Tag Archives: Friday Fictioneers

It Could Be Worse

Maureen had driven all night ’til morning. The coffee kept her awake, but now she had to go…Go…GO! The abandoned building had no door on the bathroom. The toilet was dusty, covered with animal footprints. It was gruesome, but Maureen … Continue reading

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Changes – Friday Fictioneers

***Warning: Mature Subject*** Changes 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 … Continue reading

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Visual Anomalies – Friday Fictioneers

Visual Anomalies “I come here quite often,” said Evan, leading George beside the old wooden gazebo. “To relax?” said George. “To ponder,” shrugged Evan. “And consider the Universe. “A good a spot to think, I suppose.” Evan pointed down at … Continue reading

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Job Security – Friday Fictioneers

Job Security Until Director Morton entered the room, he felt good. Exxon’s new crystalline energy source proved immensely powerful and safe. No more oil spills would spoil Exxon’s name. Beside him, public relations whiz Philip Kennedy, sulked. Without environmental disasters, … Continue reading

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The Warning – Friday Fictioneers

The Warning Professor Trachtenberg raced into the dining room, his grey hair in disarray. He found him standing there, staring fixedly out the window. “Is it true?” said Trachtenberg. “It is,” said Beauchamps. “We should raise the alarm! We should … Continue reading

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Soda Pop – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about the perils of early science, begins after the photo by Jan Wayne Fields. Soda Pop Most people know of Spontaneous Human Combustion, but few know of Spontaneous Human Explosion. The first known … Continue reading

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House Guardian – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about a dramatic change in life but familiar things still remain, begins after the photo. Genre: Speculative Fiction House Guardian Val found the stuffed ram’s head while helping unpack. “Oh Karen! Let’s throw … Continue reading

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The Telling – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about wisdom more than courage, begins after the photo. Genre: Science Fiction/Humor The Telling “Third time this week,” muttered Howard. “Lousy sheep always blocking the road,” whined Janet “There’s the shepherd,” scowled Howard. … Continue reading

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Sacrifice For Progress – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about sharing the sacrifices we make, begins after the photo. Genre: Specualtive Fiction/Humor Sacrific For Progress Oil magnate Benton Sands made marine biologist Fran sick. Unfortunately, she worked for him. As they observed … Continue reading

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Candle Burning Bright – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about a gamble that didn’t pay off, begins after the photo. Genre: Horror/Humor Candle Burning Bright As flames seared the flesh of Krassicus, he cast one last spell, and his spirit inhabited a … Continue reading

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