Friday Fictioneers 7/17/2020

Many thanks to Rochelle @ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple for orchestrating Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a story based upon a photo prompt (and thanks to Jean L. Hays for that), with a beginning, middle, and an end in fewer than 101 words. This is my third venture.



Genre: Ironic (flash) Fiction
Word count: 100


Lobo and Robin met and married at the University of New Mexico following his return from Vietnam in 1970. He was from the Atchafalaya Swamp region of Louisiana, she from Montana ranch country.

Doc Robin, as she was called, was an internationally known infectious disease specialist. Lobo, a highly sought after free-lance journalist.

Their 50th anniversary party was planned for Saturday night on their rancho near Albuquerque.

“What’s in the box, Robin?”

“Designer surgical masks for the party.”

“You’ve thought of everything.”

“Not really, Babe. But it would not do for our quests to go home with COVID-19.”

Lobo howled.


Click blue frogs for link to inlinkz

Look both ways to plan a party.
Mind the gaps of the ironic mind in a literal world.

32 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers 7/17/2020

    1. Thanks, Neil.
      If I had more words I could have worked in the outdoors and six foot distancing, but I needed to find the end sooner that I wanted. 🙂


  1. Dear Bill,

    I love it! The back story, the party and the masks, all rolled into a neat little package. A gift delivered for our enjoyment. They do know how to throw a party. I’ll keep this in mind as our 50th is a year and a half away.



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    1. Thanks, Rochelle.
      I thought I might have to sculpt it down, but it fell right into 100 words. We are on mask orders in TX now, so it’s becoming a designer-mask competition at the grocery stores. 🙂



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