Tuesday, 30 May 2017

First of the month fiction - June

Straight into it - for the newbies - a 100 word story exactly or one less than 30 words - add yours to the comments then link your blog if you have one.

She didn't want to, but she had to kill him. There was no choice. Now she needed to focus on how. And who. Who would kill this much loved character?

I know, I know...Ever had a favourite book character die? I wrote a message to Robert Kirkman asking him to take back the death in vol 100 of Walking Dead - make it a dream or Rick's dying imagination. How deranged of me. I was just so upset. So I guess his intention worked, he certainly shook me up that day. You must get very sick of people in best selling series. I can rarely keep anyone alive for 100 words!

Open until the 10th.

Hope to read your stories.


  1. Classy. Sophisticated. A Real lady.

    Quiet the epitaph for a boy who’d grown up on the family farm in Gunnedah before moving to Sydney in 1967.

    Robert, or Bob as he was known, always felt he was a bit different from the other farmers sons. Short on schooling but long on life he persevered until the day he bought his train ticket to Sydney.
    Goodbye farm, hello Darlinghurst. Naive but strong he’d marched into Drakes Dresses found himself a red number, stockings, gloves and a long blonde wig.

    Bob became Bobby. Bobby was a queen. She was home.

    Vale Bobby.

  2. It is sad when loved characters are killed off. On the other hand a good whodunnit is awesome. Nice work!

    Here's mine:

    Harriet was puzzled. Grownups were so mysterious. Mother was always so vague, brushing aside her questions. "We haven't got time for that!" she harrumphed. Mabel was even more oblique. "Little girls shouldn't ask those sort of things," she said, her expression disapproving. How else would she find out the answers to things? She needed to know. It was in her nature to be inquisitive. Yet everyone was so jittery about this subject. Why? They were obviously hiding SOMETHING. Later, she found the book. It was horrifying. Then and there she made a vow. She was never having babies. Not EVER. 

  3. She sat in the bathtub as the water grew colder and colder, warmed only by the heat of her own tears. The bubbles were gone and so was Eddie.

    That's actually not fiction. It's me, when a favourite character died in a book a few years back now. Stephen King has literally broken my heart more times than any other man, I reckon.

  4. I thought about you often; of how we were both bower birds caught up by the shininess of youth. But now we were older, you're inability to make 'real' connections pushed you to jump. How I wished you weren't broken, how I wished I could have been what you needed - but I wasn't.

  5. Brilliant. As always. l hate it when my characters in books/TV series get killed off. I don't think I'll ever get over Patrick's exit from Offspring. Sob!

  6. The lament of most authors I'd bet. As an artist you want to move on and make the story the best it can be but as a creator it's always difficult to say goodbye to your creations. Plus the possibility of fandom backlash...it's real!

  7. The 'killing off' that affected me the most was that of an animal in a Robin Hobb book. I sobbed and sobbed and got extremely upset even though I knew it was bound to happen. I lived in hope it wouldn't.... until it did.

    1. I was listening to the audio book of Animal Farm in the car, having never read it as a child, and I had to pull over because I was so upset when one of the characters dies...hehe

  8. This brought a screen writer for a soapie to mind straight away! There always seems to be someone dying in tragic circumstances on those shows. My dad is a huge fan of Home and Away, I would rather watch paint dry lol