Friday Fictioneers – from Madison Woods

normally, this would be posted on a wednesday, but i might possibly be unable to post anything until sunday, so i’m posting this now.  also, i usually enjoy reading and commenting on the blogs that i follow, but i likely won’t be able to do that until monday when i get back from my short trip.  my apologies to those i do not read and comment upon.

every wednesday madison woods 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 an hour and a half like i had this morning to sit and write, revise, edit, revise, edit, etc. until getting it down to 100 and telling everything you want to tell.

here’s this week’s picture.  if you don’t want to read my entry or be influenced by what i wrote, then don’t scroll beyond the picture.  until friday.

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Lost in the woods for hours, they followed miles of barbed-wire fence.  Maybe a hole or gate.  Nothing.

Limping, Jimmy said, “It’s bleeding again.”  He sat.  David tied a sock, snuggly replacing the bloody one around his little brother’s calf, sliced hours ago climbing inside the fence.  Now, barely walking, he hid tears.

“There’s a sign,” said David, “but on the other side.”

“Please climb and read it.”

David climbed.  Barbs bit him.

Shredded sunset touched the sign.

Private Property:  Beware Attack Dogs

“What’s it say?” asked Jimmy.

David looked through the fence, past Jimmy’s shoulder.

Barks and shadows approached.

(100 words)

89 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – from Madison Woods

  1. Still steering clear of “sweetness and light”, I see! I looked at the photo but wasn’t the least inspired by it. Total blank. So, well done for finding something. “You’re a better man than I am Gunga Din.”

  2. I liked this Rich. It reminds me of a sign I see out here sometimes that says (it has variations) “Don’t cross this field unless you can do it in 8 seconds or less. The bull makes it in 9.”

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    • Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days and it’s tiugh to read and comment through my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks again!

    • Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days and it’s hard to read and comment through my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks again very much.

    • Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days and it’s hard to read and comment through my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks again miss!

    • Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days and it’s hard to read and comment through my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks miss!

    • Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days and it’s hard to read and comment through my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks again.

    • Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days and it’s hard to read and comment in my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks again!

    • Yes about sign. It says it in dialogue. Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days and it’s hard to read and comment through my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks again!

    • Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days and it’s hard to read and comment through my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks again!

    • Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days. it’s hard to read and comment through my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks again!

    • Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days and it’s hard to read and comment through my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks again! Love the flips.

    • Only one is out and watch what happens to his brother. Thanks. I’d love to read yours too but I’m away from home for a few days and it’s hard to read and comment through my phone. I’ll read yours Monday. Thanks again!

  4. Nice tight story. There is a tension in your writing style that compliments the subject matter of the story perfectly. Things are happening at a lightning quick pace, and the reader is dying to keep up. Well done Rich.

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