Fiction Friday

The Mill House if Walls Could Talk

With a name like the Story Mill a place like this deserves preservation and telling. Even novelizing if it should come to that.

Free to Good Home – Fiction Friday

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Fiction Friday presents A Mad House

I have been around since the late 1800s. I came out of the tail end of the poor house era. The people I housed then…

Habakkuk – If Walls Could Talk

Habakkuk 2:11 The stones of the wall will cry out, and the beams of the woodwork will echo it. This is the most frightening thing…

More Sugar, Please – Fiction Friday

Mike stood up and rested his butt on the porch railing. “Jo.” He said flatly. He stayed there for a few minutes taking stock of…

That’s My Last Victim

They don’t know he’s convinced them to volunteer information no one should have. The ladies will go home or to their offices and use those…

Fiction Friday – A Lighthouse

Fiction Friday  –  From a Lighthouse – A Spoon River Anthology of Houses.  All of these Fiction Friday entries can be found at http://fiction-friday.com .…

Lot’s Wife? Fiction Friday

Mr. Kendra actually leaned in and licked it. “Salt,” he said. “She is a woman made of salt. Not refined salt, there is a lot…

Fiction Friday Short Short – Eraser

The Department of Defense has perfected a new weapon, code named Eraser. Much like Facbook’s Block Option, the US Government can find and make individual…

A Good First Impression

Two men in work-a-day suits were laying in the hallway. Their blood pooled and mixed on the floor. One man had reached out and hooked…

Fiction Friday presents a Nursing Home

…..Women’s Society, one of the nation’s earliest old age homes, in 1823, “that through the indulgence of Divine Providence, our efforts have, in some degree,…

House of Cards – Fiction Friday

A house of cards is insubstantial. A house of cards has absolutely no integrity. A house of cards is a fleeting thing.

Pop Up Haunted House – Fiction Friday

Previous Fiction Friday Posts are at http://fiction-friday.com . Halloween Pop Up House I am a card stock and glue pop up house from a child’s…

Trailer House if Walls Could Talk

__ I am a trailer house, a mobile home. Not a double wide, though. I don’t know what the difference between a double wide and…

Fiction Friday Fiction Snippet…

“Because I know you. Because I care about you. Because I made you. There, you satisfied? I made you.”

Sorority House – Fiction Friday

During the weeks when there are no pledges the girls do work in the community. They raise funds for hungry people. They also spent a…

Fiction Friday Firehouse

Firemen have been romanticized over time. Did I mention the calendars with the well muscled attractive men each having his own month?

Fiction Friday – Crack House

Sometimes a lower form would come in, these kind used heroine a whole different kind of beast. The crack users thought themselves above the heroine…

The Round House and it’s Ghosts

He is looking for something and he can not recall what it is. It may be a feeling, that is what draws Bob here, it…

Fiction Friday – Know your Enemy

Your Protagonist is only as well rounded as your Antagonist. Everything you consider when building your main character should be considered when you are fleshing…

Rear Window

Writers are eavesdroppers by nature. We are also voyueristic. A few decades ago we had to have a great memory or a scratch pad to…

From a Doghouse all Empty and Sad

The first was a golden retriever. She was a beautiful dog. Brandy lived here till she was white in the muzzle. She made a game…

Fiction Friday – Untitled

“Now that it’s closer, I see what you mean. There’s blue and white under its wings. Should we call someone?” “I don’t think so, it…

Too Long – a Fiction Friday Short

How long is too long? Helen had been there more than a decade. “Yes sir.  I’m sorry; I’ll do it better next time.” She rubbed…

If Walls Could Talk – Haunted House?

Evil will leave when a house has no more human unrest to offer or sometimes it leaves on the coat tails of a guest. Evil…

Fiction Friday – If Only I’d Remembered

“Everyone saw it.” The man rummaged a cloth handkerchief out of his trouser pocket and continued, “and they can see it again and again and…

Fiction Friday – Stalking Part Two

Selina pressed the hard cold muzzle against the stalker’s ribs. She wished she had a camera. The look on the stalkers face was pure gold.…

Flop House – Fiction Friday

I am a flop house. The Crack House and Boarding House might argue the point that there isn’t much difference, the rose by any other…

Fiction Friday – I H O P

Don’t laugh, I have the word house in my sign out front. I am one of gazillions of International House of Pancakes. Okay, maybe not…

Meth House Woes

– I sit here in dingy aloneness. The electricity, water, and heat are off. My windows are blank. Everything left behind after the bust and…

Hello World – Sally is in the Building!

No one would believe the stranger than fiction story behind my quiet spell. Let’s just say that when I am in a persistent vegetative state,…

If Walls Could Talk – Summer Home

Did you know dust is almost entirely human skin that is shed daily? Kind of gross. Really gross. Without humans wondering around, cooking, showering, playing,…

Fiction Friday – The Lake House

Everyone brings baggage. The disagreements usually occur in my upper reaches where not everyone sees the dirty laundry. Usually it is a parent who disapproves…
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On the Table

Mid-stride, Ray Holms freezes. The world drops out from under him and an actual noise sounds in his head. Like a soundtrack in a horror…

What is Your Shoe?

Walk into my room and come to find one of my Jordan Air Max 360s floating about five foot off the ground. Soon as I…

Fiction Friday – A Simple Scene

…“Always leave a note on the board.” Mark said in a tired monotone still working at the jumble of wires with tweezers and a small…
A grey cube

Character Development – NaNoWriMo 2016 Prep

Imagine your character as a cube. The surfaces may have huge or subtle differences in color, form, brightness or darkness. A character possesses human traits…

Silence – A Fiction Friday Post

“We ain’t never gonna get out and you know it. And some day he’s gonna kill that woman.” Brady rolled away from her troubled husband.

The Time Walk-Back

He picks up a character five minutes before the story opens. Then one hour before, one week before, one year before and five years before…

Foreclosed

The crew who built me and my sisters left here when I was done and went across town. A guy I’d grown fond of comes…

Fiction Friday – The Greenhouse

My creator came from a place with four distinct seasons. She began working on me because she missed her old home. She moved here from…

Fiction Friday – Character Creation

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Rejection, Success and Mediocrity

I’ve said rejections are proof a writer is writing. Unless you are content with journaling and leaving manuscripts and essays in a secret drawer to…

Carriage House – Fiction Friday

I am the carriage house that sits right next to the Story Mill House. I must be on the historical register but I can’t read…

Fiction Friday – It’s Not Me

Seriously! How long can one middle aged, overweight, lying, drinking idiot manage to stay alive? I kept thinking you were one drink away from slipping…

More than One Way to Skin a Cat?

Did you know there is more than one way to skin a cat? Who wants to skin a cat in the first place? Instead of…

An Old Wooden Playhouse

The little ones had to be able to tie their shoes and write their first names in order to sit at a desk. That sounds…

Silence – Fiction Friday

It is the couple Joined together at their first date place signing the divorce papers.

Fiction Friday Second Person

This writer took a huge chance on me, the reader, by taking me far far outside my experience.  Mark Jude Poirier made me participate in…