Friday Fictioneers: All Smoke and No Fire

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt photo is from Roger Bultot.

At least one of the ideas I had were already used…and I already wrote an arson story… Well, this is one’s inspired by an actual case.  Enjoy.

100 words


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Photo Copyright © Roger Bultot

“Those boys’re guilty!” yelled a town local.

“The ‘Satanic five’ stand accused of murdering Billy Sawyer, who was just five years old when his body was found in a—”

Gracie shut the TV.

“What is with this place?!” Gracie said.  “Satanic five??”

“You know the media hype things for ratings,” responded her husband.

“I cannot believe people buy into this…garbage.  Our son is not a killer!”

A window shattered downstairs.

Approaching the stairs, Gracie and Rob saw flames.

Scared to death, they quickly grabbed their son, and got out in time.

Damning evidence led to the arrest of Sawyer’s uncle.


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 add yours or see what others have written for the prompt.

Visit Addicted to Purple for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers page, stories, and artwork.  You can follow her blog for the prompt each Wednesday.

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9 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: All Smoke and No Fire

  1. I like the way you explore the “media hype” and how it affects a neighbourhood when incidents such as this happens. So often innocent families are hurt. I’m glad the real guilty party was arrested. Good story, Adam.

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