Friday Fictioneers – Or is it?

Welcome readers,

Friday Fictioneers is an international community of blogging writers who come together once a week to share their creative talents via a ‘hundred word’ (roughly) fiction story prompted by a single photo. Some use the photo for inspiration while others use it as an illustration.

  • Writers are encouraged to think outside the box.
  • The story should have a beginning, a middle and an end.
  • THE KEY: making every word count. As close to 100 words as possible.

Hopefully I’ve accomplished these items this week. Enjoy! And yes this story has 100 words exactly!

copyright-Rich Voza

copyright-Rich Voza


She looked at the photo. This week’s prompt. She was going to write one hundred words this week or die trying. She was still mystified as to why a hundred word count was so important.  Had to be a reason.

Slaving away at her revisions, she repeatedly glanced at the prompt.  Finally, at last, she’d done it. One hundred words exactly. Yes! She hit publish.

Hidden safely behind the moon, the aliens in the flying saucer observed the all important “indicator” light up. They nodded at one another and went to pick up another human brain now ready for consumption.


Thank you,


Penny L Howe

89 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Or is it?

  1. Dear Penny,

    I burst out laughing at the last paragraph of your story. Where i work we are in direct contact with the aliens behind the moon. in fact they land here and take surface tranportation to harvest their brains….

    Loved your lunatic take on the prompt. Thank you for being you.



    • Oh that is good to know Doug! Seriously, It was one of those “just couldn’t help myself” moments, if you know what I mean. Thank you for your compliment and the truth is I don’t think I know how to be anyone else besides myself (I find just being me to be hard work.) Penny, xx

  2. So this Friday Fictioneer addiction thing… Is it really some alien takeover of my brain? I bet Rochelle was phoning her leader in that photo she posted the other week. Well played, aliens. Well played.

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  4. But I thought visiting aliens are all going to be more advanced than earthlings (or should I say ‘eatlings’ in the circumstances?). If so, they will be vegetarians, like me. 🙂

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  6. ” They nodded at one another and went to pick up another human brain now ready for consumption.”……………………… remind me Penny to wear a tin foil hat when we meet…….hehehe

      • “what if?’ is what writing is all about. what if vampires were real? what if a guy and a girl fall in love but they’re from two families that hate each other? what if a guy is stranded on an island byhimself for years?

    • Alright, I admit to having fun with this, a bit of whimsy that came to mind so I just couldn’t help myself, thank you for stopping by and commenting, very much appreciated by myself!

  7. Wow.. Such an amazing story. And didn’t expect that in the end. The first two stanzas sounded very much like me.. hehe.. 🙂 Thankfully, I am still here. Loved your take on the prompt.

    • Thank you. Yes, I was reminded of a very old tv story on the Twilight Zone where aliens come to help humans and leave a book of knowledge (in their language) when the humans deciphered the book that was called “How to Serve Mankind” they found out it was a cook book. So I thought I’d have some fun with the same idea, only honing in on the intelligence (brain) of it all! Again my thanks! 🙂

    • Oh goodie, that was the idea Len. I had a handful of people last week really focus on the number of words in my story, so thought I’d have some fun with that 100 word count, LOL! 🙂

      • I was one of them…pet peeve of mine…The way I see it you can’t show up to car race for Minis driving a semi….

        Using four legs in a three leg race just ain’t right! What upsets me is “the give a warning if you are going to use profanity” rule!

        Are you feeling me Penny or is this cubicle too big?


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