Friday Fictioners – Not just for fighting fires #flashfiction #FridayFictioners #FireService



Copyright Linda Young

I knew as soon as my pager went off it wouldn’t be good. I had just sat down with the family for lunch and the dreaded thing went off.

So rushing out of the door into my car almost forgetting my head if it hadn’t been screwed on.

We all arrive at the station in record time and rush to get ready to save the day, that’s until the boss turns in “No need to rush boys, I am surprised you didn’t notice it when you arrived”

Someone pressed the wrong peddle on their car again while reversing again!



When I saw this picture it immediately reminded me of an incident where I live,  The supermarket is situated opposite the fire station where my husband works. The picture below is from the supermarket to the fire station so you can tell the supermarket is higher and it’s not the first time someone hasn’t put there hand break on and rolled down the bank.



NB: The fire service probably wouldn’t have been called out for the above.

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Friday Fictioners – The Kitchen #100words #flashfiction

The Kitchen


PHOTO PROMPT @ A. Noni Mouse

The Washing up, the one thing that nobody wants to do, yet everyone needs it done.

How long can we look at the dishes until they magically wash themselves?

How long can we argue over whose turn it is, and who did it last?

How many times can we rinse the same cups and think it’ll do?

How much for a dishwasher, do we even have the space?

But once the plates, bowls and cutlery run out someone is going to have to do it.

But who? Dads tired, mum did it last, and the kids have homework.

The Cat?


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Friday Fictioners is organised by the amazing Rochelle A 100 word challenge, where we write something based on a prompt. Why not join in one week.

It has been so long since I did this… and this picture kinda spoke to me, we’ve all been there arguing over whose turn it is, and getting a dishwasher might be the answer but instead you start arguing over whose turn it is to unload it! and I have serious OCD dishwasher loading issues!

Friday Fictioners – The Reveal #100words #flashfiction

The Reveal


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

We had been following the clues and searching for the meeting place most of our teenage years.

To finally have made it, to the inner circle, the inner sanctum of everything.

All the failed attempts and false trails meant nothing because we were here. The promise land and utopia waited for us.

How long would we have to wait?

Was someone meant to be meeting us?

The clues just guided us here nothing else would everything become clear once we took our seats and trusted the answers that had led us here.


Friday Fictioners is organised by the amazing Rochelle A 100 word challenge, where we write something based on a prompt. Why not join in one week.

This weeks piece was inspired by the film Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2

The search for answers, something that they had been searching for there whole lives…

Friday Fictioners – The Big Screen #flashfiction #100words


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

It felt like we had been searching forever.

The coloured wires seemed to travel below the ground as we followed them, they seemed to stretch on for miles. Why on earth did the stadium display scene have such long cables and who the F*** unplug it in the first place?

Then outside of the stadium like a scene out of Tremors we found them. Some idiot had left them poking out of the earth. No wonder the screen didn’t work when we had tried it!

Mum helped me untangle the wires and we finally returned them to the sockets.


Tremors is an 1990’s film and there were many more spin offs afterwards. There was a scene very famillar to our photo prompt this week when the Tremors broke free from the ground.

Friday Fictioners is organised by the amazing Rochelle A 100 word challenge, where we write something based on a prompt. Why not join in one week.

Friday Fictioners! – The Swimming Pool #FF #FlashFiction

The Pool



PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


“Common its not deep you’ll be able to stand, I promise,” Lillie’s mum told her as she teetered on the edge of the vast swimming pool.

She was able to stand in the baby pool, but this was different, this was scary.

What if she couldn’t reach the bottom what if she sunk and the life guards had to jump in after her, like they did on her last birthday. All her friends and family were made to get out of the pool, while she was rescued.

“Common sweetheart you can do it, just take a deep breath and jump..”


Friday Fictioners is kindly run by Rochelle, and at last I have had chance to write something on time! Friday Fictioners is where we write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words based on a picture. Then we blog hop to check out other peoples work HERE.

This piece of Flash Fiction was inspired by my daughter’s experience when she had this massive float thing for her Birthday party and the life guard dived in to “save her” which has more or less knocked her confidence since 😦

Lots happening here, since my new last Friday, for those of you who were lucky enough to miss it, I had a publishing contract! See the dreaded picture HERE



Friday Fictioners – Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Wedding Anniversary Gift


PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

A rose for every year that we are married he promised and I laughed, the novelty would soon wear off or he’d forget.

I never expected what would appear for our first anniversary a single red nine-carrot gold rose. At least it would be easier for me to save and wouldn’t need drying out first.

He still continues to buy me a rose every year, they continue to sit on my sideboard as focal of the room. I’ve never questioned them or asked wouldn’t it be cheaper to go to the florist. I just continue to admire them.



Thank you to Rochelle for hosting as always! Why don’t you join in! We write a piece of fiction based on a photo prompt, but your piece can be no longer than 100 words! Try it out and join us!

I have begun the submission slog again!!!!

Book Review: A Justified State @iainthekid #SelfPublished

A Justified State


In the future, The State is ruled by the socially reformist Central Party Alliance. Poverty and homelessness have been eradicated, but overpopulation, an energy crisis and an ongoing overseas war are threatening the stability of the country. When a local politician is assassinated, Detective Danny Samson finds himself thrust into the middle of the investigation. Still grieving for his dead wife and children, Danny tracks down the assassin, an ex-military sniper called Gabriella, only to discover she may not be the real villain. The secret behind the murder of one politician may bring down the entire ruling Party, and Danny soon learns those in power will go to any lengths to protect The State. Joining forces with Gabriella and the mysterious government agent Phillips, Danny must unearth the truth and bring the guilty to justice, before they catch up with him first.

I became aware of Iain and his flash fiction writing when I joined Friday Fictioners, having decided to follow his blog I am treated to his writing on a regular occurrence. So imagine my excitement when I noticed he had published a novel.

I am not sure how I would describe A Justified State to a friend but in the centre of the story there is a crime fiction story which we all know I enjoy. This is also a Si-fi / Dystopian novel of how our world could be in the future. When Iain described the landscape and the things that were happening some of it felt a bit to close to home.

At times I got quite frustrated with the Detective in this story, whether intentional or not I felt like the character was just floating along in life and just getting by. Not really bothered about his job he was just there so be there. At time I kind of wanted to shake him and tell him to pull himself together.

I felt that Henrik was well placed to be Danny’s partner, someone who was so blinded by what was going on to not notice the cracks in the wall so to speak. Especially as he was the chief of police’s son, special placed to keep an eye on the investigation and report back to daddy. Not wanting to give away the ending, but I hope the actions we have seen in this novel improve lives when.

After reading the book I couldn’t help but wonder if Detective Phillips and Gabriella had been in it together from the start? Detective Phillips only really came to life part way through the book. After being a silent bystander for most of the beginning of the book. But the characters are both written in such away you realise they don’t know each other. But maybe that is intentional.

One thing I can say for certain the imagery in this book in immense, I could see the book playing out in my head as I turned the pages.  I wasn’t able to read the last page as the tears began to stream down my face, feeling a really connection to those characters and their journeys and the ending.

I wonder where Iain will go next with this, will he write more about Gabriella and Phillips or was that the last we see how them. What ever he does I’ll be in the queue for the next part.

I hired this book from the Amazon library and I am more than happy to go back and pay for a copy.



Flash Fiction -Nature’s fighting back. #fridayfictioners

Nature’s Fighting Back



I always wondered how and why the car had been dumped where it now sat. It must have belonged to someone once.

Left to pollute the woodlands with its leaking oil tank.

But as the seasons changed the car started to become part of the woodlands as nature fought back, camouflaging itself into the background. While the woodland creatures made it there new home. Places to hide there bounty in all the cuby holes.

I’m glad that nature found away of reclaiming what had been left behind to have a chance to fight and make use of man made pollution.


Written as part of Friday Fictioners which is hosted by Rochelle, we all come together a write a piece of fiction based on a photo prompt. Why don’t you join us?

So I have re started the submission slog! I saw my most favourite band last night and my body knows it. Hope everyone is well



Flash Fiction – The Wall

The Wall

the wall

PHOTO PROMPT © Russell Gayer


“I’m going to climb that wall.” Jim said as we stood looking towards the infamous Trump Wall.

“I don’t understand, why you would?” I asked as we studied the wall from the barbed wire fencing.

“It’ll be a challenge.” Jim said turning to me “Have you ever wondered if the wall was there to keep us all in and not the other way?”

I looked at Jim puzzled, there were plenty of other routes out weren’t there? “But for how long?” Jim asked reading my mind….

That was the last I ever saw of Jim running towards HIS freedom.


I’ve not done Friday Fictioners in EVER! no idea why but I’ll just blame blogging, novel writing, insurance exams and…. But it is still going strong and run by Rochelle so make sure you pop by to check out her 100 word piece from the above prompt. You can visit other people who are taking part in this weeks 100 word picture prompt here

I struggled with what I wanted to say in this weeks piece, I kinda felt that the ending isn’t right and I could have made it longer, getting in everything I wanted to say. Freedom is a funny thing, but we are all entitled to it one way or another.



Flash Fiction – Boating Holiday

Boating Holiday


Copyright Fatima Fakier Daria

Promises of a peaceful holiday touring the canals of Venice was just what I need. The tranquil pictures, the sound of the boat engine humming me to sleep. I was sold you couldn’t hold me back I’d packed my bags before you’d even finished telling me about it.

What I clear forgot to realise is that there is an M25 for boats and here I am sat in a queue waiting to progress onto the next stage of my holiday.

I am beginning to wish I’d insisted on boating along the canals of England, surely, they can’t be this bad!?


Not really taken part in Friday Fictioners for a while, As I’ve had loads of other stuff going on in that head of mine. So thanks to Rochelle who always keeps this going no matter the weather!

The M25 for those of you who don’t know, is the main circular road around London, it is also known as the BIGGEST carpark in the world. For those who want to know more about the M25 and are yet to be stuck on it Clicky click.