Hide the Head – Friday Fictioneers – 8 November

Welcome back to the addictive fun of Friday Fictioneers! You know the best fiction can be found right here. Led by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, we take the photo and weave our magic with prose and poetry to entertain you. All around the world writers eagerly await their weekly tonic. Alastair Forbes is the source of the photo for inspiration this week.

(Genre:Fiction) (100 words)


The tour guide led the large group across the grounds, telling  about the life of the once great ruler of this ancient country. All in tow seemed to be in full attention to her words. Approaching the main building a question finally came.

“Is it true he was beheaded?”

The guide cleared her throat and answered, “Yes”.

“But the head was never found?” another continued.

“He was killed in 48 A.D.?” a third questioned.

“Yes,” the guide nodded.

“X, L, V, I, I, I,” the first student read the date of construction.

“Oh my,” the guide said covering her mouth. 




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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9 Responses to Hide the Head – Friday Fictioneers – 8 November

  1. A sneaky disposal method!

  2. Dear Joe,

    Aside from taxing my limited knowledge of Roman numerals, you wrote a good story this week. Nice one.



  3. Nicely creepy as above. I just have to ask you to change one grammatical slipin your second sentence – “attention ‘to’ her words”, not ‘of’ her words. Then all will be as perfect as you mean it to be.

  4. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Joe,

    Out of the mouth of babes…sort of. I love a good twist. Well done.



  5. Jan Brown says:

    Oooo, creepy! And well told 🙂

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