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Photo Copyright: Ted Strutz

NOTE: My contest-winning short story was published this month in CQ Magazine. However, they’ve begun charging for subscriptions. I won’t ask anyone to buy a copy. I’ll certainly understand if you don’t. If you want to, the link is as follows:

https://www.magzter.com/GB/CQ-International/CQ-International-Magazine/Art/

Here we all are gathered for another week. Today we’re along a country river where one chair is sitting for some reason. We’re here to discuss our original stories for the week. We’re the Friday Fictioneers group. Our hostess for this 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 Ted Strutz. Thanks, Ted.

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:

https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/10-february-2017/

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words

REMAINS By P.S.  Joshi

There’d been floods before in Illinois but never like this. When the Colters returned from the shelter they could hardly believe it.

Instead of the village of Martinsville there was a mud plain with skeletal remains of buildings leaning here and there. They drove out to their farm with dread.

The sight made them go into shock. The barn was on its side in the caked mud and the house was completely gone. All that remained was a lone kitchen chair.

The insurance company wouldn’t pay for rebuilding on the same location. Their home, hopes, and dreams were washed away.

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TRAPPED

 

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Copyright–Douglas M. Macilroy

Here we are this week, gathered in the virtual insect house of the town zoo. This was Doug Macilroy’s idea. The spiders have just been fed. Good thing we’ve already eaten lunch. We’re here to discuss our original stories for Friday Fictioneers. Our gracious and talented hostess for this gathering is author and artist Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The weekly challenge for this group 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 for the week. This week’s prompt was supplied by Douglas M. Macilroy. Thanks again Doug. Happy Holidays to all!

The link for all other stories is as follows:

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/19-december-2014/

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

Word Count:  100 Words

TRAPPED By P.S. Joshi

Beth felt trapped. When she married him, Greg was sweet. His parents expected a lot from him, and he made them proud. He strived and became successful.

Added duties of his company job in Client Relations meant entertaining new clients. This included cocktail parties.

Beth found alcohol made him mean. Physical abuse to her, savage slaps and punches, began and escalated. Injured, she worried about their two children. Her parents were scared as well.

Finally, a concerned friend suggested she and the children go to a shelter. Trembling, she rapidly packed one afternoon, and her friend took them to safety.

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