Friday Fictioneers: The Other Side

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by the one and only Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This time, we get a 2012 peek at Dawn Landau’s photo album for the prompt.

I would like to apologize for missing the last one.  I did catch the prompt, and thought about what to write.  The only thing jotted, though, was the final line: “He said he was from Krypton.”

Well, now I got this one down.  Other than formatting and rolling ideas in my head, I spent only nine minutes on this.  Enjoy.

“The Other Side”
Genre: Fiction
99/100 words

Copyright — Dawn Q. Landau

I took a camping trip, glad to get out.  I always wondered what was on the other side of the train tracks.  It was a new experience, to say the least.

Kylie was allowed to take Lucy, since Lucy was so well-behaved.

We walked beside the tracks, and hit our trail.  And that’s when it happened.

The growl was loud; it startled us all.  Getting killed wasn’t what I had in mind for “the other side.”  But Lucy fought.  She took all the bear’s attention.  Eventually, the bear gave up.

Yeah, I think I’ll stick to my side for now…

Participation is welcome to all.  The goal is to write a story, beginning-middle-end, in 100 words or less.  You are 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.

21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Other Side

      1. Nah, the moment you chose to face all of life alone or conform to find protection?
        Classic, tenet even, of the old Austrian fogy; he wrote about it using his own recollections as reference frame.

        And judging by the darkness in your tweets, you have the soul depth to produce many more.
        I’ll check in when free to provide unwanted appreciation to bum you in then 😈

        Good day mate, Tay.

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      2. The story lead was based on, initially, a character in my WiP novel, adjusted to what I took from the photo. (Turns out, it was actually an international trip, the dog from those parts, the ‘girl’ an adult.)

        The Other Side came from the girl’s need to escape from the house; the mortality in question comes with bear—something seen on TV.

        So, sorry, but my tweets have nothing to do with this story. 🙂 (…Other than my own mortality pushing me to write a novel.)


  1. A powerful story that brings back memories of those childhood moments when you say “I wonder what’s over there” and the answer isn’t always good. Also, it calls up feelings about what it means to be “on the other side of the tracks” and how we grow up to learn to fear and to overcome that fear. There’s a lot in there. Thanks for sharing.

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