A to Z Challenge Day Six – Fictioneering

a-to-z-letters-fThis week I am giving my Friday Fictioneers post double duty.  Not only will it continue the story of Clarice, the abused wife who did away with her wretched husband and her meeting with detective Sophie marcus, this is also my entry for day six of the A to Z Blogging Challenge for the letter F.

If you do not know about the Friday Fictioneers it is a wonderful little weekly gathering where we use a photo to tell a story. 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.


From Scott Vanatter with permission; Photo Copyright Indira

If you are new to the concept of the A to Z challenge, it is a month-long adventure in posting to a specific latter of the alphabet. What’s that? April is thirty days long? Yes you have me there. We get Sunday’s off for good behavior. Also to reduce the traffic and allow us to visit some of the psots we missed during the week. With nearly 2,000 challenge participants there is a lot to read. If you would like to read some you can enter A to Z challenge in your Reader.

This week I chose to continue my story started three 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 last week’s edition Detective Sophie Marcus caught Clarice in a lie The Lie Exposed.

(Genre: General Fiction)


“I always considered it my fault, that I just wasn’t good enough,” Clarice said. “Then one day when i was out taking photographs I came across this tree, ” she said fingering a photo. “even though some might consider it ugly, I found it beautiful. He was the one who was ugly.”

Detective Marcus studied the photo, then Clarice’s face. “If you had filed a report…”

“He would have hit me more and harder. Don’t you see I had no way out?”

Marcus shook her head. “I cannot just let this pass. You took the life of another person,” she said, struggling to keep the emotion out of her voice.


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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20 Responses to A to Z Challenge Day Six – Fictioneering

  1. Sheila says:

    I love how you used the photo of the tree in the story to bring that idea of beauty into it. It’s true that it’s easy to forget that beauty is all in how we see things.

  2. You captured the beauty of the tree so well. “I found it beautiful. He was the one who was ugly.” Nice story!

  3. Alana says:

    First off, the Sundays off for good behavior made me chuckle!

    Now, onto the rest of the post. Thank you for sharing a flash fiction link – I am always up for a little flash fiction and will check her out! And, great job on your bit of fiction. Short, but draws you in right away and keeps you asking for more – the best kind of writing.

    I’ll be back!

    ~Alana @ writercize.blogspot.com
    Cheering you on from A through Z!

  4. julespaige says:

    I’ve been watching some of the law show reruns with my hubby where the punishment doesn’t always fit the crime. Taking a life in self defense might reduce the charges. But the way the law looks at it someone still has to pay.

    Thanks for your visit.

  5. Shreyank says:

    i am totally into this story now and am waiting for the continuation.. 🙂 the writing has a great flow.

  6. zookyworld says:

    The plot thickens… so the detective knows Clarice killed him. Looking forward to see what happens next…

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