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It is time for another installment of Mondays Finish the Story, which is a flash fiction challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to a story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words, not including the opening line… Are you ready for my story?

Underwood #4 - Photo by Barbara W. Beacham

Underwood #4 – Photo by Barbara W. Beacham

The old typewriter had a mind of its own. The odd thing is that whoever owned this typewriter had bestselling books. Let’s look at some past owners.

In 1926, the first owner was Ernest Hemingway. After a night of heavy drinking, he awoke one morning to find “The Sun Also Rises” stacked neatly next to the typewriter. He did not remember writing this book which became a bestseller that year.

Margaret Mitchell owned it too. No matter what keys she struck, it typed something else. When she was done, “Gone with the Wind” was in her hands. It became the 1936 bestselling book!

This unique device found its way to George Orwell. His fingers flew over the keys, his mind whirling with a story. The typewriter produced two books for him. Both were quite different from what he had in mind. “1984” and “Animal Farm” made the bestsellers list in the 40’s.

The typewriter is now mine.  :)

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I hope that you enjoyed my entry into the Mondays Finish the Story challenge!

Mondays Finish the Story

If you wish to join in on this challenge, well, then just click HERE!

Thanks for dropping by today! Have one heck of an amazing week! Be well… ^..^

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Once again, I am participating in Rochelle Wisoff-Fields flash fiction challenge Friday Fictioneers. This challenge requires the writer to come up with a story that has a beginning, middle and end that goes along with the photo prompt. The word count: 100 or less. Today’s photo is by Rochelle herself. Are you ready for my story?

Watching - Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Watching – Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“There she is again, on the veranda, with a cup of coffee in her hand, and she is looking at us. Do you think she knows we watch her?” asked agent Riggs.

“With all the high tech equipment and monitoring devices, how could she?” replied agent Smith.

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On her veranda, Amanda turned towards the house on the corner. They were watching. Little did they know that she had her high tech listening device working. The ear bud in her ear allowed her to hear everything they said. Smiling, the watched was watching the watchers!

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Thank you to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers!  And thank you dear reader for taking the time to stop by today!  I hope that you enjoyed my bit of flash!  Have a terrific Thursday, and be well….   ^..^

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My Last Sunrise - Photo by Alastair Forbes

My Last Sunrise – Photo by Alastair Forbes

The photo of the sunrise through the trees hung on my bedroom wall. Little did I know when I took that photo, it would be the last sunrise I would ever see!

The day had been typical for me. I got up, had my morning cup of coffee, and then headed outdoors with my camera, which is when I snapped this photo. I had not seen the house with the three chimneys before, so of course I had to go investigate. It looked abandoned. I made the decision to return and explore the house after I got off work that day.

I looked forward to this all day. Returning home, I donned old clothes, grabbed the flashlight and headed out. When I got there, I noticed it was a run-down brick building. Trying the front door, I found it locked. As I started to turn away, I heard the door creak and saw that it was now open.

Curious, I headed in. The place was grand. It was then that I felt the cold breath on my neck as sharp teeth sunk in. I died that day. Now when I wake, the first thing I see is that last sunrise.
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Thanks go out to Alastair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction! This is a flash fiction challenge where Al provides a photo prompt and you get to write a story with a beginning, middle and end using 200 words or less. If you would care to join in, click on Sunday Photo Fiction above, which will get you there!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope that you enjoyed my little bit of flash! Have a splendid, relaxing Sunday! Be well! ^..^

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I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story, which is a challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words….Ready?

2014-11-17 - BW Beacham
“When I rented the room, I did not think it would be this one!” It took me months to plan for this vacation. It turns out that planning a vacation is not my forte.

I had bought the cheapest seat available on the flight. The seat: It was right next to the bathroom. When we landed, the airline lost my bag.

The first “hotel” that I stayed at turned out to be a rooming house. There were 50 beds in one room with what resembled hospital curtains between the beds. Man, some people can really snore, and fart! It only had one bathroom!

The second “hotel” that I rented was actually a tent. For the facilities, they provided you with a shovel and a roll of toilet paper. There was a warning to watch out for the poison oak.

My last place was a real room. This was the most expensive of the lot. I cringed when I saw the half moon on the door!
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You too can join in on this fun weekly challenge! Just click HERE to get to this week’s challenge!

I hope that you enjoyed my bit of flash! May you have a magnificent Monday, and thank you for stopping by! Be well! ^..^

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I am taking part, once again, in Friday Fictioneers! It is a challenge where you are provided with a photo prompt. The challenge is to write a story with a beginning, middle and end using 100 words or less. And the photo this week is:

Lost in the Crowd - Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Lost in the Crowd – Photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


She had stopped into the gift shop looking at little souvenirs to bring home. A man stopped next to her. He was looking forward, but she could see him looking at her from the corner of his eye.

She left the store creeped out. She entered the next shop. Looking at the t-shirts, she saw him enter the store. She moved past a corner of the store out of his view, where she could see him but he could not see her. She heard him whisper, “Where is she?”

Leaving the store, she let herself get lost in the crowd!
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Thank you Rochelle for hosting the flash fiction challenge! I am looking forward to your next installment!

Thank you dear reader for dropping in for a quick Thursday read! Have a marvelous day, and be well! ^..^

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This week Cherie Rowlands at WordPress chose the topic “Descent” for this week’s photo challenge! I like this topic! Let’s see what I have for you today, shall we?

The sun sets…

The sun descends in the sky

The sun descends in the sky

A plane making its descent…

Landing

Landing

A photo from a recent post of the Margerie Glacier. Here it is with a chunk of the glacier descending towards the water in the bay.

Calving

Calving

Check out the descending arms of the Bryn Mawr Glacier located in the College Fjords of Alaska! Click on the photo once to see the details of this amazing glacier!

Bryn Mawr Glacier

Bryn Mawr Glacier

I am behind this fellow as we make our descent into a narrow opening in the Moaning Cavern…

The first staircase down

The first staircase down

Please take the time to check out some of the other entries into this photo challenge! Have one heck of a good weekend! Happy Halloween! :twisted:

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2014-10-27 - BW Beacham

Little did we know that Grandpa was a collector. For years, he lived in that old, rundown house on 15 acres. I have fond memories of swimming in the old pond, picking blackberries at a patch near the house, and climbing the huge oak trees to the fort he built for us. What we never expected, after he passed away, was to find what we did!

He had so few knickknacks around the house. Behind the house, there was another outbuilding. We had to hire a team to clear the brush so that we could take down the old structure, getting the property ready for sale. That was when we found the cars. There were so many!

Most of the cars were Fords. There was a sign on the building indicating “Ford Parking Only.” This was odd to us. Why? Because not only did he a collect cars but we always thought Grandpa loved Chevys!
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Mondays Finish the Story

You too can join in on this writing challenge! A photo is provided and the opening sentence of a story that you get to finish using 100-150 words! Join in on this Mondays Finish the Story challenge! To get to this week’s challenge click HERE!

I hope that you liked my bit of flash fiction! Thank you for taking the time to stop by today for a bit! Have a great Monday and be well! ^..^

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