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 the time to sit and write, revise, edit, revise, edit, etc. until getting it down to 100 and telling everything you want to tell.
My story this week is all dialogue, so i used a hyphen to indicate one speaker just in case you need that to help distinguish the speakers because I didn’t want to waste words on “he said” and crap like that. Here’s this week’s picture and my 100 words –
“Umm. That big bird?”
– “What bird?”
“I thought it was a bird.”
“The snow on that mountain?”
– “Nope. Not the snow.”
“I got it. Your hair. Yeah. Your hair.”
– “No, idiot. Come on. Be serious.”
– “The one you thought was a bird? No.”
– “Are you kidding me?”
“No, really. It is not yellow. I mean, if you look at it with the Hubble telescope it might look yellow. But to our eyes it looks white.”
“I give up.”
– “The clouds.”
“Okay. My turn. I spy something – blue.”
– “I hate you.”
“Are we there yet?”
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I like what you did with this. good imagination.
thanks a bunch. i like writing dialogue.
I like it :). I keep wanting to try one of these days, but the things you guys come up with intimidate me lol…one of these days I might just go for it. Really enjoyed this
thanks. intimidated? oh no. you can’t think that way. i’ve had some entries that i felt very blah about, but i’d rather write something blah than not write at all.
That’s true. Will get it a try soon
Here’s my attempt, please let me know what you think. Thanks
and post your link there, which is what i’m about to do now.
wait! i gave you the wrong link! sorry! here’s where it goes!
Hey Boomie, don’t let it intimidate you. The trick is not to read anyone else’s until yours is done. Go ahead and try, we Fictioneers are kind! I’ve only ever had encouraging comments from the readers! Go for it Boomie! Go Boomie go!
:)! Thank you, will work on it soon
I know – Third Base!
You do dialog well. “I hate you” was a nice touch. I’m still up in the air on mine.
up in the air. pun intended?
You know it. 🙂 D.
Good job Rich. Didn’t see your link on Madison’s page? Anyhoo, Laughing out Loud! Must be a lazy day for those two. Worse yet, a boring car ride! :O
I usually wait until friday to post my link on madisons page. Thanks for reading.
cool. the dialogue is natural with an easy flow. and brings
back memories of childhood for me.
road trip!!!! 🙂 lovely…
Thanks miss. Lovely of you to read it.
Thanks for the chuckle. Can actually hear that conversation in my head…as if the boys are in the backseat right now. 🙂
Thanks. I looked at the picture of the blimp in thought what could go wrong here? Then I thought of the impossibility of trying to play “I spy” at 1000 feet in the air surrounded by nothing but clouds and sky
very cleverly done. i like the child’s imagination aspect very much. i miss listening to this kind of banter. enjoyable to say the least.
Funny! I think I missed posting my attempt at last weeks fridayfictioneers. I thought it had to be posted by the following Friday not the same week:( I think I understand now!
Don’t worry about rules. It’s all flexible.
Thanks! So I can still give it a shot?
Yep. That it is. I’ve been look forward to fridays since I stumbled on this group of storytellers.
me too. i can thank alan from the phillipines from whose site i found it.
My mom and dad packed seven of us in the station wagon to go to a cottage some summers, when they could afford it. I’m sure we had that very conversation! Thanks for the memories, great read!
I’m beginning to think I’m in the minority of people who struggled with this picture!
I haven’t played iSpy in forever. This cracked me up and had me thinking of car rides with family and friends.
I haven’t read any others yet so I can’t say. But I’m glad mine worked for you.
You always manage to surprise us, the moment i saw this image i thought what thriller would you weave this time..and wow …
loved the whole guessing game up there
Thanks miss. I can hit various emotions it seems.
love it, need to play Ispy on my next balloon trip… 🙂
Oh, you made me laugh… Thanks!
thanks for laughing
This was great, Rich. Really good. And no-one died. Are you feeling all right?
was having a strangely nice day. i thought about doom coming to the blimp, but it just didn’t come to me. thanks for reading.
Thanks for the invite. I am posting mine shortly. Randy
all are welcome. all are welcome.
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Good job–I can relate to the “I Spy” game as I have 5 kiddoes and 10 grandchildren. It definitely would be a challenge at those heights and that speed. 🙂
Bahahaha, this is fabulosity. Hilarious. I giggled at the punch line http://kaitlinandmichaelbranch.com/2012/06/08/friday-fictioneers-6/
thanks miss. fabulosity? nice.
Those two remind me of my last wo boys. Good shot. Mine is here: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/fridayfictioneers-emily/
thanks a bunch.
I’d completely forgotten about that game! I’ll keep it in mind for our next trip. 😉
Good work, enjoyed it, Rich.
thanks a bunch, miss.
Smooth, natural dialog sir. Nicely done.
thanks very much. happy friday.
I hated that game! Loved the “are we there yet?” at the end.
I must say though, I would prefer it without the hyphens. I enjoy having to figure out the characters, the hyphens made that too easy.
i didn’t want to put them, but i wasn’t sure. i guess it wasn’t necessary. what i didn’t realize until after was that in microsoft word, those hyphens are counted as words.
A game of ‘I spy’? Great dialog.
thanks very much
I figured it’s almost impossible to okay I spy up there. Thought it might be funny.
I must have been on a thousand car journeys like this … and my brother always cheated. Nice one, thanks for the memories.
Thanks for reading
Cute! I like it very much! I definitely giggled!! Here’s mine: http://theforgottenwife.com/2012/06/07/friday-fictioneers-6812/
Thanks and thanks.
HAHAHAHA! Brilliant. My kids are 9 and 11 — I’m still living in this story!
not as brilliant as that cool raven gravatar. i like that. thanks.
haha! Very funny. Although it’s all dialogue, it gets the reader’s attention.
Mine’s here: http://logo-ligi.com/2012/06/08/radiant-flight/
thanks. i’m about to start reading a bunch of entries.
Hahahaha! That could have been a replay of my sister ‘hating’ me on our whirlwind family vacations during the 70’s. Good story.
thanks. i have not seen yours yet and have to start reading. i read some late last night and need to catch up on more.
I;ve been on trips like that, with ‘Hyphen and Asterisk’ my own kids and when they got to ‘Are we there yet” I once pulled over and said yes, you can get out now! Ah the memories this one brought back. Good one!
Mine is here, (and I know, you have already ‘been there, done that’ http://oldentimes.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/june-8-friday-fictioneers-just-take-me-home/
Thanks for your insight!
Brilliant! Well done Rich 🙂
thankee very much.
Clever, I Spy with the pic. I like the personality in your dialogue. “I hate you” — exactly the words my wife would have said.
thanks. and – uh oh. darn wives.
I love that game in the car trying to pass the time on a long journey and fancy being able to say something better than ‘sun’, ‘road’, ‘white lines’ and ‘sky’. 🙂
Reminds me of a day long ago, in the back of a wood panelled station wagon, rocketting down a highway in Georgia, only, we were spying tobacco fields.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks to you as well.
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I wondered what they were talking about!
Hahaha! **snort** Good one!
Thanks. I wanted you to be unsure until the end.
Very nice! Ok, I’ve done mine, but it’s a bit dumb.
the only things that are dumb are the things we chicken out of doing.
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