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Distant Shores – Friday Fictioneers

photo prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

photo prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Rachel yearned for the sight of land. Twenty seven days, they tossed on the ocean waves in a container that seemed smaller with each passing day. The romantic notion was now a reality and not even the midnight sky with thousands of twinkling stars could re-ignite her passion. She hated him.

Behind was a life of comfort, family and the country she loved.

Ahead nothing but more days of salty spray.  The world adventure he offered.

She peeled the gold band off of her finger, lobbed it into the wake behind and sighed.

‘Your watch’, she shouted down the hatch.

http://www.rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com organises the successful Friday Fictioneers. Authors write a piece of 100 word fiction on a photo prompt and exchange comments on their work.  Come and join us and see where your imagination takes you. Thank you Rochelle for keeping this group active.


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Charlie’s Grandpa – Friday Fictioneers




Photo prompt©Rochelle Risoff-Fields

Photo prompt©Rochelle Risoff-Fields 

Sorry Fictioneers, this did start out as a comic piece but that dark side intervened again.

‘My Gramps lived in there.’

‘The brick place?’


‘That big white place on the hill?’


‘Where then?’

‘In there. Next to the blue one.’

‘Don’t be stupid. No one lives in a bottle.’

‘My Gramps did! Mum told me he was in there.’

‘No way. And anyway, how did he get inside?’


‘There’s no such thing!’

‘Yes there is. My mum said so.’

‘It’s impossible. I can’t even slide my finger in.’

‘No stupid. You need to be transformed.’

‘To what?’



http://www.rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com organises the successful Friday Fictioneers. Authors write a piece of 100 word fiction on a photo prompt and exchange comments on their work.  Come and join us and see where your imagination takes you. Thank you Rochelle for keeping this group active.


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Lucky Rain – Friday Fictioneers


Photo ©emmylgant

Lucky, rain on your wedding day.

Rosie would clobber the next auntie who said that.  All the planning; all that money. A year’s work for one day.

Of course, ‘best laid plans’…

First the flowers. Alison freaked at the lilies, screaming at Rosie, ‘Your friend knows they make my eyes swell. We should’ve used a proper florist!’

Then, Doug stepped on the lace train. Alison’s colour drained and matched her dress. Rosie’s repair wasn’t visible from a distance.

The car, The Fiancé’s choice – a tiny back seat. A sea of  meringue swallowed Alison.

Groom absconded.

No luck there, either.

http://www.rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com organises the successful Friday Fictioneers. Authors write a piece of 100 word fiction on a photo prompt and exchange comments on their work. Thank you Rochelle for keeping this group active.



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Bequest – Friday Fictioneers

copyight-sean-fallon©Sean Fallon

The solicitor wore an expression of sympathy and handed me the sealed envelope. After shaking his hand, I maintained a mask of my own until the lift doors closed. Alone, I tore at the gummed strip with trembling hands. This was what I had been waiting for my entire adult life.

My daughter inherits my estate. The enclosed key will reveal all.

At last, my reward. The address and name of the bank followed.

I now remember that I skipped my way there.

In the dark bowels of the bank, I opened the safety box.

Even in death, he tortured me.

 rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com continues to run the successful Friday Fictioneers where authors write a piece of 100 word fiction on a photo prompt and exchange comments on their work. Thank you Rochelle for keeping this group active.


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Dragonfly – Friday Fictioneers

Photo Prompt  Erin Leary

Photo Prompt
Erin Leary

Listen my son. Can you hear them? Can you see them?

Lurking. Waiting.

What’s that you say? There’s nothing there. Oh but there is. Little creatures, call them fairies if you wish. See how they swoop above the water, dash between the plants.

One of them is your mother. They took her to be their queen.

Which one do you think? The one with the purple wings. Yes you’re right. She is the most beautiful.

Wave your arms my love. Wave your arms for your little boy.

I am happy to return to weaving stories in one of my favourite forms – short fiction- and am grateful that rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com continues to run the successful Friday Fictioneers. I have been absent for some time, busy with the publication of my novel Silencio and writing my second full length work.


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Mediatation – Friday Fictioneers June 7th 2014

fridayfictioneerjune6copyright D Mcllroy

Baby steps.

His words. It’s all in the preparation, he told her. By the summit it would be like second nature.

Months of planning. Years of anticipation. All of their holiday allowance. All of their money.

In the early days she’d loved his ambition.

That was then.

It was all in the preparation.

Too bad.

She grins at her travel documents. Not long now. A beach holiday. Compliments of insurance.

Must remember to wipe the memory.

She puts on a pair of rubber gloves before she wraps the bottle. He only took one sun cream. Her own recipe.

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at http://www.rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com for organising the Friday Fictioneers. A group of writers having fun with photo prompts. Stop by and have a look.


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Two sentence horror for Halloween

Novel writing is all consuming and that explains my silence in the blog world lately. However yesterday I had a notification from someone I follow about two sentence horror and I had to respond so my friends, I am blatantly pinching their idea and starting a thread for you. My effort is below. Please post yours in my comments section. I can’t wait to read them.

When the knock came at the door, he whispered in my ear, ‘don’t answer’. I obeyed but warm fluid ran down my legs as his hand tightened on my throat.

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Friday Fictioneers – Getting High

rescuers david stewartCopyright – David Stewart

Oh I do love Fridays. Rochelle posts up a great photo (thanks for the great work Rochelle) and we allow our imaginations to run wild, writing 100 words or so of prose, poetry, etc. Have a try and see what you can do at Friday Fictioneers.  http://www.rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com


‘Look, he’s nearly here. You’re dead.’

‘What? It was just a bit of fun.’

‘Look where your idea of fun got us. What’re you going to tell him when he gets here?’

‘I thought it was sugar. Who cares? Anyway, maybe he’ll fall.’

‘Rosie, you can’t mess with his stuff. We’ve been through this before.’

‘But he told me it would make me fly. Maybe it will.’


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Friday Fictioneers – Doing the Boogie Woogie


Three screaming kids crashed into me as I fiddled with the gate.

‘Must have been a good party.’

I ended up talking to their backs.

My finger pressed the rusty button. On the other side of the door a bell chimed but I guess it got lost in the music; maybe the person in charge was deaf so I gave it a push.

Loudest piano that I ever heard. Odd choice, that music. Blues and jazz, mixed up. A bygone age.

What could I do? The door opened, inviting me in. Those were just rumours, weren’t they? Music can’t kill you.

Written for Friday Fictioneers. Every week a photo prompts writers to submit a piece of flash fiction (100 words or so). If you are interested have a look at http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com who organises it all – incredible!


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Liebster Award – The answers so far

Firstly thank you to Nina of http://www.awritersfountain.wordpress.com for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award. I am touched by the tribute. I am doing my thing in stages as I am under pressure to finish my novel so forgive the delay but my own nominations will be made in a few days.

11 Facts about me

1. In my previous life I was a nurse and midwife

2. I sailed across the Atlantic

3. I speak some Spanish

4. I love to dance.

5. I am a course junkie and love studying.

6. I did a practical course about motor maintenance and used to be able to do all of my own car service.

7. I was on the cover of a motoring magazine in my younger days.

8. I had a poem published when I was 14 years old.

9. I love popcorn.

10. I read everything including the back of the cereal box.

11. I write from my dark side but am ever so jolly in real life.


The 11 Questions that Nina asked me to answer;

  1. What is your favourite book?This is a difficult question to answer as I love so many books for many different reasons. Some of my favourites are ‘Shadow of the Wind’, ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’, ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’, ‘Wild Swans’
  2. What would be your chosen pen name? Lindy the bestselling author
  3. What’s your favourite film(s)? Gone With the Wind (I’m a romantic at heart)
  4. Do you have any hobbies or things you like to do in your spare time? I love dancing modern jive and zumba, reading, writing of course, learning Spanish (there are not enough hours in the day)
  5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would that be? Everywhere. I love travelling. My favourite place was the Antartic – I couldn’t get enough of ice and penguins.
  6. The greatest lesson you have learnt in life? Happiness is being with people I love.
  7. Your hopes for the future? (Could be your future, the planet, your Country) To stay healthy and win the lottery so that I can give my kids a house.
  8. Name three things you did this morning. Went to gym (yuck), posted a competition entry, waved at someone out of my window.
  9. What was your first job? Breaking chicken at a fast food restaurant; then I got to toss the burgers.
  10. Who is your hero/ person you admire and are inspired by? My daughter. She has not allowed setbacks in life to get her down and reminds me that she is the greatest achievement in my life.
  11. If you could change 1 thing about yourself what would it be? I would have the energy that I had in my 20’s, the passion of my 30’s, the wisdom and patience of my 40’s; more than one I know but the list could go on.


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