Thursday, September 12, 2019

Open Book

PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr

I can read you like a book.

That's what he said each time I wanted to do something. He'd order my food at restaurants because he knew what I wanted.  He'd buy jewellery and clothes for me because he knew my tastes.

He said he wanted to improve me and if I truly loved him I’d follow his advice.

So when we remodelled the kitchen he picked out the décor he knew I would like.

I am glad he chose that expensive meat cleaver with the high-carbon stainless steel blade.

Worked like a treat.


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Written for the Friday Fictioneers.  Word count:100

The photo this week comes from that master of macabre tales - CE Ayr, so how could I resist this tale.

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Potted Plant Plot



The maestro was in his element, mumbling to himself while examining the bookshelf.   In great excitement he seized me by the coat-sleeves.

I have been an imbecile Watson.  Observe the evidence, his eyes glittered, tell me that you see it too.

You amaze me, Holmes, said I, who is it?

The footprints on the top shelf.  The murderer was here in this room disguised as a plant .

How do we find him?


Inspector Lestrade must look for a man resembling a potted plant.

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers.  Word count:100

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I have another flash in this week Shelf Life

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Shelf Life

Copyright Penny Gadd

I have been a lower shelf person for all my life.  The kind that is always within easy reach.  Need company for a movie? Call me.  Want a last minute party inclusion to make up numbers? Hey I dont mind, I know how busy you are, invites slip your mind. It happens.

You? Always at the top of the shelf and a little hard to reach but you do get around.  Spreading out in all directions, upward mostly but occasionally sending feelers down and reminding us of your presence. 


Eventually you will find your way to my shelf.

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers.  Word count:100

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I have another flash in this week Potted Plant Plot

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pursuit of Happiness

PHOTO PROMPT © Linda Kreger 

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.” - Socrates.

All I ever wanted was for her to be happy. I congratulated her when she announced her engagement to that wealthy financier.  She had clearly moved on after our relationship.  Some would say it was a natural end to a high school romance.

Nothing held her back.  Her widowed mother, a feisty lady who enjoyed her independent living, gave her permission to move.


But it's hard to abandon a parent who needs looking after a violent home invasion.  So she stayed.  Look at how content we are now.

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers.  Word count:100

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Hello Fictioneers, it's been a while.  I didn't realise that I had been away that long till I saw the date of my last post.  I have missed a few by not wanting to put in a late submission but I intend to work on that and contribute more.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Drama Queen

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

As a performer she was peerless.  All she needed was a willing audience and she would feed off their emotions.  Draw them in to her world where fiction and truth would tango together. She knew she was meant for a bigger stage and bided her time. 

Then she met him, she knew was destined to be his queen.  As a widowed father all he needed to see was her nurturing nature to be sure.  So she played the part and spun a web so sweet and caring.

And now in the royal chamber she stands.


“Mirror, mirror on the wall.”

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers.  Word count:100

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Travellers


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“Nervous?”

The gentleman in an airline uniform gives me a kind smile.   I suppose it’s on my face, this journey that I never wanted to take but am now booked to go.

“A little” I reply.

“Relax,” he says “It will be over before you know”.

 I take another look at his startling green eyes in a face that is wrinkled like a prune.

I nod at the other travellers, “I expected it to be different, not such an orderly wait.”

He laughs.

“We do need to update the books.   I am Charon and I’ll be flying your craft today.”

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers.  Word count:100

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I am sorry I didn't rite last week, I was just going through a bad spell ;-)

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