Up and Down – Friday Fictioneers – 3/8/13

Welcome to the weekly interpretation of a photo we affectionately call the Friday Fictioneers. Each week Rochelle Wisof-Fields sets out a visual prompt and we, her humble lackeys, pound our keyboards in search of a fitting one hundred word description of what we see.

Copyright - Jennifer Pendergast

Copyright – Jennifer Pendergast

This week’s photo is from Jennifer Pendergast and is one of the more challenging to me of late.

Genre (General Fiction)

Kara’s head spun as she looked up into the spiraling staircase.

John was up there, she knew he was.

If she could just overcome her fear and ascend the steps they could finally be together.

She made sure to stay as close to the wall as possible as she ascended. “No looking down,” she told herself.

At the top of the stairs she called for John.

She heard his voice, but it came from far below.

A look over the top rail revealed him standing at the bottom, with his heart warming smile, dimples cutting into his cheeks.


About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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42 Responses to Up and Down – Friday Fictioneers – 3/8/13

  1. bnatividad says:

    Poor Kara. I hope she didn’t get too far up the stairs! 🙂

  2. elmowrites says:

    I’m trying to decide whether he lured her up there on false pretences, to get over her fear (in which case he’s cruel and she should see through that smile, dimpled or otherwise), or whether they both moved to meet the other and in doing so swapped (which would be very sweet). Hmmm…

    • Joe Owens says:

      I am not into the cruel aspect, although i guess it can read both ways. I am glad you commented here, I wanted to ask you a question. When i created my post a linked to your blog through the picture. Did that create a pingback or trackback? I am still trying to understand all the features.

      • elmowrites says:

        As far as I can tell, no, but I don’t really understand all the features either. Sometimes I get “comments” which are pingbacks (you can see a few in the comments on my FF story this week), but some people’s links don’t have that effect. I’ve no idea why.

      • Joe Owens says:

        When i take part in the Daily Prompt I always include a link to the Prompt page. Then I see a pingback on their site. You may not have pingbacks enabled.

      • elmowrites says:

        They look enabled to me (on the settings page. Is there another option I’m missing?) and I’ve got some from other people. Who knows?!

      • elmowrites says:

        But if you work it, do let me know!

  3. t says:

    Up is down… Such is love, eh?

  4. C. Patrick says:

    Struggling and struggling and still finding that the one you want is so far away. A fine theme.

  5. Oh the climb she braved just to find that John was down the stairs. Nice spin on the photo prompt.

  6. A lovely pair, Kara and John. I imagine he’ll bound up the stairs two at a time to hold her hand and lead her back to steady ground.

  7. This had a nice ending to it. What fears can be overcome for love.

  8. nightlake says:

    Did he go down the staircase to show that he is giving in or is there something else? nicely done

  9. Dear Joe, I for one have a fear of heights. My first thought was why does she have to go to the top to meet him? Why can’t he just come downstairs? I see that he did. Nice one, Joe.

    • Joe Owens says:

      She was so impulsive that she forced herself to face her fears for no reason. He had already decided it was best for her to meet her at the bottom. Thanks for commenting.

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