Friday Fictioneers for August 26th 2022

Our unrivaled and swimmingly marvelous maven and Friday Fictioneering mistress, Rochelle, has paired up with Brenda Cox to serve up a stinging photo with food, working women, and a mad mugging man to inspire us to fictionalize 100-word stories mused from the minds and memories of twisted fibbers.

If you want to get jiggy with the ways and where-how’s of this Micro-, flash-fictioning adventure, click on Brenda’s photo for a sit down at Rochelle’s blog to check the menu for rules regarding ingredients.



Genre: Derivative Fiction
Title: Barbecue Stir-Fry with Tomatoes
Word Count: 100


Frank sat; arms crossed. “These are all women. Why’d you bring me here?”

Ruth smiled at Idgie. “They’ve excellent fried green tomatoes. The stir-fry is to die for.”

Frank mumbled, “These look like illegals. I’m calling Sheriff Smoot.”

Ruth nodded to Idgie and touched her neck.

Idgie waved her arm.

Frank felt a sharp sting. “Damnit! A bee. Give me Benadryl.”

Ruth handed him the bottle. Frank drank then collapsed. A small crowd gathered, then Frank was gone.

Idgie hugged Ruth. “Come back tomorrow, Love. We have fresh meat to barbeque.”

Ruth touched Idgie’s cheek. “I’ll always love you, Bee-charmer.”


Look both ways when seeking friendship and love.
Mind the gaps and take karma into account when life hands you Towanda’s rules.

This story is derived from, and inspired by, the book and movie, Fried Green Tomatoes.

Click on Idgie and Ruth at the Whistle Stop Café to truck on over and read other deep-fried stories.

If you’re unfamiliar with the 1991 movie, here’s a trailer to tempt you.

47 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for August 26th 2022

      1. Right. It happened before and Dale fixed it, since folks in Canada had the same issue.
        But she’s off romping around the states of New York and Pennsylvania. 🙂

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  1. Dear Bill,

    The secret’s in the sauce. 😉 As soon as I saw Idgie, I made the connection. One of my favorite movies of all time. This Idgie and Ruth certainly made use of the BBQ sauce, didn’t they?
    Pass the fried green tomatoes, please.



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  2. From the get, you had me. Fried Green Tomatoes is my favouritest movie. Ever. I watch it at least once per year. And Benadryl ain’t enough for Frank, I must prefer Sipsey’s method…
    Wonderful fanfic, Bill!

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      1. LOL!
        I like the: “You ain’t foolin’ me, girlie-girl…”
        I read the book years after having seen the movie multiple times. The movie respected it pretty much. Main difference is Frank’s truck was found 20 years later, Ruth was long gone before the trial and Curtis Smoot is the judge! 😉

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      2. That’s what keeps us vibrant – to keep on learning…
        I do wonder why the hell they do make these types of changes, really. Why? What does it serve?
        There was another book I read that got turned into a movie (I still prefer to read AFTER watching so I don’t get bummed) – and for the life of me I cannot remember the title and am too lazy to look it up. Anyway, the number 7 was the focal point of the book. For the movie they changed it to 7. Why in the blessed fuck?


      3. I’ve not usually cared, except in “The Pillars of the Earth.” In the book the protagonist was “tall” and in the miniseries he was short. They changed a few other things, but, eh.

        After reading what Larry McMurtry had to say about it all, I simply don’t care. However, as a writer I am curious as to who and why such changes were made.
        Anyway… happy Sunday, Dale. 🙂

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      4. Kinda like using Tom Cruise to play Reacher – who was described as 6’5″ – ummm…

        Yeah, I am curious as to the whys. I can understand cutting stuff out because the movie would be too long but changing deets? Whatevs.

        Happy Sunday to you, Bill.

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