#fridayfictioneers via rochelle – 11/23

I know it’s early, but I don’t know how much computer time I’ll have over the next couple of days, so forgive the early posting.  Seems I’m not the only one though.

Every Wednesday Rigby Wisoff-Fields posts a picture prompt to challenge writers to create a 100-word story or poem or anything that works for you.  Then post your work on your blog.  additionally, on friday, you go back to her site and post a link to your blog entry in the comments on her Friday Fictioneers post.

I’m going to try to keep up with this, as should you.  Give it a shot.  I prefer to stick to 100 words, but she doesn’t mind either way.  Not everyone has the time to sit and write, revise, edit, revise, edit, etc. until getting it down to 100 and telling everything you want to tell.

 

Tombstone

Two boys approached a slab of limestone as others wandered the grounds.

“What’s it say?”

“Doesn’t say anything.  You have to read it.”

“Shut up and read it.  I can’t find my glasses.”

Here’s lies Lefty Grace.

Not even the undertaker could knock the smile off his face.

Never had a bad day except the last one.

Left behind a loving wife, two daughters and a son.

His brother is mad, says Lefty stole his money.

Knows right where he hid it, that’s why he walked funny.

Brutally honest was his only blunder.

That’s what got him six feet under.

__________________________

100 words

68 thoughts on “#fridayfictioneers via rochelle – 11/23

  1. That was brilliant.
    My hat’s off to you.

    Who would have thought of an epitaph -
    except a Brainsnort who hath
    a Rich way with words
    like humor from birds
    who wings it along like a telegraph.

    Thanks, Rich

    Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Dear Rich,

    Your story of Mr. Grace left me, like Lefty, smiling wickedly. I share his blunder at times. Will try to avoid his fate. Well told.

    Aloha,

    Doug

    P.S. I like what you’re doing with Rachel, Rigby. Looking forward to each new week’s moniker.

  3. Dear Rich,
    I love the name Lefty Grace. It sounds much better than Righty or Ambidextrous Grace. Perhaps I will go with Righty Klutz in a future offering. Very well written as always, Rich. Plus, I enjoy your comments and suggestions on other’s stories and find them helpful in my own writing.

    • Glad to help. Lefty was because it’s a left hand in the picture. I originally had a different last name but changed it to rhyme with “face.” Thanks for reading.

    • i don’t count other’s words, but i look for places to save words and also improve by adding other words. for example, if i can get rid of “as” or “was” or “not” and replace it with a really good adjective or verb, then that’s improvement.

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