Friday Fictioneers 7/24/2020

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 (today she gets extra credit for providing the photo, as well). With fewer than 101 words we are challenged to contrive a beginning, middle, and an end.

Credit @ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields


Title: Pleasure Palettes
Genre: Romance (autobiographical) Fiction
Word count: 99

I was at my easel trying for a loose, semiabstract, colorful urban cityscape.
Conjetti walked in.
“Did I hear you talking to someone?”
“It was your boyfriend. He’ll call back later.”
She cleared her throat.
“Okay. It was Julie. We discussed art. She said watercolor is a metaphor for letting go.”
“And you said?”

“I told her it was like herding wet, angry cats of different colors that don’t mix well.”

She reached around and grabbed me, biting my neck.
“Follow me,” she said with a sultry gaze.
I smiled, “At your service m’lady.”
“You’d better be.”
“Yes, Ma’am!”


Look both ways as
“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life” (Oscar Wilde).
Mind the gaps of romantic truth.

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38 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers 7/24/2020

  1. Dear Bill,

    I’ve often mused how facilitating Friday Fictioneers can be akin to herding cats. You took the phrase to a whole new colorful level. Sensual and well rendered piece.



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    1. Thank you, Rochelle.

      Since I immediately related to the photo of your palettes, the story (mostly true) emerged.
      Thank you for herding us so well.



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  2. I absolutely adore this, Bill. (Especially happy for you that it is partially autobiographical 😉 )
    And it is so reminiscent of the type of conversations Mick and I would have had – only I don’t paint so I must have been interrupted doing something else!

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      1. Sweet. I should have gone out as soon as I got up as it’s already getting sticky gross out there.
        Humble pie… you are so funny – and so talented. I love your writings.

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