Summer is the time for vacations, picnics on the beach and reruns on the telly. For me it’s a time to meet a deadline in July for my third novel in my series entitled AS ONE MUST ONE CAN. Many thanks to those of you who responded to my plea for your favorite reruns.
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The following photo is the PROMPT. This week’s retread request is from Cuzzin Kent Bonham. If you’re one of those who wrote a story for this prompt feel free to re-post it and enjoy the respite. Remember that all photos are private property and subject to copyright. Use other than Friday Fictioneers by permission only.
Three years ago I wrote a story for this prompt that had to be pulled for reasons told in the following hundred words I later wrote for a similar prompt. Since I am not at liberty to post the original story for this prompt…
Genre: Hysterical Faction
Word Count: 100
CLEANUP IN AISLE FIVE
Through hours of research I’d found the perfect subject for my weekly flash fiction—a family’s battle over wealth with a tragic end.
I posted it to good reviews. But months later, a venomous barrage of remarks sent shockwaves through my world.
“I hate your writing, you ignorant slut. It’s all lies. My father was murdered.”
“I’d take down the post,” said a friend. “But don’t let her anger rent space in your head.”
I learned that day about the power of friendship. I also learned when fictionalizing recent events, it’s best to change real names to protect the guilty.