Another week and a new look at Anne Orchard central. I really struggled with an idea for the story this week, I have no idea why. So this week’s Friday Fictioneers offering has only tangential reference to the picture prompt. This week’s picture is from Doug MacIlroy, so please respect his copyright. All the instructions for taking part in this 100-word flash fiction blog challenge can by found at the blog of our esteemed leader, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s other stories are found by clicking on the blue fella under my story. And finally you will see a request from me for some assistance if you are visiting before Saturday and you can spare me a few moments.
Feel The Fear
A garden hose in the yard would have Jessie howling like a banshee. She was terrified of snakes when she was little.
Mom said she’d gotta get over it, so we could go camping. She’d have a panic attack thinking of rattlers. They took her for hypnotherapy and soon enough she was a volunteer in the reptile house at Phoenix Zoo. Next it was college – herpetology she called it.
She discovered two new kinds of snake in the rainforest. She called me to brag. Then she got bitten.
Now we’re biting our fingernails waiting to see if she’ll pull through.
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