The Lie Exposed – Friday Fictioneers – March 29th

Are you a fiction writer? Do you love taking a simple prompt and weaving a story that explains your vision of what you see? Then you may want to enroll in the Friday Fictioneers treatment program. Each week our lovely counselor in residence, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, posts the photo that launches a grand adventure for those of us infected with this condition. All around the world writers eagerly await their weekly tonic.

Copyright - Rpchelle Wisof- Fields

Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff- Fields

Many times the photo featured for the prompt comes from one of the writers involved in our ever enlarging circle. This week, however, our own Mistress Rochelle is the visual prompt supplier. What do you see in this photo?

This week I chose to continue my story started two weeks ago about a woman who escaped an abusive relationship by ridding the world of her husband in the prompt named Freedom Flower. Last week I added the second installment concerning the detective assigned to the case in Equine Wisdom. In this week’s edition you find out more about the history of the abuse the wife endured.

(Genre: General Fiction)



Clarice lit two oil lamps on the kitchen table. It was now nine months without the threat of Jackson using his fists to express his displeasure with her. What did the detective know?

“Mrs. Carr, I just have a few questions,” Detective Sophie Marcus said.


“On the toxicology report we found that Mr. Carr’s blood was perilously thin. Was he being treated for blood clots?”

“Blood clots?” Clarice scrambled to think of an answer. “Yes, he had problems with those.”

The look on the detective’s face troubled Clarice.

“Mrs. Carr you might want to rethink what you just said,” Marcus said as she slapped another paper on the table.


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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52 Responses to The Lie Exposed – Friday Fictioneers – March 29th

  1. Oh I think the lady in my story will be more succesful. But I love the tension in this.

  2. yepiratehere says:

    nice tension and scene-setting.

  3. Sandra says:

    I have a phobia about telling a lie when I’m guilty of something, and for that reason you managed to raise my stress levels with this short piece. I hope the detective has a bit of humanity.

  4. Alastair says:

    I think someone needs to think about her story 😆

    Love the way this carried on

  5. Sounds as if Clarice is in some hot water. Good story.

  6. I think Sophie is going to give Clarice a very bad time!


  7. good one you can feel Clarice start to squirm on this one

  8. jwdwrites says:

    Well, now I’m really wondering where this one is going. 100 words a week is such a meager helping! good story. 🙂

  9. EmmaMc says:

    I hadn’t read the first two stories before reading this. Needless I went back and read them immediately after reading this. Sounds like she is in for a rough ride, Sophie is on the case. An interesting story unfolding and something you could develop into a novel. Enjoyed all three very much and already looking forward to next weeks.

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