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#FF: Bygones

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© Amy Reese

FridayFictioneers (#FF)

This week’s 100-word story is inspired by this photograph provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

BEWARE: This week’s story is rather grim. Not my usual style but, hey, nice to try something different.


A dark pool of congealed crimson spread from the under the cold steel door.

“No!” Sara screamed.

The security guard struggled to gain his footing as he skidded around the corner, gun held in position.

“In there!”

The guard stared at the glistening mass on the floor as he grappled at the keys jangling from his waist.

The door slammed open with a sickening thud.

Harry lie face down. Dianne slumped in the corner, a gaping hole in her left temple, the gun still held tight.

Sara slumped to the floor. So much for she and Harry moving on.

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#FF: The end (and the beginning)

© David Stewart
© David Stewart

100-word Flash Fiction
#FridayFictioneers

This week’s story is inspired by this photograph provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

This week, I’m offering the final installment to my previous stories of the time-traveling Victoria (Part 1: Faint memories, Part 2: Pourquoi moi? and Part 3: Third time charm). I hope you enjoy it. For those of you who might have been waiting for the final chapter, I apologize (again) for the delay. It has been very a busy summer.


The tall man grasped her tighter still.

“Yes,” she whispered again more softly.

The waltz ended. With no word, he disappeared into the garden.

Her heart pounded. He is gone? No, a voice screamed in her head.

She followed.

At the east gate, a note was tucked under the rusting hinges. The red wax seal. His. Her name. Victoria. Carefully scripted in black ink on the outside.

She trembled as she read his words.

The hinges screeched as she slowly stepped through the gate, to the past, now her present and her future.

Finally. She was his. She was home.

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#FF: Third time charm? (Part 3)

ThePavilion100-word Flash Fiction
#FridayFictioneers

This week’s story is inspired by this photograph provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.


This week, I’m offering a follow-up to my previous stories (Faint memories and Pourquoi moi?). I hope you enjoy it. For those of you who might have been waiting for the third installment, I apologize for the delay. It has been a busy few weeks.


Puffy white flakes drifted and clung to Victoria’s lashes and the faux fur of her parka. She blinked them away as she ascended the steps of the ancient pavilion.

Quiet dusk embraced her. The forest was silent. It was nearly time. Continue reading #FF: Third time charm? (Part 3)

#FF (Part 2): Pourquoi moi?

kent100-word Flash Fiction
#FridayFictioneers

This week’s story is inspired by this photograph provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.


This week, I’m offering a follow-up to my story from last time (Faint memories). I hope you enjoy it.


Victoria squirmed in the tightly bound corset. Rivulets of sweat trickled down her back.

Her senses ached in the opulence of His Majesty’s ballroom. Danseurs, as colorful as Continue reading #FF (Part 2): Pourquoi moi?