Golden Rule

Dark-Woman-Warrior

Golden Rule

I was summoned to the center of the room.  Knowing what was expected of me.  This was my punishment.  The crowd of women were excited, screaming my name.

I looked at him.  He never should have climbed the wall.  The danger was far worse than just falling the hundred feet.  As I told him this, his dark eyes told me he wouldn’t obey.  He would come to see me, if only one more time.  The passion we shared that night would have to last a lifetime.

I lifted my sword.  It felt so heavy today.  Up above my head and down quickly.  Those dark eyes now looked at me from his severed head.

Oh, the ache I felt for the broken rules.  Only one here, No Men Allowed!

 

This was written for Jeremys Wednesday Challenge.  Another flash fiction.  http://jeremysdailychallenge.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/challenge-wednesday-9-april/

My sister said something to me yesterday about a “cute” lil story I wrote to her.  She said I had a dark side.  So, this is dedicated to my sister, Mary.  A little dark for you.

 

 

 

Swan River (with a goose)

They showed up in the morning and stayed all day.  There were 5 geese at one point and a few ducks.  The swans never moved as I went out on the dock to shoot these pictures.  The goose was a little wary and that’s the shot of him alerting.  He took off after that but returned shortly after that.  It was a great day out there, I probably took over 300 shots.  Please click on the picture to see just how gorgeous they are.

Fifty

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BrushHair

This really happened and she never took a breath when she said it.  She touched my hand when she talked about wrinkles and she touched my squishy arms after that.  I looked at her and just rolled on the floor and laughed with her.  I have told this story so many times.  It still cracks me up.

WRITE YOUR FIRST “FIFTY”

No rules. Just stick to the word count — no more, no less than fifty words.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/writing-challenge-fifty/

 

 

 

Decision (Weekend Medley)

 

DecisionC

 

 

The idea of this challenge is to use any one or more of the given prompts to create a piece of flash fiction (100-200 words) or a poem (12-14 lines).

For the weekend there are four prompts that can be used individually or together depending on how the creative juices flow.

This week’s prompts I used are:

Photograph:

fishermen-ship-haiti-by-guy-mokia

Fishermen-ship by Guy Mokia

Word bank:  4 a.m., weekend, tender, spring, grasp

http://jeremysdailychallenge.wordpress.com/category/challenges/weekend-medley/

What do you think?

 

 

The Stage (Friday Fictioneers)

THE CHALLENGE:

Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.)

THE KEY:

MAKE. EVERY. WORD. COUNT.

THE RULES:

  • Copy your URL to the Linkz collection. You’ll find the tab following the photo prompt. It’s the little white box to the left with the blue froggy guy. Click on it and follow directions. This is the best way to get the most reads and comments.
  • MAKE SURE YOUR LINK IS SPECIFIC TO YOUR FLASH. 
  • While our name implies “fiction only” it’s perfectly Kosher to write a non-fiction piece as long as it meets the challenge of being a complete story in 100 words.

Thank you to http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ for coming up with this great idea.

This is my first time doing this challenge.  Enjoy or not.  Let me know.

 

 

The Stage