Friday Fictioneers for April 1st, 2022

Sheriff of the Friday Fictioneer’s photo-prompted story telling tribe, the legendary Mistress Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, dons her purple Converse All Stars, the color of the brave, and leads her army of writing spirits into another battle with our hidden, internal creative imaginations in the face narrative challenges armed with only one hundred words. Today she teams with a Roger Bulot prompt photo of an urban scene for us to draw our pens and to drum on our keyboards as we begin our final March march of extraordinaire flash fictioneering into April.

Click on the PHOTO PROMPT by © Roger Bultot to taxi on over to Rochelle’s fabulous footwear and curly hair care blog to get the straight skinny on how to join up with these crazy cats.

Genre: Funny Fiction
Title: A Big Lie
Word Count: 100

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“Gregor, why dem kicks up dare?”

“Dem’s cuz last night was second new years eve, Julie. Ya makes a wish and trows up yer J-jays”

“Second new years? Never heard ‘bout dat. Today is second new years day?”

“Oui, bae. Today use’ta was new years till dey changed calendars, yers to myin.”

“We had our own calendars? Cool! Ima gunna trow deez old sneaks up for good luck.”

“Dems yer all-stars, Jules.”

Barefoot Julie hung her shoes, first try. “Now, we have lots-a luck. Happy new years.”

“Yeppers, bae. Same. Taday also been April fool’s day fer near five-hundred years.”


Look both ways and practice wise skepticism this Friday.
Mind the gaps for a joke or a hoax.

Click on the Cabernet Sauvignon infused Jordan to read other fine fiction.

Gloss: (if you need it) April Fools’ Day goes back to 1582. France switched from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, ala the Council of Trent in 1563. People slow to get the news or failed to start a new year on 1 January and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes. Pranks included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as poisson d’avril (April fish), said to symbolize a young, easily hooked fish and a gullible person.

47 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for April 1st, 2022

  1. This was a hoot, Bill! I love it. And, what a fool indeed to throw up a good pair of sneaks! (Never did get that whole thing…) I actually started writing one today. I might even finish and publish it! Woot!

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  2. Dear Bill,

    Who knew? I didn’t know about April Fool’s Day. Glad you took the time to educate us. Nor did I know about the calendar. Ah trivia. Dontcha love it? The dialogue set the tone. I havta admire Jules. I never could throw very far. Bravo!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Hey Rochelle,

      Thank you.

      The whole story with the calendar change is interesting to me. It explains a lot, but the confusion must have been crazy. 🙂

      Peace,

      Bill

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    1. The colloquial speech pattern is a bit of a mish mash. Mostly, New Orleans. Some is northeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and NY. Some is old. Some (bae, J-jays, kicks) is contemporary. 🙂 I over did it some.

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  3. Bill you entertain with a complete package, from the richly textured intro, to your story steeped in delightful accented delight, and raise a sparkling glass of educational context to help us who need it. Thanks for the creativity you devote to Friday Fictioneers. Cheers!

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  4. This was great fun, beginning to end. I could gess most of what was said but wonder if I ever will understand people if I ever get to these parts again…
    And please tell me, where can I buy the cabernet sauvignon Jordans?

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