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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.