Time for the Friday Fictioneers with another prompt from our Fairy Blog Mother, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
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.
There’s something new, too: the Friday Fictioneers Concrit Subgroup. Thank you, Jennifer Pendergast and Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, for making this available to those of us who welcome constructive criticism. Praise is always nice, but a bit of information why something works, or doesn’t work, helps to become a better writer. Criticize away.
Damsel in Distress
When young Tommy found a piece of wire on the ground, he couldn’t resist picking it up. He turned it this way and that, then bent it into a circle. The sad face of a young girl appeared within. Tommy dropped the wire and ran away.
Tom never forgot that face. He called her his princess, and looked for her everywhere.
One day he visited ‘Hole-in-the-Rock’ in Arizona. As he was looking through the opening, the sad face of a young woman appeared.
“Princess!” he cried, and ran through.
“Dinner!” the dragon on the other side said, and ate him.
Edits: I added the word ‘young’ in the first sentence.
“Phoenix-Hole-in-the-Rock-Papago Park” by Tony the Marine (talk) – I (Tony the Marine (talk)) created this work entirely by myself.. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Phoenix-Hole-in-the-Rock-Papago_Park.JPG#/media/File:Phoenix-Hole-in-the-Rock-Papago_Park.JPG
The Hole-in-the-Rock is a Phoenix landmark located in Papago Park. It is a series of openings (tafoni) eroded in a small hill composed of bare red arkosic conglomeratic sandstone. The sandstone was first formed some 6-15 million years ago from the accumulation of materials eroding from a Precambrian granite, long since eroded away.