Friday Fictioneers: Stickers (2015.01.08)

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the prompt, and Jean L. Hays for the photo.

This is my 200th post, by the way.  Milestones, yay, better than kidney stones… I spent only 40 minutes on this one.

Genre: Just…Fiction
100 words

Copyright — Jean L. Hays

He shoved his fist into a bucket of popcorn, and laughed, but sadly.  He made a lot of noise, and was asked to leave the theater.  So he left.

Chet was an animal.  But now he was predictably drunk ever since the most horrible breakup.  He was addicted to her.

Chicago is famous for its food, not necessarily its personalities.  Illinois is also known for its bay areas, and water was where he wanted to go, in his depressed, drunken stupor.

He came across the famous Route 66 sign, its stickers, its life.  He decided to go the other way.


All participation is welcome.  The goal is to write a three-part story in 100 words or less.  You’re also encouraged to “think outside of the box.”

Click here to view the inLinkz for what others have written for the prompt, or add one.

Visit Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple for her own take(s) and her Friday Fictioneers page for more details.  You can follow her blog for the prompt each Wednesday.


16 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Stickers (2015.01.08)

  1. “Better milestones, than kidney stones” had me laughing, but your story brought me back down. His choice of direction is sad and hopefully one that might change before reaching a final, watery destination.



  2. I reread it, Adam. The first time I read it, I had it right. I was just slightly confused by the very last sentence. He comes to the sign and then “He decided to go the other way.” I know you’re referring to the above paragraph, but it also could just be from what you just stated, coming upon the signs. It would be crystal clear if you said he decided to take the road… or he stepped on to the road. Or, maybe you want to leave it open for someone like me to puzzle over. 🙂

    The “Oh” comment I made from my stupid phone. Sorry about that. 🙂


      1. To clarify: 94 is the total number of inLinkz the last time I checked, yesterday. I only read about a dozen of them at random (punching numbers into the calculator, Mod 94). I could read more, but everything is so slow, the next prompt would be up by the time I’d finish. My life sucks.


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