Journeyman

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 25 June 2021

Brenda Cox
Photo Credit: Brenda Cox

 
Landon left home to become a boxer. But soon reality hit. Despite his physical built, his fighting skills were mediocre. To make ends meet, he became a journeyman and got paid to lose.

Inside the ring, the champion was playing him, hurting him, and bloodying him.

“C’mon man, give me all you’ve got.” he taunted.

It was at that moment that Landon completely lost it. He had enough of the charade.

In one unexpected fell swoop, he hit the champion hard and knocked him down like a giant tree.


Now a marked man, Landon left the city in a hurry.

June 23, 2021 at 12:05 pm 3 comments

Aw, Rat! Seriously?

Rat
Location: San Ramón, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

 

June 21, 2021 at 7:51 am 2 comments

The Cabin in the Woods

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 18 June 2021

Alicia Jamtaas
Photo Credit: Alicia Jamtaas

 
It was the cabin in the woods that my high school buddies and I used to hang out.

Coming home from overseas, I decided to go there and reunite with them for old times’ sake. But only Jose was around to join me.

After graduation from high school, we went our separate ways. I went to college while Jose and the others stayed to work on their family farm.

After all these years, I noticed that Jose had changed and so did I. It must be true for the others too. We had nothing left in common but the memories.

June 16, 2021 at 10:12 am 40 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Yellow Warbler Spotted

Yellow Warbler
Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

 

June 14, 2021 at 8:18 am 4 comments

Mistaken Identity

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 11 June 2021

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
While standing in line at the fast food joint, I heard somebody yelling.

“Roobbeerrttoo!“

Suddenly, I felt a tap on my shoulder. When I turned around, I saw him.

‘I’m sorry,’ he apologized, a tone of disappointment in his voice. “I thought you were my friend back home.”

I felt a connection to him right away. He reminded me of myself during my early days in America.

I’d like to buy him lunch and maybe give some pointers on adjusting to the new life. But before I could utter a word, he made an about-face and disappeared in the crowd.

June 9, 2021 at 11:35 am 37 comments

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