Friday, June 1, 2018

100 Words

Back in the day before Retire in Style Blog I wrote fiction for weekly prompts. I love to follow a "meme" for inspiration. It was part of my 10,000 hours of experience...I am still working toward my 10,000 hours. Here is one I saw today that sounded like a lot of fun. 100 words to tell a story about a picture...not as easy as it sounds.

Did Curiosity Kill the Cat

PHOTO PROMPT © Connie Gayer
She only knew what she could see from the basement window and that Curiosity might kill the cat.
The keeper's name was Curiosity. His shovel and a pile of rocky soil was his work. The cat often rubbed the shovel with no notice of the watery mud at the bottom of the hole.

Curiosity glanced up, she caught his eye…nothing prepared her for the look of impatience on his face. 

What was he doing, did it have anything to do with her cat? She was sure that Curiosity was going to kill that cat sooner or later.

Have a wonderful day!


For: Common Ground Fictioners


  1. Dear Barbara,

    Your story gives new meaning to the old saying. Unless she has a vet named Satisfaction, Curiosity will do a permanent job.
    Welcome to our global community known as Friday Fictioneers.



    1. Thank you Rochelle. This is such a nice break from what I usually write. I reeally enjoyed a 100 word challenge.

  2. Most interesting take on the prompt! I liked it.

    1. thank you Dale. I am going to keep coming back.

  3. Nice play on words...really enjoyed it!

  4. Replies
    1. Do this Tom. Put the story in Word and then count carefully. The fewer the words the better the story.

  5. Unusual and interesting take on the photo prompt - well done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    1. Thank y ou Susan. It is a fun change for me!


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