The Break-up

 “Do you remember our first date?” she asked, as they admired the waterfall.

“Of course,” he smiled, “it was right here. You got drunk and nearly drowned.”

“I couldn’t swim, you saved my life. I felt…”

“Indebted to me?” he grinned.

The Spirit Guide

“Day and night cannot dwell together!” Spotted Bear rose from the table and strode angrily from the house. “Please Papa,” Christina called after him, “you’re more alike than you know.” Her husband John gently placed his hand on her swelling womb, her restless skin rippling beneath his touch. As Spotted Bear walked off his fury […]

The Noble Art

Photoprompt – copyright J Hardy Carrol The Noble Art (100 words) Mickey ‘the Bull’ watched his protégé spar. Thirty years in the game and he’d never had a prospect like Byron Thomas– the kid was a freak of nature. Now, with the challenger out, Mickey had got the call and Byron was on the brink […]


While the giant ghosts of our Thule ancestors prowl the frozen polar landscape, I search for the demon who took my brother.  The sun, now pale and small, wanders far to the South, as Nunavut plunges into the Long Night

Ignis Avem!

Photo copyright – J Hardy Carroll Charcoal and water shone black in the moonlight as Bateman picked his way through the charred ruins of the house, the old man’s warning echoing in his head – Ignis Avem! “This is where the fire started.” The fireman said, pointing to a scorch-mark on what used to be […]

Empty Nest

Photo prompt © Douglas M. MacIlroy Empty Nest (100 words) Empty nest syndrome, the counsellor had called it. Get yourselves a hobby, he’d told them. Now Malcolm sat in his workshop, talking to his birds – ‘the man cave’ Marjorie had mockingly labelled it – and tried not to think about his wife, or her […]

God’s Instrument

Photo by Kevin Chach – Basurero Zona 3 Guatemala City,  google maps God’s Instrument  (150 words) – Micro Fiction “What is this, Nicolas?” Manuel looked at the flyer his son had brought him. “They’re offering free violin lessons after school,” said his son, “but I need an instrument.” Manuel shook his head. “I told you […]

The Punishment Room

I decided after writing the longer version for this story that I would give you both to read, on the off chance you had sufficient time for another 235 words, I very much prefer it. You can find the full story below this week’s FF entry. Hope you enjoy 🙂 The Punishment Room (100 words) […]

Brave New World

Can you come up with a story in 100 words or less using this picture as a prompt? Of course you can! So what are you waiting for? Click on the blue frog to upload your tale and join the Friday Fictioneers  led by Rochelle over at addicted to purple, but first hopefully you will stick […]

High Tide

copyright – Ted Strutz High Tide – 100 Words Stan forced a swollen eye open through a crust of dried blood and ran a tentative tongue over the broken stumps of his teeth. Despite his injuries he felt elated, he had double-crossed the Martello clan and lived! He tried to get up but couldn’t, he was […]