Month: June 2016

Freezing rain warning

“Don’t go out tonight, the forecast is calling for freezing rain!” his mother warned. Jacob had a new girlfriend who didn’t like to be kept waiting, so he ignored his mother’s warnings.

Jacob learned a hard lesson that night. The temperatures dropped quickly that December night, and the light rain soon began to freeze. In minutes his windshield was covered with the stuff, and even worse, so was the road.

Steering on the icy road wasn’t  as easy as he thought, as his car began to slide towards the ditch. Jacob learned a valuable lesson that night, off the roadside.

This lesson in driving in the ever changing temperatures of Newfoundland and Labrador is my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers. Pay heed to warnings, and click on the little froggy for more stories related to this week’s photo prompt.

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Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Ain’t Love Grand

He told her he wanted to offer piano lessons in order to bring more money into the household. “We can’t afford a piano”, she said.

He bought one anyway, with their savings.

Every night he had women in, “teaching them piano” he said.

Susan wasn’t stupid, she knew he wasn’t teaching piano to these women. Making up a fake name, she emailed Stanley and set up an appointment.

That night, she waited in the piano room, wearing a sexy red dress and a blonde wig. When Stanley put his moves on her from behind, she put Stanley through the piano.

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Copyright John Nixon

This little foray into the world of infidelity and the ramifications of such an act, is my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers. click on the frog for more stories.

Strong enough?

As he carefully lifted each stone, he thought about his two previous houses. “Build it from straw, it will be economical” they said, what did they know? “Build it from wood, stronger than straw!” He should have never listened to them.

“Who knew you shouldn’t smoke in a straw house? The thing went up like a Christmas tree!

The wood house? Damn termites! It was rubble before the wolf even visited.

Of course he blamed the wolf, he didn’t want anyone knowing how stupid he was.

This time he chose to go with stone. Fireproof, insect proof, and IDIOT PROOF!

This little tale of lessons learned the hard way is my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers. Each week, bloggers from across the world write stories based on the latest photo prompt. Hope you enjoyed the Tangled Fairy Tale

 

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Photo courtesy of Piya Singh