Friday Fictioneers – A gathering of writers

It looks like Spring is finally making it’s way everywhere, oh happy day. Speaking of which, time for another happy day of Friday Fictioneers. To be specific, it’s flash fiction time where writers have a ‘once a week’ opportunity to sharpen their writing skills using 100 words or less. The theme is based on a photo prompt. Thanks as always to gracious hostess, Rochelle. For more information and to join in the fun just click on the link.

This week’s photo courtesy of Ted Strutz:



Icon Grill, copyright Ted Strutz, 2013


The Barmaid leaned against her bar sighing. The pub, almost empty, revealed a quiet serenity in the moment. The calm before the storm. Another Friday night. She sighed again, her face a mask of strain just thinking about tonight; the gathering of writers. And not just any writers, those Friday Fictioneer writers! Oh lordy!

The good news, it’d be busy, always was. Time would pass by quickly, although now that she thought about it, time seemed suspended on these evenings – weird that!

But she did enjoy the feelings of fun and creativity emanating from the writers, free flowing like an open beer tap.

It was just … when they spoke of editing … those opinionated opinions that each opined.

“Oh! That was a good one”, she thought. Maybe she’d join the group tonight! That’s the thing! Drink with the drinkers, be at one with all. On a much more cheerful note she began wiping down the counter thinking on the story she’d have ready to share!


Yes – I know, more than 100 words, but I was having too much fun to stop! Besides its a good promo (apart from the word count) for the Friday Fictioneers – don’cha think? 🙂

Thanks for the visit, hope you enjoyed yourself,

~ Penny

penny l howe


76 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – A gathering of writers

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  2. Hey, as long as you’re having fun …
    It seems the Friday Fictioneers (judging from the many stories we have this week) love the bar scene(s). Congrats!

    • Thanks dear friend. Wouldn’t it be a blast, if we could actually have our gathering of writers coming together! I’d love it! Hope all is well with you and your family, do take care of you Celestine! 🙂

  3. What a brilliant idea Penny, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all meet up one day?
    Until then, we just carry on writing and commenting and laughing as usual I guess

  4. You wrote that you were having too much fun to stop, and this was fun to read. A pub is a natural place for writers to gather, but watch out when it comes to editing! Your sentencing about opinions is fantastic.

  5. I love this take on this prompt.
    All the ideas flying all over the place!

    My favorite line: “It was just … when they spoke of editing … those opinionated opinions that each opined.”
    xx 🙂 🙂 xx

  6. Oh if only there was a bar like that near me. What fun to meet with other writers. So much fun! Great use of the prompt Penny.

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  8. Dear Penny,
    What time do we gather? And which side of the pond? I enjoyed your take on the prompt. Looks like the perfect place for a cozy chat doesn’t it?

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  10. I think that’s brilliant Penny. I love it. Now every week I will think of being in that bar chatting about Raynard’s antics and listening to what other muses are doing.

    Love it

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