Monthly Archives: October 2013

Grasping at Straws #Friday Fictioneers

He watched her tear the bread into little morsels and toss them into the water. A fish opened its mouth wide with a gasping sound.  In slid the first soggy shred.  The fish closed its mouth and fell back into … Continue reading

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Beasts of the Field #Friday Fictioneers

Elyse was still playing outside when I sat down at the piano.  I started with Chopin and that kept my mind off her pretty well, at least until the knocking started.  A little while later the door caved in and … Continue reading

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Live by the Sea #Friday Fictioneers

“Something funny going on in the bay,” I said to Jim.  “Tide’s going out awful fast.” He looked out along shoreline.  The water, muddy now, was rushing away towards the open ocean. “Don’t think that’s the tide, Harry,” he said. … Continue reading

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That Which Rises #Friday Fictioneers

She glanced around the amphitheatre.  “Who built this place?” “The Romans,” he said.  “Amazing engineers, really.” She shaded her eyes with her hand and checked for other tourists.  Still no one in sight. “Want to climb up, sweetheart?” she asked.  … Continue reading

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The Seagull #Friday Fictioneers

The seagull hopped out of the oily green water, looked at me, and shat all over the sand. This accomplished, it waddled over to the nearest rotting fish and cocked its head back. A few pecks later, the rancid sunken … Continue reading

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