2 February 2019

273. The Mansion by the forest

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THE MANSION AT THE EDGE OF THE FOREST

A novel  

Just an episode.

After the Mansion became doomed in a for-ever-summer time, Alpha first thought he was stuck there like the others, like his father, the butler's family at the end of the lane, his sister Omega and Littlebrother. For some strange reason Mother was the only one who could leave the stricken area. He first thought of building a tunnel and started to dig from a room on the ground floor of the Mansion that he declared forbidden to anyone. But then he found an escape behind a rosebush at the back of the house.

After his father's predictions about his dream he decided to escape to the forest. He needed time on his own to think. Sitting quietly in the driver's seat of an old abandoned car deep in the forest of Sheenan he talked himself into meditating as the Butler had taught him. Calm and at peace with himself he wondered about his life.

"I really love being with Dad in his study and his old books. Dad belongs to ancient times really. He reads great authors of past centuries. He ponders this and that all the time. He even started writing books about, hold it, about divination. As if you could know about the future for certain. What he said to me that three people I know are about to die, I don't believe. How can you "read" the future? To start with, you have to believe that it is all organized beforehand, the only problem being that we ignore it. Should I believe that? Does it make sense? Why should we be ignorant of the future if it is all organized already."

Knowing that his mother could turn up where he was hiding, he left the abandoned car and walked further inside the forest of Sheenan.

31 January 2019

272. THE DREAM



FRIDAY FICTIONEERS  


is a writers challenge to create a one hundred word story inspired from a photo prompt. Each week a new prompt. 

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, a successful American writer.


You can view the weekly prompt and join the challenge on a link from InLinkz each week different. Make sure you keep up with Rochelle's great choice of prompts!  


This week's photo prompt



PHOTO PROMPT © Renee Heath

The Dream


Alpha stormed into his father's study.

- Dad! I just had a strange dream...
- Sit down, son.

The Baron's eldest boy started describing a vast plain in a strange land where you could see three empty armchairs and a white Indian conical tent.

- Did you say the chairs were empty?

Alpha nodded.

- Did you say the teepee was white?

Alpha nodded again.

- Prepare for bad news. It means three people you know will die soon. By the way Middlebrother is coming home this weekend.

Alpha remained stoic, stood up in a jerk and decided to spend the day in the forest.


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23 January 2019

271. Autumn in the forest


FRIDAY FICTIONEERS  is a writers challenge to create a one hundred word story inspired from a photo prompt. Each week a new prompt. 

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

You can view the weekly prompt and join the challenge on a link from InLinkz each week different. Make sure you keep up with Rochelle's great choice of prompts!


 photo prompt by Ted Strutz, a guy living on a small island between Vancouver island and Seattle, would you believe!

My story for this prompt:

At the edge of the forest only the baroness ever left the summer-for-ever area around the mansion. She used to drive out to work on week days and sometimes take a walk in the vast forest on weekends. While her daughter Omega used to ask everyday for a lift to the outside world, her elder boy Alpha never bothered.

Today the baroness, walking happily in the woods on a lovely autumn day, is thinking of taking her daughter with her next time. "Why not", she asks herself as she approaches a derelict old car abandoned among the trees. A teenage boy jumps out:
- Mum!


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Author's blah blah: Creating new characters for a small story each week and then throwing them away like paper tissues is hard for me. I shall write 100 words every week using the same characters inspired by the photo prompt each time different, thus making a long story prompt after prompt  :-)

16 January 2019

270. THE DOOR


FRIDAY FICTIONNERS

    THE DOOR


That door with tape all over and a gilded handle was forbidden. So said big brother.

- Now shush! Leave your shoes here in the corner.

Little brother agreed to break the rule with his sister. He gently pressed the handle and peeped. His elder sister pushed him away and jumped inside with gusto.

Bang! Splash! A loud scream and a louder laugh was heard all the way to the yard.

Little brother pushed the bucket aside, walked over his soaked sister on the ground. Looking up and around at the what he saw, he said:

- WOW! wow! Wow! wow!




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Author's Note: 100 words exactly as per my iPad word count. Do not fret. I'll write a follow up on next week's FRIDAY FICTIONEERS adapting it to what the photo prompt will be.

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo by ©Dale Rogerson.  Read,write your own little story and link up with us here for this week. 

9 January 2019

269. At the Edge of the Forest


FRIDAY  FICTIONNERS


At the edge of the forest


PHOTO PROMPT © Priya Bajpal

Once upon a time there were three brothers and a sister living in a mansion at the edge of a forest. Their father, the Baron, used to gather bits of this and that for a grand collection which he showed once a year on summer solstice day. For the remaining of the year his quaint collection remained hidden.

The elder boy, Alpha, asked one day where it was and if he could have a look at it before solstice day.

- No, son, your request cannot be met. It may stop the sun to travel on through the year.

Alpha was not happy with this answer. He summoned his sister Omega and commanded her to ask their mother.

- No, my dear daughter, I cannot help you. I do not even know myself.

On solstice day that year the sun stopped its travel through the year and summer remained around the mansion at the edge of the forest for ever.

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Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Priya Baipal. Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers. 

WRITE A STORY OF YOUR OWN and  Add your own link

8 January 2019

268. THE PEGS AND THE WIRE



FRIDAY FICTIONEERS

The Pegs and The Wire

Photo Copyright Russell Gayer
     

- No, my love, it isn’t as bad as it looks! Granted, Io is not a very hospitable planet but it’s alright.

- In the background of that photo… is  it what it looks like?
- Yes, like an ice coated strawberry cake. The first pioneers, years ago, just couldn’t believe their eyes. But look here. See the pegs and the wire on a raised platform? This is where we are going to build our house. We started with a tentative lawn…

She burst out in laughter remembering her first landing on Io.

- Will I be able to visit you one day?

A very loud siren started hooting at regular intervals. She zipped her full pilot overalls and made it to the door.

- Farewell grandma, said the young one, tears coming down her cheeks. 


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word count more or less 100 words.

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Douglas M. MacIlroy.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

Thanks to Rochelle https://rochellewisoff.com/ for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Russell Gayer for the photo prompt.

22 December 2018

267. My music library

I've always been a great fan and great user of YOUTUBE.

A new way of using the MUSIC side of it has been put on line some time ago. Since I really enjoyed Youtube as it was I didn't rush to try the new system. Now listen! It's well worth the move.

Here my own MUSIC LIBRARY with my own playlist for classical music with 30 titles.