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Ready for another edition of Mondays Finish the Story? This flash fiction challenge asks that the writer complete a story of 100-150 words, using the opening line as provided (in bold and italicized letters), and that the story goes with the photo prompt. I hope that you enjoy my story entitled “Jessica’s Doll Regan.”

Regan - © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Regan – © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

After losing her head, she realized that the rest of her body was falling apart! What better way to scare that nasty child Jessica!

You see, Jessica received the doll for her 6th birthday. She named it Regan. She never treated the doll well. She would slap it across the edge of the dresser, pinch it, bite it, and scream at it.

Weeks later, Regan knew she just had to do something to get back at Jessica! One dark night, she felt a surge of energy enter into her doll form. Damn, but that felt good! She raised her arms and looked at her small hands.

The following morning, Jessica awoke and found Regan in pieces. Jessica laughed. The arms were nearby, a leg was missing, as was the head, though not far away from the body. As Jessica looked at the doll’s head, it rolled over, and one of the eyes winked. It gave Jessica and evil smile and said, “Payback is a bitch!”  Jessica screamed.

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Mondays Finish the Story

I hope that you enjoyed my bit of flash! Thanks for taking the time to drop by today. I hope that you have a marvelous Monday! Be well… ^..^

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The War - Photo by Alastair Forbes

The War – Photo by Alastair Forbes

“Area secured?” the General asked.

“Confirmed, secure General,” said Corporal Green.

“What are the visual details Corporal?”

“There are bodies, lots of bodies on the ground, Sir. All is still at the moment, Sir.”

“What do you estimate our losses are, Sir?”

“Maybe 1,000,000, Sir.”

“What is the estimate of their losses?”

“Sir, I believe that the number would be in the low thousands, Sir!”

“We must do better. Next time, perhaps.”

“What are our orders if you please, Sir?”

“Everyone rests now, Corporal, as you have done well.”

“Thank you, Sir.”

The General left his perch, and headed towards where he saw water. Taking a drink, he heard a whoosh! In an instant, he was dead.

Al sat up, looking at smashed grasshopper on his hand. He picked up his camera equipment and looked at the carnage around him. No one would have thought of them as deadly creatures. This was one story that would make the history books.

Looking at the dead around him, Al felt lucky to have survived. Who knew these little creatures could be so vicious. At last, it was over.

Pretending to be dead, a remaining short horned grasshopper looked up at the man above him and thought, “For now we go underground and in 40 years when we return, we shall prevail!”

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Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction

Thank you to Alastair Forbes of Sunday Photo Fiction for the great photo that inspired this story, and to you as well, dear reader, for taking the time to stop on by! Be well… ^..^

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When I saw the photo for this week’s Friday Fictioneers, I knew what my story would be. So, here is my story entitled, “The Day My World Disappeared.”

Visiting Barcelona - Photo by Dee Lovering

Visiting Barcelona – Photo by Dee Lovering

I was at the Port of Barcelona in Spain. I visited the craft show that day, looking forward to viewing art. Stopping to admire an artist’s lovely carvings, I noticed this man in dark glasses standing next to me. He was looking at me from the corner of his eye. Strange…

I swiftly walked away. Stopping at another artist’s tent, I noticed he was near me again. Turning to leave, I saw him leave too. Running, I suddenly felt a hand grip my shoulder. As I turned, a stinky rag covered my nose; that was the day my world disappeared.

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Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Dee Lovering for the photo that inspired this tragic story!

Thank you dear reader for stopping by. I hope you have an amazing day, and be well! ^..^

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We are back for another edition of Mondays Finish the Story! This flash fiction challenge asks that the writer complete a story of 100-150 words, using the opening line as provided (in bold and italicized letters), and that the story goes with the photo prompt. Today’s story is another chapter in the Greys Chronicle. The original story is The Wine Bar.

Are you laughing at me?  Photo by Barbara W. Beacham

Are you laughing at me? Photo by Barbara W. Beacham

“Are you laughing at me?” I knew they were, and I could have sworn that I saw the damn things wink at me!

Apparently done with my shift, one of the creatures escorted me to what would become my sleeping quarters. As the door opened with a whoosh, I looked around the room. The grey hand pushed me gently into the room, then stepped back as the door closed. There was a bed, a bathroom, a chair, and a table on which stood the orchids. I sat in the chair noting no windows.

Talking aloud to myself, I said, “Will I ever get out of here?”

The orchids on the table laughed, and shook their heads no. I jumped out of the chair away from the orchids. “What the hell?” I said.

“Get some sleep”, they said to me in unison. “Your next shift at the wine bar is in 8 hours.”

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Thanks for stopping by today to read my entry into the Mondays Finish the Story challenge!

Mondays Finish the Story

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Have a fantastic week, and be well… ^..^

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This week The WordPress Photo Challenge asks us to go into the world of motion. Are you ready?

A glacier breaks and the huge piece of ice drops into the water…

Hitting the water

Hitting the water

Catching a glimpse of Orca as they swim by…

Heading right

Heading right

A turkey buzzard lifts off from a branch…

Gaining momentum

Gaining momentum

Watching a jellyfish swim…

Fanning out

Fanning out

Waves hitting the shoreline!

Small waves roll against the shoreline

Small waves roll against the shoreline

Birds fly and a whale lifts its tail. Another blows out air…

Four whale

Four whale

Me and my dog playing in the snow. He smiles…

It snows and we play!

It snows and we play!

One more: Water in motion going over the falls!

The beauty found in a waterfall!

The beauty found in a waterfall!

There you have it! These are my views of motion! Have a fabulous weekend and be well!

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It is time once again for a story to be told for the Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge! The rules indicate that you write a complete story using 100 words or less. Your story must go along with the subject in the photo prompt provided. Here is the photo and my story entitled “An Unlikely Observation.”

Observed - Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

Observed – Photo by Douglas M. MacIlroy

It was a clear night, the air was crisp, and the stars twinkled. Each astronomer had their scopes focused on a new nebula forming in the Trimidean sector of Orion. All at once, each astronomer heard a buzzing sound. In a flash, they were in a room with grey creatures eating pizza, drinking wine and listening to music.

The greys raised their glasses to the astronomers. Just as quickly as they arrived, they were back on the ground on the road that led to the observatories. They looked at one another. No one would believe what each had just observed!

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I would like to thank Rochelle for hosting this challenge and also to Douglas MacIlroy for the photo that inspired my story!

To you dear reader, I am blessed that you have stopped by for a quick read! I hope that you have a wonderful day. Be well! ^..^

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Thursday is the day that I devote to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Writers are challenged to create a complete story using no more than 100 words that go along with the photo prompt provided. Here is the photo and my story, entitled “3-Alarm Fire on Elm Street.”

Fire! - Photo by Roger Bultot

Fire! – Photo by Roger Bultot

A three-alarm fire broke out at 656 Elm Avenue this morning. Fire fighters responded to the call. The fire began on the second floor in the back of the building. Residents of the multi-family home got out safely.

One resident said that he heard what sounded like an explosion, which woke him up. He smelled the smoke, and was able to get his elderly mother, the dog and the cat out before the floor became engulfed in flames.

In the meantime, a local beat cop cited the fire engine for illegally parking on the street during street sweeping hours.

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Thank you Rochelle for hosting this flash fiction challenge, and to you as well Roger for the photo that inspired my story!

To you, dear reader, thank you for taking the time to stop by today. I hope that you have a terrific Thursday! Be well… ^..^

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