Category: Writing Challenges

An opportunity to improve my storytelling skills

Friday Fictioneers: Get Wet


Photo Prompt © Ted Strutz

Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on this photograph.

Title: Get Wet
Genre: Fiction
Word Count: 100

Andy struggled to get his pant legs tucked into a pair of rubber boots. “Why do we have to go out and work in this weather?”
Hank adjusted the fit of his plastic rain-suit. “Somebody has to do it.”
“We’re gonna get wet. I know it.”
“And you’re okay with that?”
“C’mon, Hank.”
“It’s a fact, pardner.”
“Why? Why can’t we just wait?”
“Because this is what we signed up for. Whether you work in a light rain for a long time or in a heavy rain for a short time, you will get wet.”

Six Word Story Challenge: Honour

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O ver at the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller blog, Nicola has challenged us to write a story in six words on the subject of honour.

Here is my entry:
You know right from wrong. Yes?

Fiction in 50: A Recipe For Success

Bruce has challenged us to craft a story using fewer than 51 words on the following topic:


Six Word Story Challenge: Indifference

Over at the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller blog, Nicola has challenged us to write a story in six words on the subject of Indifference.

Here is my entry:
“I really love you.”
“Yeah. Right.”

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

deja-foodI missed a deadline, but I have the goods.

DL Hammons had a Blogfest over the weekend where participants could select a post of theirs from 2016 and put it out for new readers to enjoy, or for older followers to read again.

I have selected a post from November titled, Nostalgia. Yes, I know, it ain’t what it used to be.

You can click here to hop over to DL’s Blog and read entries from the other folks who joined in.

My original post, Nostalgia, follows:

For this challenge, show us what nostalgia means to you — perhaps a moment or scene that makes you feel wistful, happy, sad, or somehow longing for the past…
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

This has been a year of loss and a time of remembrance. Two of my former co-workers—Glen and Joe—have passed on, and two of my friends—Hollis and Rhonda—are heavy on my mind.

Hollis died a year ago last March and was the inspiration for this photo. He was a friend-of-a-friend and one of those people who you meet and wonder, How have we missed crossing each other’s paths until now?

Hollis was two years older than me and had been fighting Stage 4 Prostate for 8 years when I was introduced to him in 2008.

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