A Perch Too High – Friday Fictioneers – July 5th

It’s really simple. Take a photo and concoct a tale about what you think happened when the picture was taken. Nearly one hundred of us will do that with the phtoto supplied by Rochell Wisoff-Fields each week. Reading her post this week she is assembling quite a treasure trove of potential photo prompts, so we have no fear the fun will end anytime soon. I will tell you I have been very diligent to look for an unusual photo opportunity to send as the subject of this fun-filled weekly effort.

The photo this week is from one of the twelve writers that took part in my recent 13 part fiction story collaborative. David Stewart writes some great fiction and I hope you will hop over to his blog and see his work. He deserves some blogger love for the great work he does. I found his photo challenging and that is what we want. It is what makes the Friday Fictioneer so much fun, you never know what you’re going to get. Forrest Gump would be proud.

copyright - David Stewart

copyright – David Stewart

(Genre: Fiction 100 words)

“Step right up, step right up! The best place to see the show!” the man in the red and white striped uniform barked.

Timmy and Tommy stood staring at the fifty-two foot tall ladder. They had the money to do this, but did they have the guts?

“I don’t know Tommy, it’s awful high!”

“Don’t be a baby,” Tommy chided. We will be up where the fireworks are!”

When the show started, their eyes were filled with bright multi-colored flashes and thundering booms. It wasn’t until the finale that the boys’ attention wavered and their precarious perch became a liability. 



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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24 Responses to A Perch Too High – Friday Fictioneers – July 5th

  1. Clever take, well told.
    (But isn’t it Tommy who is doing the chiding?)

    • Joe Owens says:

      An Elephant Can catch an error! Thanks, i totally missed that and so did everyone else who read this week. You are correct it should be tommy who chided.

  2. nightlake says:

    Climbing down is the worst part and if it gets dark, you need more focus

  3. Sarah Ann says:

    There’s nothing like a bit of concentration to hide the precariousness of a situation. Lovely story.

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  5. rgayer55 says:

    My wife has no problem climbing a ladder and stepping off onto a roof, but is terrified of stepping back on the ladder for the climb down.
    I’m sure it was well past dark by the time the fireworks were over and Timmy & Tommy climbed down, making it extra difficult and scary.

  6. zookyworld says:

    I like that you added in some Fourth of July fireworks in there. But that perch doesn’t sound very safe…

  7. Dear Joe,

    A nice perch to watch fireworks. Wondering how it became a liability? Were they afraid to come down. I would be once I got there (if I got there). Call the fire department.



  8. Ah.. fascinating until it’s time to go down,,,

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