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. a liability indeed. could be a longgg night

  2. Carrie says:

    oohhh, not a good way to end the night.

    FYI, this works for the Studio 30+ prompt “Fireworks” 🙂

  3. Yeah, that wouldn’t be me!!

    At the end, you needs boys’ instead of boy’s, plural vs singular. 🙂


  4. They will get their nerve back, I am sure. And the decent will be epic!

  5. Linda Vernon says:

    Unfortunately there’s always a come down when it comes to going up. I really liked this! 😀

  6. Gabriella says:

    Sometimes when we realise we have been a bit rash it is a bit too late. Nice one!

  7. Kwadwo says:

    Looks like Timmy and Tommy have got themselves in a fix.

  8. vbholmes says:

    They must be pretty brave young lads to make it through the early part of the show–sounds like sensory overload to me. Good story–but a parent’s nightmare.

  9. howanxious says:

    Great take on the prompt and the ending is brilliant..

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