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Friday Fictioneers – Cyber-Museum

I was beginning to think my muse was never going to return from whatever part of the cosmos she has been touring. Last week and this I’ve had aborted attempts at a story that just haven’t satisfied me enough to publish. So I was saved this week by a late thought that crept in at the last minute. I’m not saying it’s a perfect story, but hope it’s good enough to pass muster. (more…)


Friday Fictioneers – Skills

Welcome to Friday. Today the sun is shining, and I have another little offering for Friday Fictioneers, the 100-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. I am still trying to stick to exactly one hundred words, which gives me practice at editing! No fairies this week, just general fiction. This week’s photo prompt is courtesy of Claire Fuller, so please respect her copyright, and if you fancy joining in, the rules can be found at Rochelle’s blog.


FF – Moving On

Ah, that’s better. It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the Orchard household, so apologies for our absence. This was a truly lovely picture prompt (courtesy of Sandra Crook) for the Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge. This is managed by our host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields over at her blog Addicted to Purple, otherwise known as Friday Fictioneers Central. Sorry for going AWOL boss! And apologies to Sandra for the fact my story is only very loosely related to the prompt at all. My story follows the picture and the rest of this week’s stories can be found by clicking on the blue link monster.

Copyright Sandra Crook


Moving On (more…)

FF – Feel The Fear

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 (more…)

Friday Fictioneers – Upwards

Another fascinating story prompt this week courtesy of Jennifer Pendergast. As is usual at this time of the week, here is my offering for the Friday Fictioneers blog hop, ably masterminded by Rochell Wisoff-Fields. For rules and regs, and to post your story, please visit Rochelle’s blog. To see this week’s other stories please click on the linky monster underneath my story.


Julie felt the stress, hurry and buzz of family life fade behind her as she climbed slowly towards the light. (more…)

Friday Fictioneers – Home Made

Friday Fictioneers time, and another challenging photo prompt this week. Here is my flash fiction offering this week. Many thanks to those who visited and commented last week, For anyone who has not come across it before, you can find out more about Friday Fictioneers (and how to join in) at its home on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields blog. This week’s picture is from Beth Carter.


Friday Fictioneers – The Project

We’re trying something new this week on Friday Fictioneers. Pete challenged me to come up with a story that follows on from his. So whilst this can be read as a stand-alone story, you are invited to read Pete’s first, if you have not already done so.

For anyone who doesn’t know yet (where have you been?), Friday Fictioneers is a 100-word flash fiction challenge from a weekly photo prompt posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Everyone is welcome to join in and it is lots of fun! I welcome constructive criticism, though you can say if you need folks to be gentle with you. This week’s picture is copyright Janet Webb over at This, That and the Other Thing. My story follows the picture, and below that you will find the link which will take you to all this week’s other stories. Visit as many or few as you can and simply enjoy the amazing variety of imagination on offer.


The Project

The old barn that refused to be renovated was a great place to set up The Project. They smuggled in hundreds of latent psychokinetics and tons of equipment under cover of darkness. They experimented by fixing small portions of the building and monitoring the energy released as these areas restored themselves to their preferred dilapidation.

Next it was the turn of the psychokinetics. Applying the same energies, they gradually learned to control the very structure of matter. Finally it was time to show the world their abilities. Parting the Mississippi and walking from Missouri to Illinois ought to do it.

100 words