31 December 2021

Published December 29, 2021 by rochellewisoff

The next photo is the PROMPT. Remember, all photos are property of the photographer, donated for use in Friday Fictioneers only. They shouldn’t be used for any other purpose without express permission. It is proper etiquette to give the contributor credit. 

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Genre: Questionable
Word Count: 100


“All the falderal’s done for another year.” Meg gathered wadded giftwrap and fumed. “Just look at the pine needles littering floor.”

 “Don’t be a Scrooge,” whispered Beth.

Amy frowned. “Where’s your holiday spirit, Meg?”

Meg handed her a broom. “Make yourself useful.”

 Jo opened her brand new, leatherbound thesaurus. “‘Falderal’…’absurdity, baloney, humbug.’”

Ebenezer popped the cork on a bottle of champagne. “Let’s make merry!”

“Grandfather sent goat cheese for the party,” cried Heidi.  

“Then a toast,” said Bob Cratchit.

Asher Lev set aside his paintbrush and raised a glass. “L’chaim!”

Tiny Tim beamed. “God bless our Friday Fictioneers’ muses everyone.”

*Apologies to Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, Johanna Spyri and Chaim Potok.

74 comments on “31 December 2021

    • Dear Jen,

      Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and Heidi were five of my best friends growing up. 😉 And what’s a party without Scrooge? I met Asher Lev much later in life but felt he deserved an invitation. Thank you.

      Shalom and Happy New Year,



  • Chuckling. That was a good one. God bless us, indeed! It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. And the world still spins on its axis… Happy New Year! And L’Chaim! Off I go to consider this gem of a photo. Not sure if I want to write or sketch it…hmmm, both…

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    • Dear Bear,

      Hard to believe another year has whizzed by and still no end to youknowwhat. Sigh. May all our futures be pleasant ones, not like our present ones and drink L’Chaim. To Life! Thank you.

      Shalom and happy new year,



  • Great fun, Rochelle. I saw what you were doing at the second line, when Beth responded to Meg. And then to see all those other famous characters? Truly, made me want to go back and re-read the books 🙂 Wonderful memories of getting my first copy of “Little Women,” which I still have and still cherish.

    Happy New Year to you!

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    • Dear Linda,

      My first copy of “Little Women” was in one of those very simplified versions I got at Kroger on the kid’s book rack, next to Trixie Belden books. 😉 The book grew with me until I read the unabridged version. The March girls were real people to me. I still cry when Beth succumbs to Scarlet Fever. Glad you enjoyed my little party.

      Shalom and Happy New Year,


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