Lighted dome--C.E. Ayr

Photo Copyright: C.E. Ayr

Here we are for another week. Today we’re gathered in a virtual large city near the waterfront. There’s a virtual large building with a lighted dome. Our hostess for this group meeting 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 each write an original 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 C.E. Ayr. Thanks, C.E. We hope your pain has lessened.

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:

Genre: Science Fiction

Word Count: 100 Words


John and Louise were seated in the new, popular Dome Restaurant.

“Oh,”–Louise gazed, her eyes wide.–“this is lovely. When was it built?”

“Everyone just says it’s new. That’s it.”–His words spilled out.–“I asked several people. They all said the same.”

“Well, I was curious.”–Louise leaned forward and squeezed his hand.–“It doesn’t matter.”

It was their first anniversary and she didn’t want it spoiled.

“Attention, people of Earth.”–A voice thundered from an overhead speaker. “We will be taking off for Planet X-19 shortly. Fear not. We came in peace.”

The restaurant rose.




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Photo Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my contribution for this week 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 part of 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 other stories this week is as follows:

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 1+13+150=164 Words

LUIGI by P.S. Joshi

The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be the greatest failure since Napoleon’s invasion of Russia.

He started out well, but was overfed and couldn’t be squeezed into a highchair.

He didn’t get good marks in school. The teacher said, “He’s a daydreamer and doesn’t listen.”

He tried working for his brother, Nunzio, in the grocery business, but was too shy to talk to customers and priced items wrong. Nunzio finally said, “You’re fired.”

It turned out though he had a colorful imagination and a brilliant sense of humor. He bought some paper and a pen and started to write. He wrote hilarious stories about characters suspiciously resembling his family members.

At first none read his stories so all went well. Then his cousin, Angela, read one and recognized herself. She was furious. His brother, Rico, was next, then his sister, Renata.

He started to make money so they had to keep their mouths shut. The stories continued.

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