Is it Real or Memorex – Friday Fictioneers – 2nd August

Time to suspend reality and go into the fiction workshop. I do love taking off the gloves of reality to craft something that could be possible, but may not actually be. It is for the reader to determine and enjoy. We seem to have more and more new writers every week filtering in to dazzle us with their interpretations. This makes the task of entertaining all the more fun.

I will take a moment to thank our hostess, Rochelle, for putting this together each week. It has become one of my favorite weekly activities. Another thanks to our photo supplier, Jennifer Pendergast. The rumor is this is her summer home, where she is training humongous bees to replace the airline industry.

Fiction – 100 words


“Is it real or is it Memorex?” Charlie asked.

“Huh? What did you say?” Miranda asked.

“That thing,” Charlie said as he pointed.

“Doesn’t really matter,” Miranda said. “We cannot go.”

“Yeah, yeah. Decompress, swell up and go boom,” Charlie mocked the instructional video.

“You think it’s fake?”

“What better way to control us?”

Miranda looked at him before staring at the bee outside. It never moved, but Sir Reginald explained it was due to the atmosphere that lulled the gigantic insect into a trance.

A day later Miranda watched in horror as Charlie fatally proved the bee was real.



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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23 Responses to Is it Real or Memorex – Friday Fictioneers – 2nd August

  1. pattisj says:

    Oh, dear. Another bites the dust. Nice work with dialogue.

  2. Kent says:

    Whoops! Who’d be using Memorex these days, anyway? Oh well. Enjoyable story and keep the doors locked at all times.

  3. annisik51 says:

    And it’s NOT so easy to tell what’s real and what’s an illusion these days. I was at an exhibition yesterday and one of the pieces on display was a moving image/film playing on a wall. I was puzzled as to the source of the image and was caught by a security person waving at the exhibit!

  4. Hi Joe,
    The bees finally got angry over all that honey we stole. Well-written dialog! Ron

  5. rgayer55 says:

    Sorry Charlie, only the best tasting humans get to be Bee-kist. I enjoyed the Memorex reference. I hadn’t heard that in a long time.

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