Die Hütte – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday evening, my peeps.  I almost didn’t play this week.  But this photo called me.  And then I worried I’d do something similar to what I’ve already done so… I’ve decided to do a little FanFic.  One of former Friday Fictioneers, Claire Fuller, was my inspiration – considering I’m reading her latest and fourth novel, it might be the why 🙂  Should you have something wonderful to write about this lovely image from Alicia Jamtaas, do so, please. And leave your link by clicking on the frog below.  As always, a thank you goes to Rochelle for herding this rowdy bunch of cats every week!

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Die Hütte

Oh look!  It could be Die Hütte from Claire Fuller’s “Our Endless Numbered Days”!

Don’t be ridiculous. It was small, but not that small!  Could you imagine two people living in there?

Oh right.  I guess not.  Still, I don’t think it was very big. They were pretty cramped in there.  And where’s your imagination, anyway?

Apologies.  While we are at it, let’s pretend we are in Germany, too.  Shall we go see what it looks like inside?

Maybe we’ll find a body!

I should hope to hell not! What is wrong with you anyway? Your life not interesting enough?

 

Happy Face

Mish is hosting dVerse Quadrille today.  We are asked to use a variation of the word “Smudge” – so many ways this word could be used so I went through my photos, looking for inspiration.  Landed on this one and well, just had to use it!

Smeared and smudged

face full of chocolate

Putting on a show

with makeshift microphone

belting out pure joy

at summer’s freedoms

Can it get any better than this?

Childhood is not meant to be

neat and tidy all the time

the hose can wait

 

Orange Julep – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday morning, my peeps!  The sun is shining and I dunno about you but I am in that part of the world that is Hot! Hot! Hot!  Rochelle has snagged one of my pics this week, so there is no way I can’t play, right?  If you want to as well, please click on the frog below and add your 100-word story.  G’head, it’s fun!

 

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Orange Julep

“What the heck is that?” Rochelle exclaimed.

“It’s a Montreal landmark called the Gibeau Orange Julep, been standing, in this iteration, since 1966.  The first, smaller, had to be moved to make way for the expressway.”

“But what is it?”

“Sorry!  It’s basically a fast-food restaurant where you can have burgers and poutines and the drink it is best known for, the orange julep, a family recipe that dates back to 1922.  Wanna try it?”

“What does it taste like?”

“You ever have a creamsicle?”

“Nope.”

“Imagine ice cream with an orange popsicle coating.”

“Hmmmm.”

“Yeah, it’s a love or hate thing.”

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If you’re interested, the MTL blog did a nice little write-up on this place.  You can read it here.

 

The Stories We Could Tell – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is here!  I’ve been looking at this pic for a good while, trying to come up with something original. So. instead, you get this!  Thanks to Rochelle for hosting this come rain or shine and, this week, thanks go to Liz Young for this wonderful image! Click on the frog below, if you happen to have something better to tell! Remember, 100 words, maximum!

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The Stories We Could Tell

Oh boy!  I bet the story for that one is interesting!

No kidding.  Kid does a Ferris Bueller, only, instead of putting it in reverse trying to back up the odometer, puts it in drive and it flies off the stand, through the garage and then through the wall!

Good one!  How about this?  In full War of the Roses mode, wife takes husband’s precious car and instead of squashing it with her big-ass monster truck, puts a weight on the gas pedal and lets it fly!

Oh yeah. That’s good too.

Probably just some dumb-ass who can’t drive.

Probably….

 

Just an Illusion – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers. On a Saturday!  Who’d a thunk?  Why not is what I say.  Thank you, always, to Rochelle for hosting this weekly challenge.  And thanks to Miles Rost for the use of this great picture.  Should you want to play, just click on the frog below and add your 100 words’ worth!   G’head, it’s a great way to learn how to cut the fat in your writing.

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Just an Illusion

How do you do that?

Do what?

Balance it all. Get everything done.

Wherever did you get that idea?

I watch you. I see.  You seem to have a handle on everything.

Ha ha! Trust me, I don’t. It may look like it but oh, hell no. I do not. Not even close!

I think you’re pulling my leg. Tell me how you do it.

Listen to me. And don’t look too closely.  I am the queen of illusion. I flit, I dance, it’s all smoke and mirrors.

Fake it till you make it?

More like baffle them with bullshit.

 

 

 

 

Not Seeing Her – Friday Fictioneers

It’s Wednesday! And today I play. Blame Na’ama Yehuda for supplying this lovely image. Thank you, always to Rochelle Wisoff(no e)-Fields for hosting this weekly shindig called Friday Fictioneers. If this photo inspires you to want to write a 100-word story, just click on the frog below and add your link. Fun stuff!

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How many times do I have to come to New York without visiting the bloody place? Tell me! I came, back in ’90 or was it ’91? for a friend’s wedding. Then, we did the usual: Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, and… what? Nothing. I didn’t even know what the Twin Towers were and probably simply walked past them.

Twice, we left from New York to board cruise ships. What did we visit? Friggen Toys ‘R Us! Times Square. Central Park.

How many pictures of the Statue of Liberty from afar do I have to take before I visit her?

Weekend Writing Prompt #209 – Wanton

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.  This was a fun one!  Thank you for continuing this fun prompt, Sammi!

wk 209 wanton

 

What a tramp! Look at her flaunting her bosoms and bottom in that figure-forming dress!

Good grief, how archaic are you?  Why such a wanton attack on a woman who is confident in her own sexuality?

What does Chinese food have to do with this?

What?

Wonton. You said–

Wanton, fool

You mean sexually promiscuous.

More like malicious and unprovoked.

 

Totally random shot… but this flower is kinda confidently sexy, no?

 

What a Deal! – Friday Fictioneers

It’s Wednesday!  And looky here! It’s my photo and yet another that was used in a Crispina prompt!  That Rochelle does like to challenge me, doesn’t she? Making me have to come up with something new.  I tell ya. Click on the frog below to add your link, should you be so inspire!

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What a Deal!

I know we’ve visited quite a few properties but there is one more I want to see. Check the listing:  ‘Lake front property, beautiful views, three bedrooms, two baths’.  It’s a steal at two hundred and fifty K.

Steal or robbery?  At that price I’m thinking it’s a shack, ready for demolition!

Maybe it’s a succession thing and they just want to get rid of it!  Who knows until we go see, right?

I guess it can’t hurt to go visit. Just don’t get your hopes up.

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Welp. Definitely not a succession thing.

They should rephrase that to In-Lake property.

 

Close Encounters – Friday Fictioneers

Happy Hump Day, Folks!  It’s Friday Fictioneer time and today’s picture sent me off in a direction I didn’t expect. Gotta love that.  Thanks, always, to Rochelle for keeping us cats herded.  And this week, thanks to David Stewart for this fabulous photo.  Do join in with your 100-word story inspired by this photo by clicking on the frogs below and adding your link.  G’head. It’s fun!

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Close Encounters

“Yo, Zit-Face!  Wait up!”

“That you Jelly-Belly?”

“In the flesh! Well, what’s left of it.”

“I almost didn’t recognize you!  You look amazing!”

“As do you, my friend.  And your face no longer looks like a neon pimple factory.”

“Tell me about it.  Talk about a hellish time.  Except for you, high school sucked.”

“I have so missed you.”

“Me too.  You in town for long?”

“I’ve moved back.  Turns out Mr. Fantastic wasn’t quite up to par.”

“I coulda told you that… but I won’t.’

“Appreciate that.  So tell me. what’s new?”

They linked their arms, “Where to start…”

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Preoccupation – Friday Fictioneers

It’s Wednesday. It’s time to try to write a 100-word story with beginning, middle and end using this picture as inspiration. Some days a bunch of ideas get jumbled together only to be tossed aside by an earworm. Go figure. Sometimes, you just gotta go with the flow! If you want to play along, just click on my singing frog below and add your link. G’head, you know you wanna….

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Purple Preoccupation

printable images musical notes | Universal PLS4.60 60W laser w/Rotary | Song notes, Music notes, Music note symbol It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater. One-eyed, one–”

Stop!

You don’t like?

No! Major earworm!

Fine. Case of 36) Beistle Molded Plastic Musical NotesPurple rain, purple rain–

What’s wrong with you?

Nothing. How about: Music Notes, Song, Melody Or Tune Flat Vector Icon For Musical.. Royalty Free Cliparts, Vectors, And Stock Illustration. Image 84438442.Purple haze all in my brain–

You fixated on the colour purple or something?

Yeah, I guess you could say that.

Why?

See that picture up there?

Yeah, so?  Ohhhh… lemme guess.  Rochelle’s prompt?

Yeah. Had an idea about the results of an eye operation left me seeing all things purple.

Sounds lame.

Right. So?

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