DISAPPEAR

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS

PHOTO PROMPT- ©Ted StrutzCopyright-Ted Strutz

DISAPPEAR

“Make it another double, bartender!”  Ralph said very quietly.

“Sure thing, sir.”  Smitty said.

“Hey!  Smitty, who are the drinks for?”  Joe questioned.

“For that gentleman, of course.”

“What gentleman?”

“The one sitting in front of the drinks,” he said looking in the gentleman’s direction.

“Smitty, I think you have supplied yourself with drinks!  No one’s there,” Joe yelled as he swayed on the bar stool.

Ralph chuckled, thinking to himself, “Sarah is right!  My personality does make me disappear!”

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UNDERSTANDING

FRIDAY’S FICTIONEERS

We are given our photo prompt by our wonderful Friday Fictioneer leader, Rochelle . The rules are to write a story in 100 words, using the photo prompt as inspiration.

copyright-Rich Voza

copyright-Rich Voza

UNDERSTANDING

The beautiful view from the plane nearly took my breath away.

Everyone wore a special headset and we arrived at our destination very quickly.

The place was amazing!  I felt relaxed and was given my own special tour.

My whole life passed in front of me.  It was fascinating! There were many things I wanted to change.

Everyone learned from their mistakes in life and how to prevent from making them in the future.

We returned home and began living our life with a better understanding of how to make better choices and how to treat one another.

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Black Box

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS

The following photo is the PROMPT. This week’s retread request comes from the Far Side of Arkansas and was made by Gary Larceny-Gayer If you’re one of those who wrote a story for this prompt feel free to re-post it and enjoy the respite. Remember that all photos are private property and subject to copyright. Use other than Friday Fictioneers by permission only. 

Copyright -John Nixon

Copyright -John Nixon

Black Box

“Why does the piano have half of a man sticking out from it?”   Ralph inquired.

“I have no idea. It’s an old prop used many years ago.”  Harry said.

“Look at this!”  Ralph remarked.

“What?”

“Here’s a black box inside the piano,” Ralph said as he picked it up and opened it.

“So, what’s inside the box?”  Harry questioned.

“Holy cow!”  Ralph yelled.  “It’s a box full of fingers!”

“Well, now we know why there’s half a body sticking out from the piano!  The poor guy was looking for his fingers,”  Harry laughed.

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CHANNAH’S FEAR

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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Channah’s Fear

Channah refused to enter the train station depot.

“Mom, why is Channah so afraid to go inside the train station?”  Alex questioned.

“It reminds her of the past, when her family was forced to go on the trains and she never saw them again,” his mother explained.

“The mass transportation of the railways made it possible for the elimination of people targeted as condemned prisoners.  They were  transported to German Nazi concentration, forced labor, and extermination camps.”

“She never found out what happened to them,” said his mother.

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TIFFANY

The following photo is the PROMPT. Keep in mind that all photos are the property of the contributor, therefore copyrighted and require express permission to use for purposes other than Friday Fictioneers. Giving credit to whom credit is due is proper etiquette.

PHOTO PROMPT © CEAYR

TIFFANY

“Miranda, this is such a beautiful building and the view across the lake is breathtaking!”  Sharon stated.

“Yes, and Alexander’s mother, Tiffany, made all the arrangements for this celebration.  She wished his father had lived to see them pin the Medal of Honor on him.”

Tiffany smiled with pride as Alexander walked up on the stage. She was determined to see this great event even though her accident prevented her from being on the stage with him and his siblings.

After the Medal Of Honor was pinned on him, she took one last look and disappeared in the light to join his father.

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PATIENCE

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS

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PATIENCE

“Look at this place!  The building is old and empty, the grass never gets cut, and no one ever comes around anymore,” Barker grumbled.

“Don’t fret so much!  You know things are always changing.  One day somebody will buy this place and fix it up real nice,” Rooten said.

“Do you think so?”

“Sure!  Look at us, right now we are as bad as that building and are contributing to the ugliness.  However, when spring comes our leaves will return and we will be beautiful again.

Just be patient, there will always be changes in our life!

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FOREVER LOVE

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PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Forever Love

I remember the first time you took me down this river in your boat.

We stopped for lunch at the Waterfront Restaurant and had our favorite shrimp salad.

On our way back, you stopped the boat, we watched the most beautiful sunset, and you told me I was your forever love.  Then, you asked me to marry you.

Your are my forever love, and I miss you so much.

I sit by this window each night and as I watch our sunset, I feel a sense of comfort because I know we will be together again one day.

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THE GETAWAY

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS  …..January 29, 2016

The challenge is 100 WORDS OR LESS.

PHOTO PROMPT - © ceayr

THE GETAWAY

Alena heard a tap on the window. It was Quinn!

She quickly packed a few things, threw them in a pillowcase and climbed down the ladder propped against the house.

They quickly  made their way through the gate and ran to his car.

She turned twenty-one that day and finally escaped from her parents.

Quinn and her boarded a cruise ship, married on board, and settled in Costa Rica.

The news reported her parents arrest for killing a young woman twenty-one years earlier and stealing her baby girl.

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UNEXPECTED DELAY

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS    ….January 15, 2016

PHOTO PROMPT © Amy Reese

PHOTO PROMPT © Amy Reese

Unexpected Delay

Gunshots  fired from the house just as the police back-up unit arrive.

The area was barricade with yellow tape to keep anyone from entering the danger zone.

It was difficult to see the house, but the steps led to the side of it and a few officers were ready to move forward.

Someone threw a  grenade from the house just as a young boy came zipping by on his bicycle after riding under the yellow taped off area.

“Cut!”  The director yelled.  “Get that boy off the movie set immediately.”

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THE BLUE TABLE

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Copyright Jean L. Hays

 Copyright Jean L. Hays

The Blue Table

Mr. Witherspoon slowly walked to the cafe, entered and sat at the blue table.  This was his daily routine.

The blue table was very special to him because he was sitting there when he learned he would become a father.

Now, many years later, he was spending Christmas alone and his son was missing in action in Afghanistan.

He watched the coffee cup being placed on the table.

He glanced up and at that moment he saw his son in uniform,  saying “Merry Christmas dad, I’m home now!”

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