Ah, it’s a’ rockin’ on toward that time once again. Friday Fictioneers is just around the corner and we here at Crook’s (I say “we”, yet, it is just “I” alone here. But that’s another story . . . ) are throwing our link in early. Friday Fictioneers – a weekly challenge from another fine WordPress blog, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted To Purple – has posted their challenge photo. The challenge – look at the picture and write a story of 100 words (I’m guessing, being that I don’t often read directions, that it is 100 words including title). No problem, right? Yeah, right!
This week’s comes from one of the fictioneers themselves – a fine writer, Douglas M. Macilroy (Check out his blog and his entry for last week. It is an awesome story alone, much less a great take on the prompt!).
I must admit, I first saw this picture and thought, “No way in hell!” But, I came back to the prompt this morning and remembered what my sister Lisa said to me once, “It’s not, “Can I?”, it’s “Will I?”.” Blast! Thanks, Wheezie!
So, on my sister’s insistence like an angel (or devil!) on my shoulder, here is this week’s flash fiction short based on the picture. It is aptly titled “Projects and Profanity”, mostly because I wanted to say “F*ck this!” initially and about half way through. But once it started to flow, I enjoyed it as always. Hope you do as well.
As always, feel free to comment/critique/rant/rave/applaud/laugh/ridicule/laugh some more/throw rotten veggies . . .
I just wanted a moment’s peace for some Castle Age. Sophie had to have the project done tomorrow, and, of course, it fell to me to make sure it got done. The lovely wife couldn’t help – interceding plans of a disc golf tourney. I was on my own. Sophie sniped, “Dad, get off your ass!” She had a one-of-a-kind sensibility.
“Soph! Do not use that language in this garage, or anywhere, for that matter!”
As I turned from her insistence, my chat window popped. Anna, my older daughter, sniped, “Dad, get off your ass!”