Let it roll The fucking drumroll Everything’s good Except the food Fancy wedding Fancier pudding Happy friends with dates Friends looking for dates Band’s ready Fucking needy Girl I love Burning stove Date’s tomorrow Drowning in my sorrow I’m the winner The girl or the dinner Getting a wife Getting a life?
As a trekkie, it’s only fair. Live Long and Prosper, everyone. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for this lovely piece of nostalgia.
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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
TO BOLDLY GO
Dora wreathed her arms around her son’s neck. “What’s in California? No mishpokhah—you’ll be a stranger in a strange land.”
“Like you were when you came to America, Mama.” The youth bristled with determination. “I won’t be an alien for long. You’ll see.”
Dora’s husband Max frowned. “You’re only eighteen. Forget this acting mishegoss.”
Leonard, now an old man, strolled along the West End’s changing streets…
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The SUV trundled along the sun-baked mud road. A man in a three piece suit puffed his cigar, oblivious to his companions’ discomfort. He wiped the sweat from his brow with a silk handkerchief. “So, how far are we from the site?” He glanced at the landscape outside filled with shrubs. “Few more miles, just … Continue reading Profit – Friday Fictioneers
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“What in the blue hell is this monstrosity?” Jake, completely flabbergasted, looked at his friend. “It’s supposed to be art. Not sure what the artist was smoking,” Chris shrugged his shoulders. “What does it say?” “Well, that’s the thing about art. You can interpret it whatever way you want,” Chris leaned closer to the statue. … Continue reading What Is It? – FFfAW 130
“Ever made love in open spaces?” He asked her with a sly wink. “No!” Her face turned a furious shade of red. “Do you wanna?” He pitched the tent and fastened the chords. The birds screeched in cacophony as the sun prepared to hide behind the mountains. “Beautiful place, this”, she lay down on damp … Continue reading After Dark – Friday Fictioneers
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The man in a black suit watched as the couple lay down exhausted after their lovemaking. The girl’s lustrous black hair was spread on the white pillow like the rays of a black sun. The man’s eyes twitched and his hands trembled with anticipation. He checked his bag and ran his hands over the knives, … Continue reading All about the hair – FFfAW 128
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The huge monolith at the edge of the village became the epicenter of festivities overnight. Always ready to believe in the extraordinary, the villagers lapped up the story of a family of cobras taking residence in the holes of the rock. They lined up for miles, eager to offer the Nagadevathas* milk and eggs. Chinna, … Continue reading Superstitions – Friday Fictioneers
Siblings, Park Joo-Won and Park Ji-Woo, rode a red tandem bicycle through a dilapidated park in Kanggye, the capital of Chagang province of North Korea. Joo-Won was 25, still a bachelor and worked as a teacher. He was a gifted painter and singer, but taught subjects like ‘Great Kim II Sung’ and ‘Communist Morality’ to … Continue reading Defiance – FFfAW 127
A van came screeching to a halt on the street near the dilapidated building. Twelve men wearing heavy duty gear got down and fanned efficiently into the building. One kept a sign warning that the sidewalk was closed, another grabbed a coil of wire and few started unloading boxes marked 'Danger - Explosives'. The vagabond, … Continue reading Paranoid – Sunday Photo Fiction
My fingers paint a crimson trail across the piano’s white keys. Closing my eyes, I let Beethoven takeover. As ‘Für Elise’ fills tepid air, I feel a kick inside my stomach. Outside, a lone flower sways in the wind. I hear sirens. ‘You are my Lily’, I murmur.
"Helloooo..." Kumudha winced at the syrupy voice that came floating in through the door. A rather obese woman came inside, panting heavily. "You must be Mrs. Kumar. I'm Mrs. Shrivastava, your neighbor and the secretary of this society. Welcome, welcome." Kumudha nodded mutely. "Oh, you haven't unpacked yet? If you need any help, let me … Continue reading Moving In – Friday Fictioneers
Two canoes raced each other, covering the distance between the mainland and the tiny islet at furious pace. The late evening sun scorched down at the canoeists. Sweat trickled down their bodies in great rivulets. But they weren’t worried about the sun. They still had an hour of paddling to reach their destination - a … Continue reading Eden – FFfAW126
‘Ever heard of Schrödinger’s cat, Inspector?’ Shiva asked gently, stressing each syllable. A man was sat opposite him, hands tied behind his back. A look of sheer malevolence hung like a poisonous fog upon his countenance. ‘Where is my wife, you psycho?’ He spat. ‘I’m getting to that, Inspector’, Shiva murmured. ‘But first, answer my … Continue reading The Cat in the Box