Adventure

Friday Fictioneers

This time Friday has come and long gone and I can’t believe that I am joining the weekly FF melee almost at the fag end-phew!Well, real life sometimes takes over and one has to patiently wait for a break. I would like to thank all those who came over to read and comment on my post.Will come by later today, to thank you all personally. As we  are all observing FF is becoming more and more popular and to read over 100 entries every week is getting tougher.So,I am going  to chose what many others are already doing.I will come by to read and comment on those  who have been  regularly reading  mine  and those who never fail to return the favour. Needless to say,I will definitely pay a return visit to those who come by  to read  and comment on mine for the first time-that’s what a community is for 🙂

Okay,now that is out of the way,let me get back to the nitty- gritty of FF.Every Friday(okay,okay Wednesday) our wonderful hostess Rochelle Wisoff-Fields cooks up a storm by providing a photo prompt ,based on which writers from all over the globe  rush to spin a 100 word(give or take a few more -or less) story.This week the photo is provided by none other than the very talented Douglas M Macllroy-thank you Doug :-)If you are interested in participating a or reading what others have written, do click on the url http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/friday-fictioneers-2/ and I promise you will be hooked.

My 101 word story(including the title) follows the photo prompt below.

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Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

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Adventure

 

“Is the sea monster going to gobble us all?” asked little Gina.

Tim retorted, “No silly, we are safe under the rafters.” 

“Anyway mermaids are stronger than sea monsters!” Quipped Alice sagely.

The monster was circling around, when suddenly…

“Argh! What are you kids doing under my new cushions?”

‘Oh, no! It’s Mom!” The children groaned.

“Dave, is this how you keep an eye on them?”

Her husband took off the diving helmet and grinned sheepishly.

 “Molly, I thought the kids would enjoy an undersea adventure.”

Rolling her eyes, Molly remarked, “Thank God, you decided to keep the sea away!”

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Let sleeping legends lie

the speakeasy at yeah write #152 

 

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Let sleeping legends lie

 

“I think we should turn back.”

“Amy, stop whining!”

“But Martin, I am tired!”

“Amy is right, and besides I think we are lost.”

“Ha! Trust you to whine and Diana, we are not lost.”

Spreading the map on a nearby rock and pointing to an X marked in red Martin said, “We are right here.”

 “Just tell me, how many hours more till we reach that darned cave?”

“Four? Okay, at the most five.”

The girls groaned.

Thick foliage made it kind of dark even in the daytime and the forest floor carpeted with pine needles and dried leaves made walking  difficult.

After an hour Amy said,”Can we take a break? My legs are killing me.”

“Ah, look what these jungle insects have done to mine!”

“Told you to wear chinos, but you were intent on fashion. Now suffer!”

“You brat! It will serve you right if there is no treasure.”

“So what, even if there is none? National Geographic or Flickr will be happy with the great photographs Martin is capturing.”

“Amy, what about your camcorder? Are you recording everything?

“Yes I am but I still think we should return now-I have a bad feeling about this.”

“Stop it Amy. Never knew you to be superstitious.”

“But, that guide..?”

“Ha! Ha! That Petra-what an entertainer! He and his cock and bull stories!”

“But what if they are true?”

“What if they are true…” mimicked Peter. “Are you daft or what Diana! A folklore that is 400 years old? Gimme a break!”

“It would be so easy to give up now but think of how much fun we will have even if it is true.”

“Fun?”

 “Yes, we will be famous .Imagine our faces on all the news channel. Young explorers reveal age old secret…”

“Shut up you two!”Diana glared

“Have you noticed suddenly how quiet it is?”Amy shivered.

“That’s because my portable radio’s batteries just conked off. But I have a set of spares, let me change them.”

A few minutes later, the forest air resonated with retro numbers and the mood lifted.

“Okay, rest for half an hour, then we stop only when we reach the cave.”

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In the cave, she stirred in sleep disturbed by forgotten images. Her grey blue scales glistened with moisture and her forked tail lay inert-for the time being. A little to her left stood two huge eggs, one green and the other blue. Two more eggs –one red, and another grey blue stood immobile. There was no sound except a faint rustling of her wide ink tipped wings. Suddenly the green egg started to vibrate and slowly cracked open. A while later the blue egg followed suit. She opened her gold flecked red eyes and instinctively moved towards the noise. Soon, a low keening filled the cave and four new lives crawled towards their mother. She gathered them close and waited. Her sharp ears had caught a long forgotten sound and she knew the images were coming to life-again. She remembered that it was in a battle with such beings that her mate had lost his life. It was time they learnt their lesson.

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“Here we are!”

“Finally! Phew!”

“Okay, let’s go in.”

“Ugh, what a horrid stench!”

“Its pitch dark in here.”

“Where are the torches? Shine the light in here.”

“Hello what’s this?”

“What? Where?”

“Over here.”

“Oh my, so cute! What is it?”

“Look at its tiny wings-it has a snout and a tail too!”

“Hello, there are three more-in different colours too!”

“Mini dragons, ha-ha!”

“Don’t laugh stupid and turn off your radio-can’t hear anything.”

“Amy, where is your camcorder? Record it pronto!”

“Martin, get all the angles! Imagine the sensation when this footage is released!”

“Better than Jurassic park, man! We are going to be bloody rich and famous!”

“No Diana! Don’t touch-they may bite.”

“Guys, have you thought that these little things may have a mom?

“OMG! What if she …It’s getting hot in here or what?”

“What is that swishing noise?

“I knew it! The legend is true!”

“Run for your lives! It is the mother Dragon!”

 

But it was too late. Only the portable radio lay there,the Bee Gees belting out ”Staying alive”,with gusto.

 

She may have been hibernating for half a century but her memory and senses were sharp. Agility and cunning made her formidable and soon she and her kids were having their first meal. 

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This was written for speakeasy #152 at yeahwrite. The challenge was (a)to write a piece of fiction or poetry,750 words or less(mine is 740 including the title)(b)to use the sentence ,”“It would be so easy.”,anywhere in the piece and (c)to make some kind of reference to the media prompt, which this week is a video for ‘Staying Alive’ by the Bee Gees.In case,this challenge interests you or you would like to read what others have written,click on this link http://www.yeahwrite.me/speakeasy/152-open/

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Friday Fictioneers

Yes its Wednesday but our lovely host ,Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at FF,wants us writers to think it is Friday and thus be more relaxed 😀 Never mind that people like me have no jobs ,so everyday is a weekend for the likes of us-brain is as dead as always,ha!ha!Now enough of beating around the bush-here is the photo prompt for us this week and as always we will have around 100 fabulous writers writing their 100 word story for this challenge.If you are a writer  of flash fiction and love challenges or just love reading good short stories,head over to the link below  and check this out:-)

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/6-december-2013/

Copyright -Randy Mazie

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Here are my 100 word story(excluding the title).

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“Sherry, this looks too ordinary.”

“Then, why did they board it up?”

“Don’t be daft Collin! They had to!”

“You think the rumours are true?”

“Hey, there is a gap here. Let’s sneak in and find out.”

“They will get you.”

“Pfft!I am not scared Jon!”

“Ha! I am no wimp either!”

“Wait, am coming too.”

The trio crept in.

 “Ack! What a smell!”

“So like a girl!”

“Shut up Collin!”

“I think I can see something  …”

 

 The search party that went looking for the 3 teenagers returned empty handed.

The zombie nest has 3 new members now.

 

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The Intruder

Trifecta: Week Seventy-Three

 

So what did Trifecta throw at us this time around?Check it out below.

On to the one-word weekly challenge where we ask for a 33-333 word response to the third definition of a given word.  

color (noun)
1a : a phenomenon of light (as red, brown, pink, or gray) or visual perception that enables one to differentiate otherwise identical objects
  b (1) : the aspect of the appearance of objects and light sources that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation for objects and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources

     (2) : a color other than and as contrasted with black, white, or gray
2a : an outward often deceptive show : appearance <his story has the color of truth>
  b : a legal claim to or appearance of a right, authority, or office
  c : a pretense offered as justification : pretext <she could have drawn from the Versailles treaty the color of legality for any action she chose — Yale Review>
  d : an appearance of authenticity : plausibility <lending colorto this notion>
3: complexion tint:
 
This time around I had a problem of plenty!So many themes,so many plots,so many twists–oh my,my head reeled!Finally,last night,I decided ,the plot that popped into my mind before I went to sleep,will hit this page and here you are.
Tan- ta -ra! 😀
 
 
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The Intruder

 

It was late in the night and the hallway was dimly lit.She had not realized that it would get so late at the party.

 

As she  took out the key to her apartment,she remembered the handsome man with the piercing blue eyes,who had flirted with her the whole evening.Now,now she admonished herself,how do you know how he looked-after all it was a masquerade party!She giggled .Guess ,I am a little tipsy,she told herself.

 

As she inserted the key and the door clicked open, she saw him emerge out of the dark shadows .Before she could react,he was behind her,holding a gloved hand over her mouth and nudging her forward with what seemed like a pistol..

 

He whispered,“Thinking of me,Honey?Now get inside and keep your mouth shut.”

Shivering,she complied.

 

Pushing the door shut with the heel of his boot,he said,”Now  what do we have here?’With a flick of his wrist,he opened a Swiss knife and turned her chin up.”Diamonds suit you, but rubies would look better.”

 

And with that he snatched her diamond choker and pocketed it.Her diamond ear clips,solitaire and bracelet followed.

 

She looked at him defiantly.

 

He smiled devilishly and said, “I don’t think you need any adornments or ..this..”With an expert hand he undid the knot of her evening gown and it slid to the floor.

 

“Delectable!”He reached behind and undid her French knot.As her auburn hair cascaded around her beautiful face,his piercing blue eyes seemed to laugh from behind the mask.She felt her colour rise.

 

“Take what you want and leave,”she whispered.

 

“Not so fast ,my Sweet!Let’s see what you have to offer me!”

 

With that he  pulled  her to him,kissing her passionately and before she knew he had swept her up in his arms  striding purposefully towards the bedroom.

 

At the foot of the bed ,Mickie,her Siamese cat,not happy with this midnight shenanigan,tripped him up.

 

As they both fell onto the bed,she started laughing.

 

Pulling the mask off her husband’s amused face,she said,“So much for our midnight adventure Robinhood!”

(333 words)

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