Picture it & Write 11/17/12

Posted: November 18, 2012 in Fiction, short stories, Uncategorized, writing
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A photo prompt is provided and all are invited to write a 250 word or less story in their own style. You can read the entries or submit your own by clicking  HERE or on the graphic below. The photograph will be reblogged under Ermisenda on tumblr and added to the Picture it & Write gallery on Facebook and Pinterest.

This thing called show business had literally saved her life. Lost and alone in unfamiliar surroundings she struggled to stay in the shadows until she found a way to survive. What was normal at home seemed odd, freakish and uncomfortable here. She knew she had to find a way to fit in, or perish. The idea seemed ludicrous at first, but once the seed was planted she let it grow, searching for the perfect puppet as she studied the likes, and dislikes of the locals. Once her act was honed she hit the pavement, doing audition after audition until she found a job.

Determined to pave the way for her people, she worked day and night until she felt confident enough to send for the others. When a clang of cymbals signaled the end of her show, she shuffled off stage, careful to remain limp. If the earthlings realized it was she manipulating the human host, her mission would be over before it could begin.

Click on Graphic to read, or submit your own story or poem.
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Comments
  1. Michele says:

    I do so LOVE your twists!!!

  2. joetwo says:

    You know, I have never trusted the look of puppets. Now I know why!

  3. deanabo says:

    Very well written!

  4. Ermilia says:

    What a clever twist. Great work, Swirling Turnip. You’ve created another great story world. Thanks for contributing this week! 🙂

    – Ermisenda

  5. Anne Schilde says:

    Ha, cute! Next up… the ventriloquist’s dummy. 🙂

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