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Friday Fictioneers April 4th

WELCOME TO FRIDAY FICTIONEERS!

Seize the opportunity to free your muse and allow her take you on a magic carpet ride. 

Henry David Thoreau said it best.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

THE CHALLENGE:

Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)

THE KEY:

MAKE. EVERY. WORD. COUNT.

Studio Lights from Kent

copyright-Kent Bonham

Stage Fright?

My stomach is in knots.  It’s been years since I trod the boards.  Will I freeze?  Will I croak?  Wrong part, I’m not Carlotta.  The house lights are down.  A few finishing touches to my makeup.  I need to get backstage.  There’s my cue.

“Think of me.  Think of me fondly,…” *

A few hours later, I am back in my mind and out of Christine’s.  They loved it. We even received a standing ovation.  And all my friends said we’d get booed off the stage in this one-horse town.  Boy, were they wrong.

* “Think of Me”, Phantom of the Opera.

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Errands with Hermione

What do we need to do today, Hermione?

“Well, we have groceries and prescriptions on the list.  Now, since food is one of the five exceptions of Gamps’s Laws…”

Yes, we all know that we will need to go buy food, Hermione.

“But, I can just whip up those prescriptions.  You know that I was the best at potions, except when Harry was stealing his talents from the Half-Blood Prince!”

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The Evil Calculator

DP challenge — Look around your writing space. Pick three objects you see (or hear or smell or feel) and reveal them to your reader. How do they represent you? How do they tell your story?

Well, I’m gonna tell one object’s story.

Dal The Calculated

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Meet Dal.

Dal and his clones reside at City College.  They are in disguise.  Many people think the Dal’s are there to help, but they’re not.  They are here to prevent the future from happening.  Here is part of Dal’s Diary last week.

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