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Thank you again to MadisonWoods for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction Friday postings as

Please note, that’s a new website for MadisonWoods.

For those who are new, MadisonWoods shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers will compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Get on your horse and ride!

Here is my contribution:

Shearing Placid

Austin struck a match and drew breath. The hand-rolled cannabis tip glowed. “Nothin’ betta.” He chuffed then offered to Samuel who was soaking in the pleasantly burbling brook.

How’d ya find this place? Ain’t on the map.”

Nope. Came across the fence while jacking deer; had a sign said ‘Do Not Enter,’ so I killed it and climbed over.”

Taylor’s land, you think?”

Nah. Probably government. Fence goes miles.”

A shimmering dragonfly scissored along, settled upon a tumbled rock, gossamer wings shearing placid stillness, mesmerizing Samuel.

Look there.”


Then, several more.

Too many.


Many thanks again to Madison Woods for her organization, vision, creativity and hard work to put this together.

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Now, it’s story time. Please enjoy!


Liar’s Hamlet

Tethered again, iron gate sealed, foot-drags marked barren earth. Inside they’d be protected, those who lied, within circuitous fencing, towering, ornamented by rusted barbs.

Done for them, for protection.

When it began, we identified those who lied. Asked simple questions, revealing, before the court of many, another liar’s lie. Motivated to truth. A finger, a tongue, an eye, necessary sacrifices all. Marked them, for liars always lie. Marched them to Liar’s Hamlet, locked within heavy gate. For their personal protection, the others would not suffer fools.

Indeed, done for the good of us all.

Until none remained beyond the gate.