Don’t Let the Sun Go Down

This is my response to the Friday Fictioneers prompt for January 9. The challenge is to 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. The photo prompt this week comes from Jean L. Hays.  My piece this week weighs in at exactly 100 words.

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Don’t Let the Sun Go Down

The Chicago college that June’s senior class visited was located near an infamous section of the L. June, daughter of a parole officer, recognized gang symbols along the route as they rode the Red Line to Wrigley Field. Her classmates remained oblivious.

The group began their return trip after sundown, and June’s apprehension grew.

An argument started between classmates concerning their next stop. “Don’t get off here,” June snapped. They couldn’t read the writing on the wall. They did recognize the sound of a 45 discharging on the platform. Only June knew that the incident wouldn’t make the evening news.

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Beauty for Knowledge

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers for May 23.

The challenge is to 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 this week is a modern take on a story from Greek mythology and weighs in at 97 words.

Copyright Jennifer Pendergast

Copyright Jennifer Pendergast

 

Beauty for Knowledge

“Are you sure you want to do this?” Hazel asked.

Daphne nodded.

The sisters’ other experiments with spells and witchcraft had gone according to plan. Eighteen months ago they were playing with the Ouija board and attempting levitation. Now they were about to use magic to effect permanent change. If everything went as planned, the two would soon be free of their unwelcome suitors.

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The spring of knowledge turned out to be a small college. Daphne wished she knew how to get in touch with Hazel. The frat boys here certainly weren’t an improvement on Apollo.