Friday Fictioneers: The Ritual

Photo Prompt by Dale Rogerson

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I managed to snag an invitation to the old bones annual ritual. A black robe and mask awaited me in the foyer with a note.

 ‘Wear only the robe and mask. Ascend the staircase. The chamber doors await.’

The room was dark, save a candelabra in the far corner casting shadows on the walls. Several robed figures knelt before the High Priest. He raised his head. Our eyes met.

‘Present your offering.’

I pulled the garlic from my robe. A collective ‘gasp’ filled the room.

The High Priest swooped in and whispered, ‘nicely played’ as he gorged on my neck.

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Another flash fiction story written for the Friday Fictioneers. A big shout out to Rochelle @Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple for hosting Friday Fictioneers. The weekly challenge is to write a story of no more than 100 words based on the photo prompt. This story is exactly 100 words!

Friday Fictioneers: Expecting

Photo Prompt by Roger Bultot

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“Darling, look what I found on my walk this morning,” she smiled, struggling to get the highchair through the door.

“Hey, I can help, but aren’t we a tad late in life for a baby?”

She smiled at her husband of thirty years. “Yes, but if you check your messages, you’ll see that your mistress is expecting.”

He dropped his phone and watched dumbfounded as she pulled her suitcase from the closet.

“Where are you going?”

“My lover is flying me to his island. I’ll be drinking margaritas on the beach while you’re changing diapers. Enjoy your new life, darling.”

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Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A big shout out to Rochelle @Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple for hosting Friday Fictioneers. The weekly challenge is to write a story based on the photo prompt, provided today by Roger Bultot. My challenge was to write a complete story in 100 words or less. This story is exactly 100 words!

Friday Fictioneers: Murder Mystery

Photo prompt by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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The couple sat in the car staring at the sign on the door.

“You know what this means,” he muttered.

“Nope,” she quipped.

“Funny.”

“I am. I know,” she giggled. “But hey, whatcha gonna do?”

“We’re gonna win this thing! That’s what we’re gonna do.”

He’s so competitive, she thought, as she watched him flip through the Down Island Murder Mystery pamphlet. This was their third murder mystery weekend of the summer. They’d solved the first two.

 “Ah-ha! We’re going in!” he exclaimed

“But it says Nope,” she persisted.

“It’s an anagram,” he smiled.

“It’s OPEN! Let the games begin!”

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This is my fourth attempt at flash fiction for the Friday Fictioneers. A big shout out to Rochelle @Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple for hosting Friday Fictioneers. The weekly challenge is to write a story based on the photo prompt, provided today by Rochelle. My challenge was to write a complete story in 100 words or less. This entry was exactly 100 words!