It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, where writers across the globe are challenged to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Thanks to C. Hase for this week’s photo. As always, thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her dedicating her time and energy to leading the group.
Everyone is welcome. Why not join in? Visit Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple blog for detailed instructions.
Below is my contribution.
Meet the Robinsons*
“Every time I walk outside, I get damn near knocked over.” Bill walks outside to face his enemy. “Hey, watch where you’re going! You monsters.”
“Bill, they’re just people.”
“And my mortgage is through the roof,” said Bill.
Foregoing his beach lifestyle for a cabin n the woods, Bill packs it up and drives off with his family.
Somewhere in the mountains:
“Do you hear that silence?”
His kids shiver underneath blankets, unable to speak.
“Throw another log on the fire, will ya? I can’t face the snowdrifts tonight.”
“I was thinking, why don’t we just go on a voyage together?”
“No, dad” the kids sad. “We don’t wanna go. We might end up shipwrecked on an island or something.”
*The Robinsons are not unlike that other Robinson family. You may recall the Swiss Family Robinson? I’m making a little joke and added the line to hopefully help it make sense. Of course, I’m a bit over word count wise, but usually I’m so good. 🙂
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