Friday Fictioneers: The Land of Make-Believe

I pledgeIt’s Time for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt again. The task is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less.

You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.

Image © C.E.Ayr

The Land of Make-Believe

“Don’t go so close, they’re monsters,” Lynne said.

“Are not. They are hunters. Orcas.”

“How would you know?”

“I saw them. With my parents.” The boy swallowed. His parents were gone…

“I wanna see, too.”

“They’re all dead.”

“I don’t believe you. Liar! Kenny is a liar…” Chanting, Lynne skipped out of sight.

Squinting just so, Kenny could make-believe the beautiful mural into reality. The ordinary world was just an ugly picture.

If only… Kenny stepped closer to the painting. It looked so real, it seemed to invite him in. He took another step.

“Kenny? Kenny, where are you?”

(100 words)

Orca_porpoisingFeatured image: “Orca porpoising” by Minette Layne from Seattle, Washington, USA – Single breaching orca (cropped). Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons –


50 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Land of Make-Believe

    1. I had to blink, too, when I first saw the picture. Hehe, someone’s been eaten by a whale before, isn’t there some mythological scripture about this, somewhere? 😉 Doesn’t always have to be final. Thank you.


  1. Sometimes make-believe is so much better than reality. I think that’s why some of us want to be writers and artists as adults – it allows us to stay in that make-believe world.
    Great story that really transports.

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