Changes – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: Sandra Crook

***Warning: Mature Subject***


They kept their friendship secret, meeting at the old stump in the glade. Their families would’ve been outraged if discovered. As they reached middle teens, they realized their bodies were changing.

In the creek beneath the bridge, they explored each other.

“It’s so big,” exclaimed Iris. “Can I touch it?”

“Sure,” said Cory.

“Wow. It’s hard.”

Cory shrugged. “It just changed.” He pointed. “Those are new.”

“You like? They just grew out.”

“Can I?”

“Sure! Careful, they’re sensitive.”

He touched them gently. “So soft. They’re beautiful.”

Iris blushed and removed her hand from his bicep. “I hoped you’d like my fairy wings.”
Author’s Note: I wasn’t sure if I should put a warning on or not, since this story obviously isn’t what it seems. I figured my misdirection of the reader is enough to warrant it. I thought I’d stay on the safe side.

Every week, the Friday Fictioneers meet by an old stump and write flash fiction from photo prompts. This week’s photo is a lovely one from Sandra Crook. Look here for more stories based upon the photo above:


About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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49 Responses to Changes – Friday Fictioneers

  1. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear EA,

    A perfect story for the prompt and for our delicate sensitivities. Well done.



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    • EagleAye says:

      Thanks Doug! I’m glad it fit well. I wasn’t sure if a content warning was necessary or not. I guess it’s better to err on the side of caution. Thanks so much for your comments! πŸ™‚


  2. tedstrutz says:

    Oh, that’s right… you are supposed to give a Warning! You are so PC. Nice story.

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  3. I love innuendo and prefer not to be warned but to have it envelop me. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Oh Danny Boy says:

    Without that last line it’s another story and would warrant the warning.


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  5. Dear Eric,

    The so called warning at the beginning only added to the build of tension. Very clever, sir. Pulling the hook from my cheek.



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  6. babso2you says:

    Well done WordMaster! I enjoyed your bit of flash and the way you teased me with that warning at the beginning! πŸ™‚ Be well Eric…. ^..^

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  7. Gee, just when I thought it was getting juicy. LOL! No, I loved it. Great ending!


  8. I thought of a illicit encounter too the minute I saw the woods. Sex jumped off the age. It’s hard, pun intended, to be so visual with a word count this modest, but you managed. It was cute you put up a warning, like it was a cyber peep show. We’ve all been in the woods at some point. Nice writing.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha. I liked this, “We’ve all been in the woods at some point.” How true. That picture really does scream illicit encounter. This story was the first thought in my head. Brilliant minds, I guess. Thanks so much for the awesome comments. I really appreciate it. πŸ™‚


  9. Cleverly thought out.

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  10. storydivamg says:

    Nice work, Eric. A sensitively told tale with just enough adult content.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail


  11. Lyn says:

    After reading your warning, I almost did read it — me being young and innocent and all. You really are a master of disguise πŸ™‚

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  12. Dave says:

    Not sure double entendres qualify for ‘adult content’ (all in the mind of the beholder, right)? But better safe than sorry.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, I kinda went back and forth on that one. Am I responsible for what an individual “thinks” is happening? Well, I kinda led them there, didn’t I? It’s a fuzzy place. Still, it emphasized my deception nicely, so it all works out in the end. Thanks much, Dave!


  13. gahlearner says:

    Such fun, and much more interesting than just admiring her ‘eyes’. Great little twist that makes this special.

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  14. Margaret says:

    Great turn-around. A mischievous little story.

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  15. Excellent job of mis-direction and I approve of the warning as part of the whole evil plot.


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  16. jwdwrites says:

    Great story Eric, it was nice to read a light-hearted tale and this one really brought a smile to my face. πŸ™‚

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  17. Eric, I loved the way you moved this humorous fantasy story along, kept the suspense building, and used an interesting mixture of genres and double-entendre. Well done (just like your steak microfiction story, I must say)! πŸ™‚

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    • EagleAye says:

      That’s true, it is a mix of genres. I simply took the pieces I needed to build the story. I love double-entendres and other plays on words. This was a lot of fun to write. I’m happy to know you enjoyed it too. Thank you kindly, Leigh!

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  18. Haha–I like this–a delicate story with just enough magic!

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  19. Liz Young says:

    That was lovely – I love your ending too. We both opted for fairy stories this week!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Thank you! I think stories like this should end with a zinger. Loved your finish too. That picture lent itself to a fairy story, I thought. Thanks for the visit, Liz! πŸ™‚


  20. This is why AnElephant is pink!
    And misdirection is his favourite.

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  21. I like titillating misdirection.
    It;’s the faeries that I’m not sure about.

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  22. Ah, nice…I was all flustered and then came the bucket of ice water.

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