Every Friday, writers from around the globe join to write tiny tales in response to a photo prompt posted on Rochelle’s blog. It takes discipline to write a piece using only 100 words!

This week’s photo prompt has been supplied by Bjorn Rudberg

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Joanna’s story ~ Blazin’ a Trail

It took me thirty years to find something in common with my old man. ‘Til then I was out in the world making my own mark, needing to find a way to be different from him. I wanted to blaze a trail through a separate universe.

Seems the apple never falls far from the tree, though.

I can’t play guitar worth a damn . . . ‘specially since I lost a finger.

But money laundering? Turns out Pa and I make a good team. And with that body now hidden in our cellar, looks like our bond will be gettin’ tighter than ever.

[100 words]

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Ron’s story ~ Never Too Old

“Try it like this, man; quick chords, then breakout.”

I studied the old man’s gnarled, flying fingers creating tumbling notes as the maestro lovingly plucked the strings with glue-hardened nails. The deep, round emotions opened my mind and allowed in new ideas.

“Ok, I see; a bit like this?”

My eyes moved to the night-sky-painted ceiling, and I allowed my own fingers to stroke out my stretched cords. Looking across to the old man’s eyes and seeing not the approval I sought, but astonishment.

“Hey junior, that’s a cool twist, seems us is both doin’ some learnin’.”
[97 words]


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The tales written by other writers who’ve taken part this week can be found by clicking the blue frog below.

If you’d like to read any of our earlier stories, they can be found here and on our old blog.

We hope you enjoyed these tiny tales! If you like writing and want to take part in Fictioneers, please visit Rochelle’s blog for the “how to” guide. 🙂

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