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All Things Considered (Friday Fictioneers)

June 2, 2017

Friday Fictioneers: 1 picture, 100 words, scores of people from around the world sharing their creativity and vision. Feel welcome to join in; visit Rochelle Wisoff-Fields HERE to find out how.

This week’s intriguing photo prompt courtesy of, and copyright by, Karuna, who can be found HERE.


All Things Considered

All things considered, it wasn’t a bad day. The clouds cleared late morning, UPS delivered his Garrett ACE 250 metal detector just after lunch and at two o’clock Brad Bedington found himself at Cedarwood Hills Nature Center – a 50-acre natural area of cattail marsh, resorted prairie and lowland forest. He was enjoying himself; he’d picked up a couple of dirt-covered pennies and a rusty nail, and later, off the forest trail, when the indicator flew to the top of the scale, he kneeled down to dig.

All things considered, it wasn’t a bad day until Brad Bedington found the bones.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 2, 2017 9:41 am

    All things considered, that put a damper on an otherwise fun afternoon. Creative use of the prompt, Michael.


  2. jellico84 permalink
    June 2, 2017 11:39 am

    Shivers. good one, all things considered, of course. love your use of that turn of phrase, too.


  3. June 2, 2017 6:18 pm

    I loved it. Great writing.


  4. June 2, 2017 7:07 pm

    Shivery stuff. Great writing.


  5. June 3, 2017 3:33 am

    Good take on the prompt, shame the bones had to spoil it for him


  6. June 3, 2017 5:47 am

    Dear Michael,

    “Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” I love a good dose of irony. Fun and different take on the prompt.




  7. June 3, 2017 9:10 am

    When my father used to spend a lot of time using a metal detector on the beach. I think he picked up a lot of coins. I don’t have a memory of anything else he picked up, although you’ve made me curious. Your surprise ending was powerful.


  8. June 3, 2017 10:32 pm

    Now that was a GOOD story. Did not see that ending coming. It makes a great entry into a longer story. I want to read more.


  9. Adam Ickes permalink
    June 4, 2017 5:07 pm

    It’s all fun and games until someone digs up some bones. Nice take on the prompt.


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