Posts Tagged ‘virginia’

FFF Prompt tree-climbing-poppy

Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction Friday postings at:

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/3-january-2014/

For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, we’re having a swingingly good time.

Here’s my contribution:

In Good Company

The grand oak still commands the most prominent position in Bristleburg, not five paces from the courthouse stairs. Murderers, vagabonds, witches and even Union conspirators experienced the unforgiving strength within the limbs, and also beheld the knowledge, some for nearly twenty minutes, that in this town wrongdoers would not have the mercy of a proper Hangman’s Noose. The townsfolk were to blame, ever demanding of more playful public amusement.

These days are more civilized with Main Street parades celebrating seasons and history. During these  events children are hoisted among the great limbs, in good company of the death row ghosts.

jKb

FFFPrompt KIOSK lvbydawne_3

Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction Friday postings at:

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/30-august-2013/  

For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction. Come, eat your fill and more, so much more.

Here’s my contribution:

The Experiment

Charlie Messler leaned against a facade within the Valley Mall, surveyed the testers and fingered the bottles of cologne and perfume within his pockets. Maybe here?

Some four thousand consumers were gorging themselves on things, stuff, excesses.

Yes, this is precisely the place.

He approached a kiosk in the central thoroughfare, the highest traffic zone, and casually swapped the sampler bottles with his doctored replacements while inquiring about a lovely topaz pendant suspended by a gold chain.

Such fun.

He moseyed to a coffee shop nearby, ordered one black and sipped while he observed his first two subjects expose themselves.

jKb