That World

Friday Fictioneers. One leader to rule them all, one photo (by Claire Fuller this week) to bind them, one hundred words to lead them all and…what? Oh, wrong challenge. We do have a fearless leader who is more than just a figurehead in Rochelle, who captains our venture as we set stories adrift in our online spaces–one hundred words before the mast. Look at the photo, write a story, link it back, and try to read and comment on some others’ pieces as well!

         “Why do we always come to this beach?” Marina whined. “No one ever comes here. It’s boring.”
         Caly sighed, shifting the beach umbrella on her shoulder. She couldn’t help wishing her daughter inherited more of her father’s temperament. Owen always sat placidly and let the storms of their daughter’s tantrums wash over him. Caly remembered him once telling her that was why he loved them.
         She looked up at the statue, covered in lichen and seagull’s droppings and wondered if this was how her many times great-grandfather once felt. Calypso sighed, thinking: Triton had it easy.


I’ve seen a lot of things about fairy tales on different forms of social media today so Little Mermaid popped up as soon as I saw this–the Disney Version, not the depressing original.

Darling, It’s Better

I decided to do something fun this week, since I don’t want to scare any more people out of the water.

For those of you that don’t know, this is Friday Fictioneers. Look at the photo, write a little 100 word story and link it back with the blue froggy so everyone can enjoy.

© Jan Wayne Fields

© Jan Wayne Fields

         The iron woman stood out against the slate coloured sky. Meris watched the boat putt towards it, taking care not to inhale its fumes. All the colors Above were muted tones of gray, but she liked to watch the boats and stare up at the giant statue woman.
         She felt something grab her and disappeared under the water, shoving her sister Rilla in the shoulder. The two dove down further, their iridescent tails propelling them into deep. A riot of colors—blues, greens, and the rainbow scales of a thousand creatures—met Meris’ eyes as they broke into the great Below.

And if this isn’t stuck in your head after reading…it is now.