Building Muscles in the Workshop – Friday Fictioneers – 31 January

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. Claire Fuller has the honor of providing the visual prompt for us this week. All around the world writers eagerly await their weekly tonic.Rochelle is the source of the photo for inspiration this week.

copyright – Claire Fuller

(Genre:Fiction) (100 words)


“Where’s John?” Red asked.

“In the workshop; he’s exercising he said,” Mike answered.

“Exercising? In the shop? How?”

“I have no idea.”

The two old timers shared a look of concern and then made their way to the shop to check out their younger protégé’s exercise routine.

Even before they got within sight they could hear a rattle coming from above.

Both stood with their mouth agape as they watched the muscular John moving steadily across the rafters of the shop, hand over hand as he traversed the extension ladders stored above.

“Son of a gun!” Red exclaimed.



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 Building Muscles in the Workshop – Friday Fictioneers – 31 January

  1. Dear Joe,

    Good for John. A great way to work out. Hope he’s doing some kind of training for his lower body. Nice take on the prompt.



  2. Nan Falkner says:

    The best gym in town – Good job! Nan

  3. I did not see those ladders… what do you know.
    Fantastic story.

  4. Got to work with what you got. You did this in your story. Well done.

  5. vb holmes says:

    Great take–I can visualize Mike hand-over-handing it across the room as the two old timers marvel at his feat. Imaginative and fun.

  6. Sandra says:

    I agree with Janet about the contractions. Great take on the prompt and full marks for noticing the ladders… I didn’t.

  7. Ha.. A workshop gym… Like it.

  8. That would indeed be a feat, Joe! I think in your first few lines that “Where’s John” and “he’s exercising” would sound more natural than without the contractions. What do you think?


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