Its time to submit my piece for Friday Fictioneers. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the wonderful host for this site and every Friday ,around 100 fellow bloggers submit their 100 word stories based on the photo prompt of that week.


Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)

Copyright - Ted Strutz

                                            Copyright – Ted Strutz

Here are my 101 words(including the title).




She watched them board the ferry.

The bitch with him was pregnant and he looked happy.

Her face darkened.

He had said he was going to be with his dying mother.

The lying bastard!

Well, she was going to see to it that someone died!


At the busy hospital, no one noticed the mousey intern.

On Thanksgiving Day, the woman delivered a baby boy.

That night, the intern offered to work extra hours in the neo-natal ward.

It was the last time anyone saw her or the baby.

Next morning, the woman was found strangled to death-in her hospital bed.







Carpe Diem -Back to it’s roots #3 “Waka”



At CD,our dear host Kristjaan has come up with a real tough challenge this time.This is what he says-

The goal of this episode of Carpe Diem’s Goes Back to It’s Roots is to choose a waka, you can find a lot of them on the Internet, and re-do that waka into a haiku. The haiku has to follow the classical rules as there are:

  1. 5-7-5 syllables
  2. a moment as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water
  3. a keriji or cuttingword
  4. a kigo or seasonword
  5. the poet him/herself is not present in the haiku
  6. and objectivity ” 


I have chosen the following waka to rewrite as a Haiku.

Love (3) KKS 656. Komachi.
  utsutsu ni wa In the waking world
  sa mo koso arame you must, I suppose, take care,
  yume ni sae but how it pains me
  hitome o moru to that you should keep out of sight
  miru ga wabishisa even in the realm of dreams.


My revised Haiku-

Separate lives lived
autumn’s glow brings no warmth
in dreams- of winter





Carpe Diem-Tan Renga #XXVIII

Carpe Diem’s Tan renga Challenge Month #XXVIII, Imaginator’s ”with light in your eyes”


This episode of the Tan Renga challenge has this haiku by Imaginator as the starting point.Thank you Kristjaan for choosing this lovely haiku 🙂

With light in your eyes
You embrace me in your arms
Our hearts beat as one
(c) The Imaginator

my insecurities melt
your needs, my dreams,become ours





Carpe Diem-Tan Renga #XXVII

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge Month #XXVII, Kaykuala’s ”rustling leaves dancing”


The haiku for this challenge is by Kaykuala


Rustling leaves dancing
Light breeze brushing rosy cheeks
Young hearts aflutter
(c) Kaykuala
This is my completion:-)

Hormone rush,love’s first touch
a heady mix,drink with care





Payback time

Trifecta: Week 105

This week’s prompt is-

PLUCK: (transitive verb)  3: to move, remove, or separate forcibly or abruptly


Payback Time


When I come to, the room is still dark. My head feels sore and there is a metallic taste in my mouth-blood, I think. At least the room is clean and has a bed. I can even see a small basin! I feel like a King.

This is the sixth time they have moved me to a new hiding place in the last ten months.

I have been slapped, beaten, bruised and left to bleed but not enough to kill me. I have been starved, left naked in freezing temperature, been force fed with inedible things, cajoled and threatened but they have not succeeded in getting the information they so badly need-as yet.

I am used to all this. At 40, I am the best in my business- being a double agent.

The last time I had been captured, I had been tortured for almost 2 years but had not broken. I even managed to escape, though it took me a full 8 months to get back to normalcy.

This time I have upped the stakes. I have become a triple agent!

Two years ago, my wife and child flew to a new country .My wife is now a dark eyed, dark haired beauty with no traces of her green eyes or her remarkable red hair. She used to be well rounded but now is svelte. My infant son is now a very different looking 3 year old and with no photos or, memorabilia from past life, no way one can recognize them. Their new, safe life is my reward.

Soon I will be joining them-after a plastic surgery, of course.

Before I had passed out last night, one of the torturers had said, “Tomorrow, if you do not reveal the secret plans of your government, I will personally pluck all your fingernails one day at a time.”

Thus, my immediate concern is to make it through the next week.

Then I will fly the coop.

Loyalty pays rich dividends.

Mine is due.





{A triple agent pretends to be a double agent for one side, while he or she is truly a double agent for the other side. Famous triple agents include Eddie ChapmanKim Philby and Alexander Litvinenko.A lesser used definition of triple agent is an agent who works for three intelligence services, but is usually truly loyal to only one of them}


Carpe Diem-Tan Renga challenge #XXIV

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge Month #XXIV, Sun’s ”gathering seashells”


The challenge set by our host Kristjaan for this Tan Renga completion is this beautiful starting  haiku written by Sun of Simply Charming

gathering seashells
while ocean tide rise and falls
two sisters bicker
(c) Sun

 This is my completion.

the tidal wave and the shore
separate, yet together





Carpe Diem -Tan Renga challenge # XIII

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge Month #XIII, Off The Tippet’s ”echoes of the past”

For this episode of Tan Renga challenge at Carpe Diem,our host Kristjaan has challenged us with the starting verse is writte by Off The Tippet.

echoes of the past
resound into the present
a dream of the sea
(c) Off The Tippet
Here is my completion.

wisps of tomorrow tickle
memories waiting to be





Three in a row



This weekend Trifextra says this-“writers, it’s up to you. We want you to choose a word and use it three times in your 33 words. However, it must be either a verb, noun or adjective and the form of the word cannot change, it must appear exactly the same three times.

 See more at:

Here are my 33 words:-)


Three in a row

She was on the third floor.

She knocked.

She smiled, enjoying the look of surprise on his face.

He was her third and final victim.

Third time had always proved lucky for her.





Carpe Diem-Tan Renga challenge # XXII

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge Month # XXII, The Inner Zone’s “sheets of waves cover”

This beautiful Haiku by “The inner zone” has been chosen for completion of Tan Renga by Kristjaan,our host at CD.

sheets of waves cover
asleep sea, lighthouse rotates
sparkling lullabies
(c) The Inner Zone

 This is my completion:-)

cradling ships to its bosom
dreams of brewing raging storms






Friday Fictioneers

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields,our host at FF and writer par excellence,wants us to write a 100 word story based on this picture prompt,this week:-)

                                                                        Copyright – Sean Fallon


Ah,now if only I had not lost my magic pen-what?Okay,okay the magic mouse and the magical keyboard!Sigh-such nitpicking!



Just as Cecelia’s lips met his, he heard an angry hiss.

“You, a mere mortal dared touch a witch’s daughter!”

“But Ma, Horace loves me!”Cecelia cried.

“Wench! I will deal with you later.”

With that she zapped Cecelia who disappeared in a puff of smoke.

Horace knew he was in dire trouble when she pointed her wand at him and began chanting,” Blood run cold, skin turn white, break into parts and turn into doll !”


Horace’s head hurt.

 Opening his eyes, he was shocked to see his naked torso and legs nearby.

His life as a mannequin had begun!