Good vs. Evil

Mother Earth bestowed Magic to Man and Fae alike,

Each enlisting the Forces of Evil,

To wage a war for all the worlds’ Magic—

But Good Men banded together to banish the Evil.

—33 words: English Verse/Alliterative Poetry—

Classic Good vs. Evil–Short and Sweet

Trifextra: Week Eighty-Two

The editors of Trifecta are tired.  Hectic summer plans, last minute school shopping and prep for courses of our own have us drifting off in front of the computer.  Any millisecond we can shave off of our busy schedules could potentially improve the quality of our lives as well as the lives of those around us.  This weekend, we’re enlisting your help in shortening our considerably lengthy bedtime routines by giving us a children’s bedtime story in exactly 33 words.  It can be an old favorite reimagined or a work that is entirely your own.  We only ask that your story not leave our kids with visions of the boogie man dancing in their heads.  These tired bones thank you in advance.

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FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: You ready?

Copyright - Jennifer Pendergast

Copyright – Jennifer Pendergast

“You ready?”  captain asked. I tried to nod yes, but the spaceman-like suit restricted my neck. I must have moved just enough, because he then asked, “You’ve got the code,” pointing to the tall white box next to me. Again I attempted to nod in futility.

“Alright, I’m going to head to the safety check point.  Wait for the go ahead and all clear. God speed.” captain ordered before leaving me alone with the buzzing  box.

After what seemed like an eternity, captain’s voice cracked in my helmet,”Operation Melissa is Go!”

Shaking, I entered the code and released the weapon.

—100 words: SciFi—

And I continue my scifi Bees tale. I may really have to develop this out now.

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY (OR CLOSE ENOUGH)  AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER HERE TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. FOR MORE FRIDAY FICTIONEERS’ STORIES…

 

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: Tough day?

Copyright - Douglas M. MacIlroy

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

“Tough day?” the winged creature sitting on the cloud next to the check-in gate asked as a tardy friend dragged in.

“Like you wouldn’t believe. I think that kid has a death wish,” the winged friend confessed.

“Better yours than mine,” the first winged creature lowered his voice, “I think mine might be you-know-who in the flesh.”

“What makes you say that? You’re done early everyday,” the friend prodded.

“Because the kid shuts himself up in his room after school everyday and doesn’t come out until morning. He’s not doing homework; I’ve seen his grades.”

“Think we should tell Him?”

—100 words—

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER HERE TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. FOR MORE FRIDAY FICTIONEERS’ STORIES…

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: What does it look like?

Dr. Lantha’s misadventures continue…

Copyright – EL Appleby

Copyright – EL Appleby

“Have you seen…well, it’s a bit of a… well, it’s hard to describe really…” Dr. Lantha struggled to give the police officer a description.

“What does it look like? Height, weight, unique features?” the officer prodded.

“What would you say, Otto?” Dr. Lantha desperately looked to his chimpanzee lab assistant for some help. Otto just shook his head, wanting no further part in this malady.

“What color is it?” the officer continued.

“Well…you see… the hind end is stripped…like a zebra.” Dr. Lantha described as Otto rolled his eyes.

“A zebra?” the officer questioned, not looking up from his notepad.

—Sci-fi: 100 words—

You can check out the rest of Dr. Lantha’s misadventures by clicking on Dr. Lantha in the Category list on my blog’s side bar. They are pieces that I am now working to editing together into a complete longer story. 

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER HERE TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. FOR MORE FRIDAY FICTIONEERS’ STORIES…



Back from Break

I’m back from my self-imposed break. At the end of April I was pretty sick, but I pushed through the A-Z challenge. I was going to do the Story a Day challenge again, but I just needed to take some time and recuperate and finally get over this cold. Well, I’m feeling better so I’m back to the stories again, but they probably aren’t going to be everyday as that may have been too much to take on with all the other stuff I have going on. 🙂

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: Lake Arsenic

Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 

Come away with me to the lake…it’ll be romantic,” that’s what Josh begged. I agreed to go with him, believing he was trying to make things work, but I never should have listened. The lake cabins were cozy and romantic, the lake picturesque, but the communal dining hall is where things turned.The cook looked like something from the Twilight Zone and the food smelled like something from Swamp Thing. I couldn’t eat, but Josh and the others did. And then they started arguing; Josh started yelling. Then they all dropped dead. I got the hell out and haven’t looked back.

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FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER HERE TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. FOR MORE FRIDAY FICTIONEERS’ STORIES…



Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2013: The Big Reveal

For the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2013 I will be doing flash fiction pieces inspired by ghosts and spirits around the world. Around 100 words each. Here’s a longer tale (240 words) to wet your appetite; a tale inspired by the Jersey Devil (American).

Please see blog sidebar for links to A to Z Challenge and Big Reveal

The Jersey Devil, the inspiration for the team...

The Jersey Devil, the inspiration for the team’s current name. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luke had asked Jessie to meet him in the woods behind his house in the small northern Delaware town after dinner. The grass, wet from the morning’s spring rain, allowed her to sneak up on him as the sun was setting, “Hey handsome!”

“Hey beautiful,” he dodged her kiss.

“What’s up?” she asked nervously hoping he wasn’t about to break up with her. Jessie felt Luke was the one; she desperately wanted him to propose.

“I got into Rochester, great scholarship even.” Luke admitted trying to muscle up some courage to break things off with Jessie. Luke didn’t think the whole long distance relationship thing would work plus he wanted to try his luck with the girls at college. But Jessie had been good to him and he thought it would be better to break things off before summer so they could both have that summer fling to get over each other.

“Gre…” before Jessie could finish congratulating Luke; a blood-curdling scream interrupted her, “What was that?”

“I don’t know, but let’s get out of here.” Luke grabbed Jessie’s shaking hand and headed towards his house. As the shriek sounded again, they began running towards the clearing. Jessie tripped in the twilight shadows. When she looked up to grab Luke’s outstretched hand, a winged creature with an open mouth of sharp teeth came swooping down from the trees, snatching his hand like an eagle snatches a salmon out of water.