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100 word fiction: In the woods

In the woods

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas

Sam suggested that his cabin would be the perfect getaway for some fun times with friends. As the day wore on, the clouds looked ominous.

In the woods

They all had their share of fun and just when they were ready to call it a night, they heard a loud bang outside. Almost immediately, the doors and windows swung open. The moon was shining bright and the wind was howling. Suddenly and without warning, Sam was pulled away into the darkness.

And then he woke up with a start. He was sweating and breathing heavily. He was relieved to find himself in bed

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to Crispina Crimson’s Creative Challenge #136

100 word fiction: The new attraction

100 word fiction: The new attraction

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

“Oh, that’s one interesting looking structure.” Ron looked ahead pointing at the orange shaped building.

“Ahh, don’t you know the new attraction in town?” Matt seemed surprised.

“What’s that all about?”

“It’s a three story restaurant which serves some really authentic drinks and dishes which have been selling like hot cakes. They also provide the option of sitting in your car and ordering food which is then brought by rollerskating waitresses.”

With its unique design and importance to personalized customer service like no other, this restaurant had carved a niche for itself. They started trends which others tried to copy.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

The ‘other’ pandemic

The 'other' pandemic

The pandemic has upended our lives in more ways than we can imagine. Alongwith the direct impact in terms of fatalities, health concerns, there has also been the indirect impact. People have lost their livelihoods along with savings which took years to build. Children have lost their precious years of school life. Families have been torn apart in more ways than one can imagine.

And to top it off, more and more people are going hungry and facing poverty than ever before. Years of gains in equality and social welfare along with treatment of other diseases has all been lost within a matter of months. As the number of mouths to feed continues to increase, families continue to wonder on what would happen the next moment.

“Only mouths are we. Who sings the distant heart which safely exists in the center of all things?

Linking to dVerse Challenge: Prosery – Here’s the thing about existing

Spring’s arrival

Spring's arrival

Spring arrived with mud and a torrent of bad news.

They planned the expedition but unfortunately the weather ended up being a bummer. Considering his dexterity when it came to all things travel, he had organized everything in advance.

He also made sure to convince his best buddies who lived at the front and back of his house along with the solitudinarian. After the great winter freeze, the snow did melt away before spring arrived. But their trip just froze away instead becoming a fodder for so many around them.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Expedition, Fandango One Word Challenge: Dexterity, First Line Friday, Saturday Mix, Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #208

100 word fiction: Ray of hope

100 word fiction: Ray of hope

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

“It has been a tough year for everyone. As we begin this new year, we all hope and pray that the next one will be better in every sense of the word.”

As the residents of the city bid goodbye to 2020 with a short speech by the mayor, there was optimism in the air. As people lit candles with messages of hope, there was relief more than elation at seeing the back of a year which almost everyone wanted to forget.

They felt that the beginning of a new year brought a ray of hope for mankind to start afresh.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Onstage Fear

Onstage Fear

They did allow her to speak but having an uncanny feeling of being watched, she started to cry on arriving on the stage. But she did stop as she wasn’t going to capitulate and let this chance pop away.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Chance, Fandango One Word Challenge: Capitulate, Sammi’s Weekend Prompt #205: Uncanny, Saturday Mix

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

Antithesis

Antithesis

Who was he?

He seemed like his brother’s antithesis. While his brother would strive for the family’s happiness, he didn’t care about anyone but himself. His behavior seemed absurd. Since he would err in anything he did, his brother announced in his bass voice that he wouldn’t base any succession plans to consider him as his heir just based on relationships.

Linking to Fandango One Word Challenge: Antithesis, Your Daily Word Prompt: Strive, Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt #203: Absurd, Double Take – Saturday Mix, Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Composure

Composure

While he was a wordsmith, his patience was wearing thin as he tried to edify students who wouldn’t bother to listen.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Patience, Your Daily Word Prompt: Edify, Fandango One Word Challenge: Wordsmith

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge

Myriad of Possibilities

Myriad of Possibilities

Her life gave the impression that it was a myriad of possibilities as she kept flitting from one place to another. She never liked staying put in one job or location. And being a travel blogger, allowed her to live that dream. But little did she know that the path to the house through the forests would haunt her in her dreams.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Impression, Fandango One Word Challenge: Myriad, Your Daily Word Prompt: Flit, Photo Challenge #359, What do you see #74

Myriad of Possibilities

100 word fiction: The Shell Collector

The Shell Collector

Tamsin’s heart drummed frantically as she tore through her pack, her books, and the messy desk– where was it?!

It had been over a week since since she visited the nearby beach after her interview. She always went there in search of peace and calm and was resolute in her quest to find it. She found it the perfect place where she could simplify all the challenges of her life just through introspection.

Everytime she went, she collected a few shells and brought them home keeping them on her shelf. But this time, she seemed to have misplaced her collection.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Interview, Fandango One Word Challenge: Simplify, Your Daily Word Prompt: Resolute, First Line Friday

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