Friday Fictioneers for April 4.
The challenge: Write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt.
Play along by writing your own, reading others and/or commenting on the flashes we fictioneers create.
My piece weighs in this week at 87 words. (By all accounts, I owed a few back that I borrowed previously.)
Copyright Kent Bonham
I have no stories to tell. I’m just the pretty face in front of the camera. Without the teleprompter, I’d be just another buxom blonde, giggling and flirting my way through life.
That’s what I let them think.
I earned my journalism degree. I’m biding my time. The growing audience on my blog doesn’t know how I look, doesn’t have the impression that physical beauty indicates a low IQ.
When I have enough evidence to leak this story, the network won’t have a leg to stand on.
Most of my followers know that I’ve only been active here at WordPress for about six weeks. My blogging prior to that, both here and elsewhere, has been spotty at best. Frankly, since I write web content for a living, I haven’t always allowed myself the luxury of indulging in creative writing pursuits. Either I’m too tired after writing blurbs for dentists, chiropractors, plumbers and fashion designers, or I’m too focused on paying projects.
All this changed significantly when I was laid up for over a month with mono just after this past holiday season. When my brain wasn’t sharp enough to reliably produce web content for picky clients, I had time to create some short fiction and a small collection of poetry. Many positive things have resulted from the change in focus this downtime brought about. Now that I’m back in my home office, cranking out orders for paying clients, I’m also taking the time to work on creative pieces.
In establishing my blog here, I’ve learned a lot in a short amount of time about engaging other bloggers and growing my audience. Today, I published an article on the finer points of participating in a blogging community. Click here to learn more.