Friday Fictioners – The Big Screen #flashfiction #100words

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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.

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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.

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Friday Fictioners! – The Swimming Pool #FF #FlashFiction

The Pool

 

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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..”

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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

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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.

 

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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

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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.

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Flash Fiction -Nature’s fighting back. #fridayfictioners

Nature’s Fighting Back

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PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

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.

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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

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Flash Fiction – The Wall

The Wall

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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.

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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.

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Flash Fiction – Boating Holiday

Boating Holiday

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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!?

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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.

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