I haven’t played with the Friday Fictioneers in a long time, but when i saw this picture – and when I saw who contributed it – something came to me quite quickly.
No long setups because if I need a long setup, then I haven’t done my job with 100 words.
“No, Teddy,” said Mary, “Joey’s out with my parents.”
“But he said to come see the trains he got for Christmas,” Teddy whined.
“C’mon,” Mary’s arm extended, “I’ll show you.”
“But what about Joey?”
She pulled him in, door slammed. Her body guided him to the stairs.
“Joey said the trains are running around the Christmas tree.”
“I know,” nearly whispering, “but you should see what I got this year.”
“Probably some stupid dolls?” Teddy said. They reached her room.
“Trust me,” she pulled him in. He stumbled. The door closed. “You’re gonna love ’em!”
Teddy would soon become Ted.