Friday Fictioneers: Egg Game

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Friday Fictioneers: The Bridge Builder

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Friday Fictioneers: Support

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WPS: The Leaf

This is my first time doing this, so I hope it works. This picture is taken from a Google Maps street view of Edinburgh, as part of What Pegman Saw. To enjoy stories inspired by the What Pegman Saw prompt or to submit your own 150-word story, visit the inLinkz button: The Leaf Red-veined, golden, the […]

Friday Fictioneers: Help

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Friday Fictioneers: Homeland

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Friday Fictioneers: Unhappy Ending

PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr My weekly submission for Friday Fictioneers where every week we write 100 word stories in response to a photo prompt. For more stories and to add your own, click on the froggy! Unhappy Ending We watched with held breath as the front end loader dislodged the roots of the two-year-old oak. […]

Friday Fictioneers: The Last Walk

In the Third Era, settlers came to Rygar IV by the hundreds, escaping from the over-crowded conditions which plagued their former homes. Metallic and brittle, the so-called Last Walk signified the last steps colonists would take, perhaps ever. In many cases, hope and oxygenators were their sole companions. Some would drown. Many died. Thanks to […]

Friday Fictioneers: Two Steps Back

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