Friday, 15 December 2017

Friday Fictioneers - Blind Date

The next photo is the PROMPT. Remember, all photos are property of the photographer, donated for use in Friday Fictioneers only. They shouldn’t be used for any other purpose without express permission. It is proper etiquette to give the contributor credit. 

Joining in with Friday Fictioneers, our photo prompt this week is supplied by Sandra Crook.


Anthony looked at his watch again, another minute had passed.  How long should he wait under the lamp before he could safely say that he’d been stood up?  He wished he hadn’t accepted the dare from his mates in the pub last night.  They’d obviously set him up for a fall.  He wouldn’t put it past them to be hiding somewhere with their phones ready to take his picture to send just to embarrass him.


Anthony whirled round.  A vision of gorgeousness stood behind him, blushing furiously he extended his hand and leaned in to kiss her rosy cheek.

Word count:  100

Cee's Black and White

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Abandoned or Alone

This week the topic is Abandoned or Alone. 

A lost baby seagull

Looking for his mum in the shop window!

Abandoned ruins

Lonely village hall and stage

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge - Letter Q

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter Q – Simply needs to have the letter Q

This week is 
Letter Q – Simply needs to have the letter Q  (queen, quiet, squeeze, squish). 

Here is my entry for this week:

Quill House

Orford Quay

Home-made quiches

Monday, 11 December 2017

Sunday Photo Fiction

Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in 200 words or less

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Eric Wiklund


She promised to follow him to the ends of the earth.  A new adventure he said.  A new life he said.  New friends, new opportunities he said.  She believed him.  She believed in him.  The night of the wedding she wondered.  Shrugged her shoulders, things would get better.  The next night, she gritted her teeth and the next and the next.  When they arrived at their new home she could hardly walk.  She stood as tall as she could, her pride would not let her hurt show.  She smiled at the house that was theirs.  Not quite what she expected from his description.  Not what she’d hoped for.  The people stood at their doors, sullen and suspicious.  His arrogance was showing.  He was the lord of the manor and the peasants knew it.  Behind closed doors the nightly rituals continued, the pain and torture that he told her was love was relentless.

Hope came in the garden, peace descended upon her soul, a fluttering began in the pit of her tummy.  She knew then that she would endure. She had to for the sake of the new life stirring inside her.  She would find a way, escape was her hope.

Word count 200

Friday, 8 December 2017

Friday Fictioneers

The next photo is the PROMPT. Remember, all photos are property of the photographer, donated for use in Friday Fictioneers only. They shouldn’t be used for any other purpose without express permission. It is proper etiquette to give the contributor credit. 

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson
Please be respectful of your readers and keep your story to 100 words or less. 


It was so cold she swore there were icicles on the end of her nose, she thought she looked like the bare tree adorned with sparkling dagger like icicles.

Alyson was tempted to look at her watch again, it was only a few moments ago that she had exposed her wrists to the biting cold.  Patience.   It was one of the disadvantages of always being early. 
She heard the squeak of the door then he appeared, muffled up against the cold, a quick hug and a kiss on her frozen nose before they hastened to their secret place. 

FFfAW Challenge

FFfAW Challenge-Week of December 5, 2017

144th Challenge
Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 12-05 through 12-11-2017

This week's photo prompt is provided by Enisa. 
Thank you Enisa!


So many noises, so many images. Round eyed and startled, her fur bristled, her whiskers twitched, her ears were pricked trying to sort out the sounds. 

Daphne knew the move was right for them.  It was the only way forward.  Her redundancy pay out gave them a cushion for a little while.  She’d get through Christmas on her own, with the help of Kitty Kat.  She had picked her up a few days ago and then her world collapsed all around her.  No boyfriend, no job, no home but hey-ho it was almost Christmas, a miracle could happen. 

Who was she kidding?  No, the further she travelled the better, far away from the sneaks and self-satisfied smug work colleagues who thought they were mightier than her just because they kept their jobs. 

Good riddance too to the ex-love of her life who had said, ‘that’s life.’ 

Goodbye to you and hello new life, new opportunities and maybe, just maybe a new love in her life. 

She’d look Tony up when she got to the village.

Word count: 175

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
1. A prompt photo will be provided each Monday pm to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.
2. Linking for this challenge begins on Monday pm and runs to the following Monday pm.
3. Please credit photo to photographer.
4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try and stay within this limit.
5. Please indicate the number of words in your story at the end of your story. (It doesn't count into the amount of words).
6. This is a flash fiction challenge (stories in 100-175 words or less) and each story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Therefore, no serial (continuation) stories. They become too complicated for our readers.
7. Add your story to the InLinkz Link-up (Blue Froggy button). Please let me know if you need link-up instructions.
8. Please keep stories below R rating.
9. Please respect the diversity of our readers and writers in regard to race, religion, and life style choice when writing your stories.
10. Remember, half the fun is reading and commenting on each other's stories.

Cee's Black and White Photo

This week the topic is

Houses: big, small, lighthouses, birdhouse, firehouse, toys etc.  

Here is my entry for this week: