Monthly Archives: April 2016

One more casualty of war

PHOTO PROMPT © Mary Shipman

Everyone dreams to become something growing up- Doctor, fire-fighter.

Joe’s dream was not to become …a casualty of war.

That  desire, his sole aim in life,  kept him alive when  war rampaged all around him, burning all his possessions to the ground.

He didn’t let the horrors of war keep him awake at night. He laughed, loved, worked and sired his family tree as if his soil had never met blood.

Joe neatly arranged the used matchsticks. He might need those for fuel ,he thought, if there was a  war.

“…war changed him…”, people whispered behind his back.

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This 100 word story  was written for the 100 word photo challenge. More details about this challenge can be found at: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/29-april-2016/

PHOTO PROMPT © Mary Shipman

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Of tongues and barbs

PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods

“ha ha . In your house ‘Shakti’ is dominant eh!?  The lady wears the pant eh! In my house ‘Shiva’ is  dominant! “, our male guest puffed up his chest.

My husband turned beet-red. The ‘pin-drop’ silence that followed –  a loud presence in my life.

That day I discovered a sub-species of the human male ,with dominant ‘obnoxious moron’ genes, who get emasculated whenever a woman displays intelligence. And another sub-species of intelligent-human-males who care about what such moron-sub-species-males thinks about them.

“If you love me… don’t say anything intelligent in front of guests”, my husband begged.

So I write.

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Note:  I try  not to talk more intelligently than such moron-sub-species-male whenever I encounter them but it’s such a challenge that I give up after a while. I’m not being vain …it doesn’t take much to be more intelligent than such folks 🙂

Shakti – Feminine energy; Shiva – Masculine energy

This 99 word piece based on true life events was written for the 100 word photo challenge. More details about this challenge can be found at:  https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/22-april-2016/

PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods

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Ruins

 

Jhardy

Dear husband,

Would you let our garden go to weed because your distant cousin doesn’t love roses?

Would you let the paint chip and peel because the street vendor doesn’t like the colour?

Would you erect high walls blocking light because a thief robbed someone a continent away?

Would you let that bitch-in-heat sniffing  fire hydrants take a dump in our marital bed?

No, you wouldn’t let anyone ruin our house. Our house – it’s a beautiful thing.

Can you treat our marriage the same way? Our marriage – it’s a beautiful thing too.

Love,

Wife.

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This less than 100 word letter was written for the 100 word photo challenge. More details about this challenge can be found at: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/8-april-2016/

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

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From Armour to Amorous

 

PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

Borekowski’s patronizing voice always pissed Carla off .

She deliberately delayed his reports sending it through inter-office mail ignoring  requests that she come in person to hand it in.  She had never met Borekowski face-to-face and she was going to keep it that way.

“If I lay ever eyes on  Borekowski  I’m going to drag that old geezer to the 55th floor and arrange a date for him with gravity”, she fumed.

One day she laid eyes on Borekowski working out in  the office gym in his ‘UnderArmour’.  She dragged him to the 55th floor of the Marriott next door.

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This exactly 99 word story was written for the 100 word photo challenge. More details about this challenge can be found at: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/1-april-2016/

PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

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