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.
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.
68 thoughts on “#fridayfictioneers via rochelle – 11/23”
Good one, Rich! I like your line “Never had a bad day except the last one…” Honesty gets you nowhere, huh?
sometimes it’s not what you say but how you say it. thanks for reading.
Definitely. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
you too. and i hope for cool dark glasses like yours in my christmas stocking.
I’ll be sure to tell Santa for you next time I see him. Deal?
I think this is outstanding… you have a gift… and have shown it here… wonderful…
More praise than I deserve but I accept. Thanks very much.
Honesty is the best policy – only if you have life insurance.
Original take – made me smile.
Brilliant – love it and it made me chuckle with the last line in particular. Nice one Rich 🙂
A modern riff on one I saw in Tombstone many years ago:
Here lies Lester Moore
Four slugs from a forty-four.
In your case, less was more.
always enjoy your 100 words–look forward to it every week
“Doesn’t say anything…” 🙂 Awesome line. I will seek to use it someday!
My favorite epitaph? “See I told you I was sick.”
Seriously fun piece, Rich.
This has got to be my favorite…love it
Great left-handed humor. Reminds me of the epitath, “I knew this was going to happen.” But yours is so much better. Ron
Great thanks. George Carlin always said his should read “he was here a minute ago.”
Light and clever take on the prompt…enjoyed this morning!
you’re so great at that caption creation stuff!
Too kind of you
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.
Really fun Rich
Thanks a big bunch
Nice one, Rich.
Many thanks sir.
HAHAHA! Great stuff, Rich! Clever and funny. Loved it!
thanks a great very much
Thanks for the great smile I got to have reading this.
thanks sir. working my way through the list.
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.
P.S. I like what you’re doing with Rachel, Rigby. Looking forward to each new week’s moniker.
pssst! secret – the first week, i accidentally spelled her name incorrectly. when i noticed that, i decided to pretend it was intentional and mess it up every week. hopefully she can’t read and won’t notice this.
BUSTED! But don’t stop. I”m having too much fun.
uhh. that was just a – a joke. yeah, i was just seeing if you would actually find it. oh, fun fun fun. you found it. er, um. gotta go. bye!
Great! I’m sure there’s a headstone somewhere like this. 😉
Here’s mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/bete-noire/
thanks miss. working my way through the list.
Prose like this are too rare to spoil to flatter with only ‘Like’…And, here is my take: It is a beautiful tribute, anyone could wish for, i mean the prose!
that’s a big compliment, sir. i’ll do my best to live up to it. much thanks.
Well done, Rich. Liked that a lot.
Thanks very much.
I liked the dialog of the two kids. Very real, with the second one always correcting with oneupmanship… I’m glad the other one told him to shut up.
I needed to put conflict somewhere, so that was the only place. Thanks for reading.
that was a good one!
Thanks miss. I am working my way through the list too.
Brilliant last two lines of the inscription
(I am addicted to rhymes)
great one! The dead guy never gets the last word!
Just not possible
Really great Rich! I had nothing this week. You’re a master!
It hit me last minute. I almost skipped it this week. Thanks for reading
Well done Rich!
Thanks very muchly.
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 liked how you framed the poem and Lefty’s story with the story of the two boys – really gave it a rounded-out feeling. Funny lines, too
Thank you very much.
Damn fine rhyme scheme, sir. Got me giggling, for sure.
I don’t write as much poetry as I used to in college. Thanks for reading.
Funny stuff, but not enough words!
Very cute. And who’s counting words? I only count my own.
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.
Rich I really like the humour in this tale of Lefty Grace
and the fact that he died with a smile still on his face
Waiting for more…..
would love to give you more about lefty, but i don’t do my FF that way. it makes me sad to not give a woman what she wants. sawwry. 😉
I’m curious to know where he supposedly hid the money–Fun epitaph.
Thanks for reading. Where he had the money was the reason why he was walking funny. Think worst case.