Good afternoon, dear readers! Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Fictioneers. A challenge, to be sure, to tell a whole tale in 100 words or less. It is doable. Truly. I’ve been participating for over a year now. It’s a lot of fun. Our fearless leader Rochelle sends us a photo and man, you would not believe how many directions one image can take in the hands of all these diverse writers. It’s great. This week, we needs must acknowledge J. Hardy Carroll for supplying this image.
Should you wish to participate, click on Rochelle’s name for the rules and regs – truly, not complicated… A full story, beginning, middle and end in 100 words or LESS. Acknowledge the photographer and Bob’s your uncle!
Now, still too shy to play? Click on Ze bleu grenouille to check out other stories. Ya never know, you just may be inspired to try it yourself! G’head! Give it a try!
Genre: Fiction (Wishful Thinking? A girl can dream, non?)
Word count: Toujours 100 exactement
The phone rang at 6:00 a.m.
“Bonjour, Monsieur Fred. Zis eez Notaire Bluteau from France. Your great oncle Tom ‘as passed away and you are ze sole beneficiary”.
“Me? Uncle Tom lived in France?”
“Oui, oui, Monsieur. Not only zat, ‘ee owned a vineyard in Provence and you are now ze propriétaire! You must come to sign ze papers, as soon as possible.”
Excited beyond belief, Fred made his way to Châteaux Pompom in Arles to see his fabulous inheritance.
Vines as far as the eye could see, totally overrun with weeds; a house, right, so, at least he had land!