GeRoNiMo #Friday Fictioneers

Walk onto the set at 7 AM with two hours of sleep and my breath’s doing the Bacardi family proud.  Fist bump with the cameraman, swipe the stubble with an electric razor and man when I hear ACTION I am IN ACTION.  They got me playing this guy GeRoNiMo.  It’s a pretty intense.
Going through a hard time?  Yeah, it’s been tough.  Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing GeRoNiMo staring back at you and he’s smiling even though you know you’re not.  You’ll see what I mean when the show comes out.


Spring’s finally come!  Thought it never would.  Anyway…Every Friday, writers from all around the world write 100 word (or thereabouts) flash fiction based on a photo posted that Wednesday on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.

I welcome constructive criticism; without it I cannot grow as a writer.  The weekly photo that inspired this story is below:


About glossarch

The word "glossarch" doesn't exist. At least, not yet. But let's pretend it does for a second. The first part is "gloss," a word that comes to us from Ancient Greek via Latin and English. It means "language." The second part also comes from Ancient Greek and can mean "having power over." So "glossarch" means simply "language controller." So what am I doing making up words? Well, I made up an entire language once. It's called Angosey. So I'm the Glossarch of Angosey. I'm currently a doctorate student in volcano seismology (a branch of geophysics). I enjoy writing fiction and poetry, launching balloons, programming, and hanging out with my lovely wife! Follow me on Twitter! Writing and language creation: @glossarch Balloons and science: @bovineaerospace
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16 Responses to GeRoNiMo #Friday Fictioneers

  1. Sun says:

    your character sounds like a person that thrives on intense living but i sense it may fall apart one day. i enjoyed your story.

  2. Dear Danny,

    It took me a couple of reads to see Geronimo. Interesting take.



  3. DCTdesigns says:

    Danny- Your GeRoNiMo conjured NaNoWriMO or NaPoWriMo for me. Was this intentional? I got a great view of this character from the get go. When he is staring int he mirror are you trying to say he is embodying the character so completely it is becoming a part of him? Or is Geronimo’s nature already in him?

    • glossarch says:

      It was not intentional, I was more thinking of hacker aliases. I think he’s saying that he sees GeRoNiMo in him when he looks in the mirror, and tht the viewer of the show will recognize GeRoNiMo in themselves when they watch it.

  4. Alice Audrey says:

    I think this is great. I can well imagine his rendition of GeRoNiMo.

    This week is my first Fictoneer Friday. I hope you can come by.

  5. Amy Reese says:

    This guy seems pretty consumed with his character and and/or his hacker lifestyle. He’s quite mysterious and I think likes to live on the edge. Very creative take!

  6. I like the story and feel of the story, but I really don’t get the whole story. 😦


  7. subroto says:

    Looks like he is about to fall off from living too hard. Interesting take on the prompt.

  8. Seeing Geronimo staring back at you with a taste from the Bacardi family.. yes I think this won’t hold up much longer.. Also a real sad paralell to the real Geronimo tale.. from warrior to an attraction at fairs..

  9. brainsnorts says:

    love the bacardi part and the idea of actors struggling between themselves, their parts, and the mix between. why is geronimo partly capitalized? i’m not picking up on that.

  10. Well done. If I understand this correctly, it seems fame has led to a fast lifestyle that will be his downfall if he doesn’t get control. He’s beginning to identify with his fictitious character. Not a good sign. Good story.

  11. Sarah Ann says:

    Good character portrait telling us so much about him so succinctly. A great read.

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