I am a bit late to this week's gathering of the Friday Fictioneers, a community of writers who contribute a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Thanks to our gracious host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and to Shaktiki Sharma for this week's cool photo. Ahem...I went over just a tad. I had a hard time ending it.... … Continue reading The Interview – Friday Fictioneers
Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and for a wonderful year of leading this group. Thank you, thank you!! Thanks also to Roger Bultot for contributing his photo for this week's prompt. I just love diner stories. A little sci-fi/romance this week. Sure, why not? Hope you can make sense of this. And good news...this just … Continue reading A Light Caress – Friday Fictioneers
Tonight the X-Files, the science fiction, supernatural series created by Chris Carter, returns to television on the Fox channel. That's right. The X-Files will be re-opened. The show aired from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002, spanning nine seasons and 202 episodes. In case you hadn't noticed, my blog name has always been a kind of spin … Continue reading The X-Files Re-Opened
Have you ever felt that you needed a life coach? Not someone to help with the fancy decisions in life, but the day-to-day tasks such as eating, getting dressed, organizing your to-do list. Your life coach would sit by you, patient, forgiving, non-judging. S/he/it would watch you closely, let you make choices first. As it watched, … Continue reading Life Coach, Anyone?
Genre: Apocalyptic (103 words) Dancing Orbs The observatories lined the hillside like a strand of shining bulbs on a Christmas tree. Their orchestral mirrors probed the skies to deliver bewildering images beyond explanation. Certainly they must have answers about the icy dust covering the planet. The two dotted figures slogged through the snow, dragging their icicle brick feet … Continue reading Dancing Orbs – Friday Fictioneers
What the world needs now is phenomenal customer service. Of course, this implies we have customer service to begin with. Scratch that. What the World Needs Now is ANY Customer Service. With the increase of personal debt, the need has never been greater. Recently, I helped my mother with her creditors in a proactive effort to … Continue reading What the World Needs Now is Phenomenal Customer Service
Origins The Saltbacks rarely left Deep Trench, unable to risk the mud on their skins or the bright light in their eyes. Their helmets depressurized the air, and they fell onto the land dazed and trembling. Rumors flourished that the MudBorne, indigenous to the land, lived as savages in the toxins and ate visiting Saltbacks. Days passed, … Continue reading Origins – Friday Fictioneers