#fridayfictioneers 6/22 via madison woods

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.

For the past few weeks, I had trouble and didn’t come up with something until the last minute.  This week too.  Oh well.

Here’s this week’s picture and my 100 words –

The Bug

“Hey Dave, look at that bug.”

Bug?  You little shit.  Try Zygoptera.  Try Ischnura Elegans.  Can you clock twenty-four miles per hour?  No.  And don’t even try “dragonfly.”  Dragonflies can’t fold their wings back.  I can.  See?  Little bastard.  Who do you think eats those mosquitoes and spiders that freak you out?  Yeah, me.  That’s right douche face.  I can rip a spider right from its web and eat his ass while you’re running for mommy.  Think just any bug gets the nickname “El Caballito del Diablo”?  The Devil’s Horse.  Well, sorta.  Whatta you say now, punk?

(smack) “Got him!”


100 words

64 thoughts on “#fridayfictioneers 6/22 via madison woods

  1. Hi Rich,
    You asked how much Ancestry.com costs. I think it was $77 for six months. Also wanted to award you the merit badge for best story of the week, at least among the ones I read. Also enjoyed your thorough review of Prometheus.
    Happy weekending, Ron

  2. Dear Rich,

    I thought your damselfly a great character, full of piss and vinegar and fast facts. Too bad it wasn’t watching the kid closely enough. I enjoyed the ending but felt sad for the little bugger. Sign of good writing to make me care for him/it/her.



  3. Fly like a butterfly, squish like a dragonfly, er, zygoptera. With an attitude like that you’d think he was from the Jersey Shore! Just being a douche, I am. Excellent story. Liked it alot.

    • Thanks very much. Maybe it was easier for me to write that because of all the college summers I spent working in that exact town from that stupid show.

  4. Ha Ha. From a bug’s point of view, it must have wished to be a thousand times larger with the venom of a black widow spider and the chance to bite you back, before seeing your hand come down on its tiny little head like a sledge hammer. Oh, and was he a Spanish fly? His nickname had me wondering. Good story.

      • So did I (have to look it up) but after I had already written my story. lol Anyway, I guess we all know a little bit more about damsel flies, now. 😉

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