Friday Fictioneers Double Header: Where Stories Dwell & Secret Places

As sometimes happens, today’s prompt took me in two directions. Read, enjoy, comment away… And write your own if you feel inspired!

Edited to add: WordPress just told me this is my 100th post. Thank you to all who have liked and commented along the way! Also, I’ve been meaning to tell you all I have a handy-dandy little Facebook Author Page now. So, yeah, go check out Author Lisa Dunn and wait with me for the publication of GRIT OF BERTH AND STONE and other fun stuff!

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright - Jan Wayne Fields

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

Where Stories Dwell

“Edna Mallory and her handsome beaus live in here.” Grandma slides the manuscript she’d been editing into the top left-hand drawer. “Over here, Margo Hutchinson’s clever detective captures a different breed of man. This one houses Howard.” She leans in close and whispers, “Silly boys still don’t fancy girls writing sci-fi.”

“What about that one?” I point to the large drawer at the bottom of the desk.

“Don’t you mess with that one.” Her eyes are stern. “It contains stories not yet written. Scary beasts all of them.”

She shuffles into the kitchen, and my fingers brush the drawer.

As it slides open, worlds erupt.

Secret Places

You say I have a secret garden where rose petals wipe away the tears you’ll never see.

But who are you to judge?

Like an antique desk with long-lost pulls, you will not open to my will. My nails are chipped and broken, but there are drawers that will not budge.

So forgive me if I have a secret garden where rose petals wipe away the tears you’ll never see.

(Yep, it’s a little tribute to the Boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiLosOQP400)


Friday Fictioneers (n): A world-wide community of writers addicted to writing 100 word stories based on a photo prompt provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. 

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13 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers Double Header: Where Stories Dwell & Secret Places

  1. Wow —- these really are different — but equally well written, fascinating, and interesting.

    I absolutely love the first —I found it curious and exciting. And the second is so evocative and poetic. Absolutely lovely imagery conjured in my mind. Magic. 🙂

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