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The Rock Star

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 6 December 2019

Fakier Deria
Photo Credit: Fakier Deria

After the death of his brother, Cain spent time wandering until he met a group of hippies traveling in a love bus headed to Woodstock.

With his exceptionally good looks, the women welcomed him like a rock star which led to jealousy among the male members. They decided to kill him and throw him under the bus.

One day, they saw Cain bathing alone in the nearby river. They were about to attack him when all of a sudden a bevy of women joined him.

Amid all the fun and laughter going on, the men reluctantly abandoned their murderous intent.

December 4, 2019 at 10:01 am 30 comments

A Thanksgiving Hangover

Norman Rockewell Thanksgiving
A Norman Rockwell Painting

This was my first attempt at writing a children’s story. I wrote it while killing time in a Washington, D.C. suburb many years ago. Since it didn’t elicit much interest then, I gave it some thought and made some revisions. Hopefully, it was for the better. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Mr. Smith had a farm in Kentucky. He raised turkeys. There were twenty-one of them.

Mighty Ben was a trouble-maker among the turkeys. He was big and strong and walked as if he owned the place. He had two buddies. One of them was Tricky Dick. The other was Eddie Boy. Together, they ruled over the roost.

Mr. Smith fed his turkeys early in the morning after he had his first cup of coffee. He loved to see them scramble for their meal. Mighty Ben, Tricky Dick, and Eddie Boy always ended up gobbling more than their fair share, leaving the others with less to eat. This posed a problem for Mr. Smith. He thought something must be done about it.

Given their aggressive behaviour, it was no surprise that Mighty Ben, Tricky Dick, and Eddie Boy grew fatter and bigger than the rest of the turkeys. Mighty Ben stood out, most especially, with his legs becoming so plump and round.

On Thanksgiving Day, Mr. Smith’s relatives came to visit. Mrs. Smith prepared for the guests a sumptuous dinner complete with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Everyone enjoyed Mrs. Smith’s cooking. The turkey became an instant hit. It was Mighty Ben with his legs so plump and round.

The morning after Thanksgiving, Mr. Smith went to feed his turkeys as usual. He didn’t see them rushing wildly for their food this time. He wondered what was the matter until he heard them speak.

“I’m going on a diet,” said Tricky Dick.

“Me, too!” said Eddie Boy.

“We’re all going on a diet!” said the rest of the turkeys.

Upon hearing the turkeys, Mr. Smith could only shake his head.

“Oh well, it must be a case of a Thanksgiving hangover,” he muttered, as he went back to the house.

November 26, 2019 at 8:51 am Leave a comment

A Lesson Learned

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 22 November 2019

 J. Hardy Carroll
Photo Credit: J. Hardy Carroll

Wanting to earn extra cash, Tommy applied for a summer job at the UPS storage facility.

“You’re hired,” the supervisor said, looking at his well-toned physique. “We really need some heavy lifting here.”

Growing up in the farm, Tommy knew the value of hard work. Needess to say, he attended to his duties like a man on fire. It didn’t go unnoticed from his co-workers who viewed his dedication with amusement.

“Take it easy, kid,” one of the old-timers whispered to him. “You make us look bad. You’re only here for the summer while we’re in for the long haul.”

November 20, 2019 at 1:25 pm 30 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Sidelined

Rubber Duck
Location: Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic


November 18, 2019 at 8:55 am 8 comments

Oh Dear!

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 8 November 2019

Ronda Del Boccio
Photo Credit: Ronda Del Boccio

Kyle came home late from the office looking real tired and hungry. By then, Ellen had gone to work the evening shift at the hospital.

“Oh dear!” he sighed seeing the dirty dishes in the sink.

Early in their relationship, he and Ellen had agreed that whoever cooked didn’t have to do the dishes. Since Ellen did the cooking, Kyle knew he was it.

As he warmed his food, Kyle took a second look at the pile seemingly begging for attention. Realizing that it wasn’t high enough, he ate his dinner in peace. For sure, it could wait another day.

November 6, 2019 at 2:29 pm 36 comments

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