Category Archives: Friday Fictioneers

THE LEANING TREE

  1952:  With girlish glee I measured my adolescent growth by the Leaning Tree. 1955:  Four inches taller but I still walked straight as I passed under the Leaning Tree. 1956:  My sixteenth birthday pictures were taken under the branch … Continue reading

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DANGER IN TOMMY’S TODDY

Glistening ice causing lacy trees Freezing fast in frigid breeze. Street light shining for those still out Shows way home for a gadabout But Tommy struggles to get to the gate Too much drink has made him late, He lays … Continue reading

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PRDT-Xa MISCALCULATES

BREAKING NEWS: PRDT-Xa  designed amazing technological advancement which can function robotically as a giant keyboard – translates all keyboard characters – even Khmer’s 74 characters. It will not be useful in America since it will not be fully developed for … Continue reading

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FIRST RESPONSE

I sit and look across the lake.  Lights are beautiful.  I snap a still.  Then decide to do a video.  Beautiful as it whirls….. What’s happening?  The ferris wheel crumples to the ground. “Oh, Wow, what a shot! Reporters will … Continue reading

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BUILDINGS AND PEOPLE GET OLD

NOTE:  I question whether this is in poor taste.   I am not being cynical, making light of a problem, nor being humorous.   I am exaggerating, but I am recognizing that this kind of problem exists.  We need more medical research … Continue reading

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“YOU OLD GOAT”

PHOTO PROMPT © Randy Mazie “Summer visits, six years to nine, climbing apple tree, goat’s milk, making butter, feeding the goats, playing with kids,”  I chuckled as I wrote.   Old home site memories.  No buildings remained.  The grave stone was a … Continue reading

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OFF-SPRING OF THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

  See that silver, sleek, streak whizzing by – that’s ME – an offspring of the Little Engine that Could.   We snicker at the “Greatest Generation” trains down at Central Station. That Little Engine huffed and puffed to pull two … Continue reading

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DANGER ZONE

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson About a mile upstream, there was a fish’s school A thousand little fishes learned a brand new rule. Always stay together and help each other out And never ever swim in danger under a water … Continue reading

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COFFIN NAILS

Donna sighed as she began to clean up the coffee table.  Coffee table?  Looks like a cigarette table.   She wished Bud would control his anxieties by drinking coffee instead of smoking cigarettes.  She was scared.  For thirty-two years he had … Continue reading

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LETTING GO

“I’ll deny it,” I thought.  “I’ll tell them some boys came by and vandalized it.” I’ve driven for seventy years with only a speeding ticket now and then, no serious accidents.   Now this is the third one in six months.  They … Continue reading

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