Friday Fictioneers – 10/26: Still Life

Every once in a while, an image “speaks” to you. Here’s one. Every Wednesday Randi Wisoff-Fields posts a picture prompt challenging writers to create a 100-word story, poem, or whatever works for you.  After posting your work on your blog,  go back to her site and add your link on her Friday Fictioneers post.  Place.  Page.

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.  I know it’s only Wednesday, but everyone else seems to be in such a rush, so…


Image by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Still Life

“I prefer pen and ink,” said Jess, reaching for a clean brush, “but the subject really should choose the medium. I mean, it’s your portrait. Your image. Something to represent your life. So you should decide.”

Jess eyed Miss Kline again, then relaxed the jaw and shoulders on the canvas to match the slight change in posture.

“I have to thank you for sitting so much more still than those kids I’ve drawn. It makes it so much easier.”

Jess glanced again, once more. Her hand stopped. She watched for nearly a minute, but not once did Miss Kline blink.

100 words

Image by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

24 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – 10/26: Still Life

  1. She died or became zobiefied.
    I am so amazed at what happened to this group! I named it Friday Fictioneers back when Madison Woods created the photo prompts. I remember some starting to post in the middle of the night to be first in the linkage, but Wednesday mornings? You will have to change the name. Ha!

    • yes. died while being drawn. still life. i would like them to make it so you can’t actually post anything until friday morning. that would force people to spend a little more time improving what they’ve written instead of rushing to be first and get more views. oh well. thanks for stopping by, morticia!

      • Ha! That’s my middle name. I’ll plead your case when I blog about meeting Madison in Breckenridge. 🙂 She shouldn’t post until 5 or 6:00 AM on Friday. Then no one can link up. You should ask her!!!

  2. Dear Roy,

    That was an interesting take on a picture that’s not the prompt. You must’ve come online earlier before I was able to correct the prompt snafu. If it’s all the same the same to you, I’d prefer, if you’re going to use my artwork that the copyright go with it. Thank you.



    • the only reason against that was jess’s having frozen up when she realized miss kline had not blinked in a while. but now that you mention it, it would have been a great double-cross if jess had betrayed a little smirk at that moment. dangit. i missed out on that one!

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