Friday Fictioneers for March 18th, 2022

Throughout history, Anonymous has produced some of the best known and loved poetry, art, crime, and mystery. Also, cadavers (aka, John Doe) and AA members.

I’ve considered publishing my next book (also my first) under the Anonymous nom de plume to benefit from his/her/their great success and notoriety. Sometimes, events in my life made me want to be that person: Anonymous.

Today, Her Royal Craftiness, The Princess of Prevarication, Mistress of History, and Duchess of the Storied Squares, Madame Rochelle Wisoff-Fields has teamed with the formerly unknown, but now revealed, Brenda Cox, photo contributor to tempt us into the gated domain of Friday Fictioneers story telling.

Click the pic for a fantasy ride to Rochelle’s castle to learn how to play by her rules. Can you tell your story in one hundred words or fewer? Try it if you dare.

Prompt photo by Brenda Cox. One click away from the Rochelle’s purple world.

Genre: Dark Fiction
Title: My New Home
Word Count: 100

***

Vlad was my goth-looking guide into the witness protection program. As we approached the old ramshackle house I asked, “What is that horrible smell?”

“That’s cadaverine. We spray the perimeter with the ptomaine to keep people away. Only harpies and vampire groupies like it. The death odor attracts buzzards but keeps cartel soldiers, nosey lawmen, and reporters away. You’ll get used to it.”

When I opened the gate, I was struck by the sweet odors of hyacinth and incense. I saw the casket and glared at Vlad.

“Appearances. Protecting people like you is dangerous. Living quarters are underground. Welcome home.”


Look both ways.
Be alert doing good or evil.
Mind the gaps for major life changes.

***

The vampire mansion is a hotlink to inlinkz and more mico-fiction stories.

46 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for March 18th, 2022

  1. Good one! Had me pulling up the hood on my sweatshirt to protect my neck. hehe! Nom de Plumes…yep, I write under different names. One for my poetry, one for my fiction…. rarely under my own.

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  2. Great story, Bill and you packed so much into those hundred words. This is just encouraged me to behave myself, and also take a leaf out of the three wise monkeys book.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  3. Dear Anonymous Bill,

    Once more your intrepid imagination and your gift of storytelling have taken us to new depths. A tale from the crypt for certain. I’m not sure I’d want to be in that WPP. Thank you for all the titles. I’m blushing.

    Shalom,

    HRH Rochelle

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    1. My Dear Mistress Rochelle,

      Thank you for your wonderful praise. Without FF I could not. Tanks back atcha’.

      Peace,

      Bill

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      1. Oh yes, it happens to many who are in need of being hidden due to testifying against another. I just saw a movie on Netflix: Pieces of Her … the movie is about this change of identity thing. Your story is timely. I enjoyed it. 😎

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