Friday Fictioneers — Why?

“Where did you find that contractor you hired to do the work on our vacation house?” Lauren asked her husband.

“On Craigslist,” Dave said. “Why?”

“When was the last time you went the house?”

“Sunday. Why?”

“When was the last time you spoke with the contractor?”

“Last week. Why?”

“You should go check on the house.”

“Why?”

“I went there earlier today and the contractor was not there and the house is a mess,” Lauren said. “I took a picture with my phone.”img_0563Dave grabbed the phone and looked at the photo. “Damn, I paid him upfront.”

“Why?” Lauren asked.

(100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Mikhael Sublett.

Friday Fictioneers — Back to the Drawing Board

Bus“I’ve got a great idea for New Year’s Eve,” Jack said. “Let’s do a party bus.”

“What the hell is a party bus?” Sammy asked.

“We’ll rent a big bus and invite all our friends to come along as we go bar hopping,” Jack responded. “We can all drink as much as we want because we’ll have a professional bus driver. We’ll have music and dancing and booze on the bus. How awesome would that be?”

“Who’s paying for this bus?”

“Everyone will be asked to pitch in thirty bucks.”

“Our cheap friends? Go back to the drawing board, Jack.”

(100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Fatima Fakier Deria.

Friday Fictioneers — Going in Circles

133CF536-C192-4D6E-94BB-6DE07AF152FD I was raised in the Washington, DC area, which is known for its many traffic circles, such as Dupont, Columbus, Logan, and Thomas circles.

DC drivers know how to navigate those circles. Vehicles already in the circles have the right of way over those entering them. Easy Peasy.

When I moved to New England, I discovered what they refer to as “rotaries.” These rotaries have the same rules as DC’s circles.

Now I live in California where they’re building “roundabouts” or small circles. Sadly, California drivers haven’t yet mastered the rules for navigating roundabouts. They are accidents waiting to happen.

(100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: C.E. Ayr.

Friday Fictioneers — Package Delivery Scheme

59D2C44F-02E4-4737-9D47-03DFC845800E Harold placed the package inside one of the cages in his basement, locked the gate, and walked away. I shoulda thought of this before, he thought.

His wife was in the kitchen when Harold came up from the basement. “How was your first day?” she asked.

“Great,” Harold said, sitting down at the table. “I drive around dropping off packages people ordered on line. It’s easy and there are great perks.”

Harold figured he’d take home just one package a day of the several dozen on his route, and sell it on eBay. No one will notice one undelivered package.

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: J Hardy Carroll.

Friday Fictioneers — The Revolution

Shuttered synagogueIt didn’t take long after the revolution that the new Constitution, declaring America be a Christian Nation, was adopted. The practice of any religion other than Christianity was banned. Jews and Muslims were the first to be persecuted, their synagogues and mosques either destroyed or shuttered. Those who were caught practicing their religion were rounded up and either imprisoned or deported.

Then Hindus, Buddhists, and even Mormons and other “non-conforming” Christians were targeted. Atheists were declared enemies of the state and were executed.

The United States became a theocracy. They said this could never happen in America.

It did.

(100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Roger Bultot.