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Live to Eat

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 9 April 2021

Brenda Cox
Photo Credit: Brenda Cox

Andre lived by the dictum, “Live to Eat“ as opposed to, “Eat to Live.”

To him, everything was fair game including bugs, frogs, rats, bats, cats, dogs, reptiles, and monkeys, as long as they could be boiled, fried or broiled.

It wasn’t surprising that wherever he traveled, Andre always visited the local wet market to see what it had to offer. If that wasn’t enough to satisfy his bizarre appetite, he’d risk going to more exotic places even where the cannibals lived.

Sadly, it was during one of those forays that Andre never returned and ended up being food himself.

April 7, 2021 at 3:03 pm 46 comments


For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 2 April 2021

Jennifer Pendergast
Photo Credit: Jennifer Pendergast

When I reported for work as a member of their team, Rich engaged with me at once and we became fast friends.

He found my personality a little uptight. He helped me relax by going for two-hour lunches at the nearby watering hole.

I remember him sharing his mother’s cookies that she sent during the holidays. “Mom thinks I’m still her little boy,” he laughed.

A few years later, Rich succumbed to pancreatic cancer, the same disease that killed Steve Jobs.

Needless to say I miss him. His passing left an emptiness in my heart that will never be filled.

March 31, 2021 at 10:29 am 38 comments

Back in the Day

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 26 March 2021

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

On a dark lonely night, Ethan stood by the lamp post looking at the familiar house on the dead end street.

Seeing the lights in the living room, he remembered the love and the warmth it provided inside.

Ethan had so many wonderful memories growing up there. It had been the center for birthdays and family holiday celebrations. That was until his mom and dad passed away and the place sold at an auction.

Back in the day, it was home but it was home no more. Shivering in the cold, Ethan pulled his coat tight and started walking away.

March 24, 2021 at 11:56 am 39 comments

The Harbinger

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 19 March 2021

Liz Young
Photo Credit: Liz Young

The tree stood like a giant sentinel at the end of the Garden of Eden.

“Let’s see what’s out there,” the ever curious Eve told Adam.

“I’d rather not,” he replied. “Didn’t the Lord say we should stay put in the garden?”

But Eve couldn’t be denied. She had always been a force of nature with an unstoppable mindset.

When Eve walked past the tree, Adam wasn’t man enough to stop her and had to follow suit.

This escapade and other minor transgressions that followed led to the eating of the forbidden fruit that banished them from the garden forever.

March 17, 2021 at 10:25 am 43 comments

Yes, Dear

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 12 March 2021

C. E. Ayr
Photo Credit: C. E. Ayr

Landon found himself alone on the beach on a bitter cold and wintry day.

For a moment, he watched the darkening skies and powerful waves crashing and spewing water into the cliffs.

Then he walked down the shore and thought about the status of his marriage.

When he lost his job, his wife became domineering and controlling. But now that he was earning good money again, he felt it was time to assert himself and get his voice heard.

Suddenly, his smartphone rang requiring immediate attention. It was the commander-in-chief.

“Don’t forget to take pizza home for dinner.”

“Yes, dear.”

March 10, 2021 at 1:35 pm 49 comments

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