY

 

Tree house in a Mango tree.

Photo Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my contribution for this week to Monday’s Finish the Story. It’s hosted each week by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday, Barbara supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the sentence given with the picture prompt.

To read the other stories from group members, be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link. The link for all other stories this week is as follows:

https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/mondays-finish-the-story-sept-21st-2015/

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 2+6+150=158 Words

THE WALKWAY by P.S. Joshi

She lived in a mango tree. At least sometimes it seemed that way. A writer, Marilyn had the little tree house built for her needs.

It was okay until it rained, as the bathroom was in the main house. She needed a covered walkway so she wouldn’t get half drowned during storms.

One day there was a glow, and a beautiful fairy with a wand appeared.

“I’m your fairy godmother,” she said. “Do you desire a handsome prince?”

“No,” Marilyn replied, “I’m married.”

“Now I’m confused,” said the fairy. “Why was I called?”

“Well, I didn’t call you. Unless….”

“Yes,” said the fairy.

“I could use a covered walkway to the house.”

“Is that all? Why?” asked the fairy. “I’m not a builder.”

“There’s no bathroom here and it’s raining.”

“Oh, all right,” said the fairy. She reluctantly waved the wand, and the walkway appeared.

“Thank you,” said Marilyn

“You’re welcome,” said the fairy, and disappeared.

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BIGGLESTON CITY’S PROBLEM

Tunnel

Photo Copyright: Stephen Baum

Here we are again this week. Today we’re sitting in a virtual cafe near a virtual tunnel in the city. 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 Stephen Baum. Thanks, Stephen. 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/2015/07/08/10-july-2015/

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

BIGGLESTON CITY’S PROBLEM by P.S. Joshi

Biggleston City was growing and had a big problem. The traffic on McTweety Street was terrible. The city council had a meeting.

In the meeting it was suggested a new traffic light be put up.

“But,” said one councilman, “there are frequent power failures in the city so a light won’t work.”

“Ah,” said another councilman, “Let’s build a tunnel under the street. We’ll call it a subway.”

So it was decided. A fine tunnel was built lined with tile.

The next spring it rained and rained. The new subway filled with water. Another council meeting was called to order.

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A DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT

Submarine

Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my weekly contribution to Monday’s Finish the Story, hosted by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday, Barbara supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the first sentence given with the picture prompt. Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box, after clicking on the link, to read the other stories.

The link for all the other stories is as follows:

https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/mondays-finish-the-story-may-18th-2015/

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 3+11+150=164 Words

A DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT by P.S. Joshi

The crew of the Angel Flame received orders to head out.

The Commanding Officer on board the sub was Commander Oliver J. Periwinkle. His years of service showed in the lines on his face. This assignment would add more.

“Skipper,” said his Executive Officer, Chief Bradley Blankton. “This’ll be a dangerous venture.”

“Yes,” said the Skipper. “I’m afraid we’ll meet with trouble. The President’s sent us since this ‘is’ the finest crew in the Navy.”

“Sir,” said the Chief, “Did you say that an enemy sub had been spotted off the coast of Alaska? Has it been identified?”

“Not yet,” said the Skipper. “That’ll be our job. We better be accurate as we don’t want to blow up the thing before we find out where it’s come from.”

“Ollie Periwinkle, are you daydreaming again?”

His aunt’s voice blasted at him, and he jumped straight up.

He grabbed a stubborn pea pod and attacked each seam vigorously. Peas rained down.

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