Tucked into the corner he is staring out at me as I pick my way through the chaos. Waiting for me. Eyes accusing. Perfectly still. The silence is filled with nothing. Not a sound intrudes and with each careful step, I negotiate my way closer. He must have suffered with the damp. I can feel it infesting my lungs with each breath I take. My eyes are flitting around furiously looking for dangers. I stretch my arm, open my fingers and grab his paw. Lucy’s arms around my neck, clutching in joy as we rescue Mr. Ted.
This story is in response to a photo prompt from Madison Woods for her Friday Fictioneers. A big thank you to her for running the show. Read below for more information shamelessly copied from her page.
Why only 100 Words
100-words isn’t a *rule* and some of us write more than that. My goal is to have The Friday Fictioneers use 100-word stories as an exercise in choosing concise phrases and strong verbs. It’s an excellent way to show your stuff to the world without exposing too much. It’s okay if you use more words, but if it’s much more let us know in the comments so we’ll know how to allocate our time if we’re trying to read all the posts.
Put your best efforts on display for 100 words (more or less) and hop on board Friday with links back to your blog so we can all see what you’ve written. If you don’t have a blog of your own you are welcome to post your 100 words in the (Friday) story page.
Here’s the link to the story page. If you accidentally post your link here on this page today, you’ll miss out on a lot of the blog hopping because the action will be stemming from links on the story page.
How to become a Fictioneer
- Write a 100-word story (more or less, and it’s okay if you didn’t use this picture for inspiration)
- Post your story to your blog on Friday (or just link to it now if you wrote earlier)
- If you’re a WordPress user, include “Friday Fictioneers” as one of your tags so you’ll show up on the tag search.
- Comment on my story Friday and post a link to your story.
- Tweet your link to me (@madison_woods) and include the tag #FridayFictioneers if you’re on Twitter.
- Visit and comment on all the other stories that link to my story. If the comment forms allow, leave your link on all your comments, so others can find you and us later on.
- Check back often because participants post throughout the day.
- Get psyched up to do this again next week 🙂