Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge 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.
I have to apologize for my very, very late reviews for last week’s stories, the ones I got around to do anyway. I just had recovered from an evil cough and got my energy back when, bang, another cold hit me last Friday. Sore throat, running nose, blocked brain and another cough… that’s been my week. It’s still not over but I hope it will be soon. I really don’t want to have the third bug that floats around, which translates into the pestilence of the gut… And so, always optimistic, I contribute this week although maybe I shouldn’t. I’m hopeful that this week I can keep up with reviews… (waves fist at viruses and bacteria).
Image ©J Hardy Carroll Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires J Hardy Carroll’s permission.
House of Darkness
This is my house. The place that made me what I am, where I belong.
Isn’t it lovely? So full of traditions, so prestigious.
Its history casts shadows that darken the windows, that rattle the rafters. The walls echo the cries of anger and pain. It’s a history full of disillusionment, of violence, and abuse.
Now you come along, full of laugher, love and happiness. You think you can drive me away with your smiles, and your kindness.
Think again. You know me. I’m patient. I feed on misery. Eventually, I’ll get you. I get them all.
I’ve had my bit of chit-chat at the top of the post already, but I just want to add: The Friday Fictioneers challenge is so addictive, it takes an effort to not post. And who’d want to get rid of that addiction? No I…