Crashing the Party! – Friday Fictioneers – 2/20/15

Well hello to all from the snowy mountains of Virginia! Everyone in the United States east of the Rockies is suffering through a snow/chill event that will set records all throughout this country. What are we to do in such a situation? Visit others’ blogs. We should take this time to support our fellow bloggers and see what is going on online. Friday Fictioneers is a great place to start. With a measly 100 words we consider a photo offered by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and create a complete story.

PHOTO PROMPT – © Copyright Marie Gail Stratfordt

Sally Ann sweated in anticipation of her glorious moment. Her wondrous creation would herald the festival’s start. 42 hours to create and design a way to propel. The bicycle body with heavy duty training wheels seemed sturdy, but unproven.

Her path was 100 risky, scary yards.

She heard the announcer give the cue. It was time.

The crowd cheered as she slowly began. Sally Ann heard encouragement to pedal harder. It was then that the lack of visibility struck home; then she realized the hand brakes were shot. Just ahead was the crystal glass fountain, all 12 feet of it.  



13 thoughts on “Crashing the Party! – Friday Fictioneers – 2/20/15

  1. This pic struck me as shatteringly painful as well. (I sport a scar 37 stitches long from a similar accident when I was a kid.) I like the way the rhythm of the words in the last paragraph follows her feet, first slowly then accelerating. Well done. Teensy typo – hand brakes, not breaks.


    1. An artist knows no bounds. This was my second take on it. I tried to get her doless boyfriend in the first one, but the words collected too quickly. Would you do me a favor and give me a critique on my Secret of Puxatawney Phil post on this blog? Thanks!


  2. Woah, that would be bad. I also sport a large scar about 3 inches long on my arm from landing on broken glass. Good thing they make plastic pop bottles now. Good tension leading up to the accident. Well done, Joe. 🙂 — Suzanne


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