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 –
“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!”
64 thoughts on “#fridayfictioneers 6/22 via madison woods”
I’d say that bug got the attitude adjustment that it needed. Serves him right, the pompous little ass.
That’s one worked-up damselfly. I wouldn’t want to get in its way.
Great attitude, well not great in the usual way, but great nonetheless.
I love that the kid had “the last word.” THWACK!!!
Here is mine-
🙂 I really like it!
thanks miss. but that’s what we all say each time we see another picture of you on all your posts.
Haha well that is not true….proving….you are a good storyteller!!!
Bhwahahaha – ouch. I was so cheering for that little Dennis Leary-esque Zygoptera. Good one.
dennis leary. good comparison. i like him. underrated.
My oh my! Aren’t we worked up today? And over a little mistake we all make? I couldn’t tell the difference between the dragonfly and the damselfly. To me they all look alike. He certainly had it coming. Good shot, Rich. Mine is here and linked too: http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/fridayfictioneers-the-omen/
thanks. i needed wikipedia help for it.
This has to be my fave this week, Rich!
That means a lot for sure. Thanks.
Loved it and learned from it. Great voice and POV. And the attitude came through strongly. My story is here: http://bridgesareforburning.wordpress.com/
Thanks a very lot much. I have a lust of stories to read and one more is good.
Ouch! Brilliant Mr. Rich.
Brilliant? I accept!
Ahahahahaha. Cracked me up. I think the bugs indignation was justified. Just too funny.
Thanks very much.
Well there is only one way to stop bug bragging
Size matters, this time.
I’m thinking a it’s a great modern-day cautionary tale.
I think you’re right. Thanks
very, very, funny. thanks for the laugh.
Ah aims t’ please. Thankya kindly, ma’am.
great drama. great rage. great punch line.
Nice going for last minute work.
I got a nice laugh out of it.
thanks very much .
I love the anger projected on this story, you can tell that there is alot of issue there, great laugh, well writen. Thank you
Oh man, I liked the little guy!
Mine is here: http://erinleary.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/flash-friday-fiction-6/#entry
thanks for reading and sharing.
Brilliant!!! Got me laughing too, well done. Mine is here
thanks very much and thanks for sharing.
Well, my sympathy was on the other side. These guys (gals?) bite well, too. Should have acted faster instead of just sitting there talking. Oh well. Good story!
thanks. i have lots to read for sure.
This is awesome! Loved it! Am still smiling! 🙂
aww thanks. and thanks for sharing yours.
That chip on his shoulder made him too heavy to escape the damage that was awaiting him.
Really enjoyed this, Rich, thought it was a clever use of the prompt and loved the strong personality of the damselfly.
We’re in the link thing but also here:
thanks. lots for me to begin reading. thanks for stopping by.
This was great! I loved it. Still laughing! I’m on the list.
thanks. about to start reading them all now.
Poor bug. He might have had an attitude, but he also had a point. I loved how much character you gave him, rich!
I’m over here: http://elmowrites.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/friday-fiction-the-crossing/
thanks. time for me to start reading.
This one made me laugh! Good job! Mine is on the list.
thanks. time for me to get reading.
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
Thanks for the very kind words.
Excellent! Creative! I always like stories from a different POV. I would have never expected a “damsel” to think in such terms, but I loved it.
Thanks miss. Very nice of you.
Interesting story. I guess a bug is just a bug, no matter how he thinks of himself!
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.
Thanks sir. Sometimes size matters.
A bug full of pep and vigour. I liked his character, shame the kid had to squish him.
Yup. Thanks for reading.
Baaahahahaa!! Loved it! Love the little boast that the ‘damselfly’ was ranting on about, but the ending was a hoot! Nicely done!
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.
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.
thanks. spanish fly. very good one. i had to look up some info on wikipedia about that particular fly, and it had its nickname there.
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. 😉