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For Sale By Owner – Friday Fictioneers 03/01/13

March 2, 2013

Friday Fictioneers


Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end.
(No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)


Make every word count.

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Once you’ve completed your story then go over to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog by
clicking right HERE and enter the link to your blog into the little linky thing she
has so other Friday Fictioneers can find you and read your story.

It’s fun, really, so don’t think about it too much, just do it!

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 This week’s photo prompt from Beth Carter:

Home-made Car

For Sale By Owner

Jan’s an artist and when I questioned her piece parked in my garage I knew the end was here.

“Thanks, Tom,” she said. Arms folded tight.

“I… Listen… I just don’t get it.”

“Like always, right?”

“C’mon, Jan. Visually it’s potent but that cardboard sign- it struck me as incongruous. Are you making fun of the blind or of yourself?”

She slammed the service door behind her.

I slept in the basement that night and the next day Jan was gone. I waited, and eventually moved the car outside. I turned the sign over and wrote: For Sale. Best Offer.

(100 words)

8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2013 3:44 pm

    Some people can’t take constructive criticism. Fun take on the prompt, Michael.


  2. March 2, 2013 6:05 pm

    Whoops! That’s a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” moment.



  3. March 2, 2013 6:16 pm

    Next time, lie!!!!! Great story 🙂


  4. March 3, 2013 10:54 am

    Pretty nifty use of the prompt – and pretty true to life. I like your use of the sign.
    good show,


  5. March 3, 2013 2:05 pm

    it’s not a pretty situation, but it is better than continuing in a stressful, negative atmosphere. an artist has to be able to accept that not everyone will “get it.” well done.


  6. March 4, 2013 8:36 am

    hilarious! “I questioned her piece …. I knew the end was here.” hahaha he should’ve just shut his mouth. great line. ^^


  7. March 4, 2013 10:24 am

    Ah, Michael. I like it. It was fun, whimsical but true. I wonder how many times this type of situation repeats itself, only instead of with a (interesting) work of art, some other thing that one or the other can’t quite get! I enjoyed! 🙂


  8. March 5, 2013 1:43 pm

    Like your take on the prompt, he was never going to win against an ego like that.
    Nice one


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