Friday Fictioneers – 6th September 2013

Welcome  to Friday Fictioneers. Here is this week’s piece, I never read more than one or two of the other stories before I wrote my own, as I am sure there will be a few similar ones and then I wouldn’t have been able to use this one. If there are any similarities I promise you they are purely accidental. Feel free to comment and I will do my best to reply promptly! Thanks for reading. :)

Friday Fictioneers 6th September 2013 hosted by Rochelle Wisoff Fields

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.

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Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The Trophy Cabinet (100 words)

Lucy ‘s anxious fingers missed the comfort of her broach as she crept into the darkened study. Like a theatre spotlight, her flashlight’s beam swept the panelled walls before alighting on a small, wooden shelving unit.

Her heart quickened as she approached;  Ralph’s toy car, Dr Wren’s mah-jong  pieces – all trophies from Morton’s victims!

A soft click behind her bathed the room in light.

“Hello Lucy,” said Morton. “Pity you discovered my secret, I’ll miss you. “

“Oh well,” he added nonchalantly, “I’ll have this to remember you by.”

In the palm of his outstretched hand was Lucy’s missing broach.

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29 comments

  1. Oh crumbs, and just when she learned the truth/discovered the proof as well!
    Interesting comment at the top – I also write my story before reading others in case my “brilliant” idea has already been written!

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    • I had a couple of times where my story was a similar idea, but I didn’t know until I read the others, and of course if I read them first I would be compelled to trash mine and write another. There is always a risk that if I read them all first I would feel paralyzed and unable to write for fear of appearing to copy. Thanks for reading and commenting. 🙂

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  2. Hi James I wrote this on your Project O article, but I wanted to make sure you got it!

    James thanks for taking part in Project O! I waited a bit to drop by on purpose, which I will reveal in the future while breaking the project down. I did want to drop by and say thanks for participating. Without all of you this couldn’t of been possible. -OM

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    • You are most welcome and thanks for the opportunity. I enjoyed it very much, especially the comments that followed the survey, they were very entertaining! I have only read a couple of the others so far but I plan on going back to it when I get a bit more time. 🙂

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