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.
Image © Liz Young Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Liz Young’s permission.
“Sam, you gotta see this, it’s big.”
“What has it done now?”
“He dressed up as a mass murderer and sat down in the middle of the neighbours’ halloween front lawn decorations.”
“Yes. I got such a scare my heart almost stopped. And when he saw my reaction, he grinned.”
“So you’re saying?”
“Absolutely. You should have seen that grin. Creepy. Confident. Amused. Cheeky.”
“Like a child succeeding with a prank?”
“Is that what he is? A child?”
“You could call it that. A funny, self-aware robot child.”
I barely manage to read the minimum suggested ten stories forward, ten stories back these days, sorry about that. I will always reply and reciprocate, even if I’m sometimes very late. Promise!