Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, a group of writers who attempt to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. This week’s photo is brought to us byDale Rogerson,who I understand has a birthday today. So, Happy Birthday, Dale! Cheers! And thanks for the pizza.:)
My story went a bit over. I apologize. I did my best to cut.
Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to our wonderful host, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, and to Jellico’s Stationhouse for the intriguing photo.
The challenge is to write a 100-word story, based on the photo prompt below. My story is semi-autobiographical.
(Personal Fiction: 100 words)
It’s Just Like Riding a Bike
Emily wobbled while her siblings breezed past. Soon, the Rathbone family would return the borrowed bikes to their vacationing owners.
“Eyes ahead. Don’t look back,” said sister Marianne.
Emily sailed by unattended, like a trapeze artist with no net. “I’m doing it!” ThenEmily looked back.
Later, Emily attended a college swimming in bikes. Not since her childhood had she ridden one, but her body remembered and into the sea of pedaling students she went. Sweat dripped from her temples as she approached the hit-or-miss intersection.
Their wheel spokes tangled together and Emily stared into pools of blue.
End notes: As a kid, I didn’t have a bike, but I remember this accelerated week of learning to ride. I had one week to learn how to ride on this borrowed bike. I did it, but I crashed…a lot. Later when I went to a biking college, I was pretty scared to ride a bike again because it had been so long since I had done it! I made up for lost time, riding everyday for a solid 4 years. I still crashed sometimes, but I met some nice people along the way. 🙂
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Reinhold Staden is an incredible photographer and I am a big fan of his work. We collaborated on a little project. He provided his fantastic image and I provided a story to go with it. Check it out over on his blog. Hope you like it.
An image says more than 500 words? I don’t think so. But if an image and 500 words come together they will create something special.
A few days ago we launched a project to bring a story of Amy’s fiction series and an image of my fiction series together.
I provided an image taken in the Fintlandsmoor with some “creative additions” and Amy provided an excerpt of a larger story.
I can only write about Amy’s story.
When I read it for the first time I thought: absolutely stunning.
How cool is it if an image of mine is boosted by the words of such a talented writer. I am a “visual” person, that is the reason why I love landscape photography. But I admire Amy’s talent to visualize stories with words. But you…