Fun Fiction from Friday Fictioneers

An international community of blogging writers, hosted by the gracious, Rochelle, come together once a week to share their creative talents, these are the Friday Fictioneers. They are given the challenge of writing a ‘hundred word’ (roughly) flash fiction story prompted by a photo. Some use the photograph 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.

If you are a writer, even an aspiring writer, have some fun this week and give them a try, tune up your writing skills and then share. Just click on the link above. This weeks photo prompt courtesy of Claire Fuller

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My offering:

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Reading Books – That’s What You Do With Them!

“Okay, so big deal, books!”
 ‘Yes, but these aren’t just any books. They’re special books!”
“What’s so special about them?”
“You don’t read them.”
“What?”
“I said you don’t read them. You just pick one out, hold it in both hands and if there’s a picture on the cover you think about it.”
“Well that’s just stupid.”
“Why would you say that?”
“Because you’re supposed to read books, that’s what you do with them.”
“Are you sure?”
“Of course I’m sure. Otherwise what would be the point?”
“What point?”
“Of having books?”
“I guess there’d be no point, would there?”

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this brief conversation on the purpose of reading a book. Reading is almost at the top of the list of things I love to do – as a child and then as an adult. Encourage children and others around you to read. That’s what books are for, after all!

Have a great day.

~ Penny

penny l howe

Friday Fictioneers – The Protector Predator!

This weeks Friday Fictioneers (thanks, as always, Rochelle) 100 word ‘writing challenge’ for those who want to participate (great fun – give it a try) is the following photo prompt:

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wasp-nest

Copyright-Janet Webb

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The yellow jacket. Yes, sets things off quite nicely. Dressed for the occasion, she savors the idea of fresh prey, mouth-watering. Today was going to be a very good day. All her senses, alert and alive. An old nest discarded nearby, didn’t matter. New worlds to explore. New prey to devour. A new nest for her little ones. Food at the ready, when they hatched. Time to protect. Time to kill!

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*Wasps feed on nectar and pollen, but they are primarily predators, preferring a diet of insects and spiders. Only the female wasps are equipped with stingers. Originally the stinger was also used to plant eggs into the body of her living but paralyzed prey (Now nesting is utilized). The female wasp fiercely guards the nest! (No joke!)

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Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

~ Penny

Penny L Howe