Friday Fictioneers 7/5

Posted: July 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Submit a poem or short story of 100 words or less, inspired by a weekly photo in this fun, flash fiction group. You can read submissions or add your work HERE,  Writing tips, typo alerts and comments welcome, as long as they are respectful and helpful, not hateful.

Category: Drama

Words: 98

Rating: PG

Read or add your own story HERE





Copyright – David Stewart

“Why?” She squeaked in fear.

“5,000 dollars,” Dad shouted.

Perched on the iron ring, high above the street she doubted her sanity. The man who approached her father claimed to represent a new reality t.v. show. If  they would climb the tower and sit for an hour, they would earn five-thousand dollars each and be on t.v. They pushed her into it, locked the shop and made their way up the ladder.

Hours later, they descended to find the jewel cabinets smashed and the safe empty. There was one born every minute, or four in this case.

  1. Gabriella says:

    It is never good to be too greedy! Cleverly done!

  2. Sandra says:

    🙂 I guess there are.

  3. Dear Turnip,

    All hail PT Barnum! Clever story.



  4. Great job, both by the thieves and by you. 🙂


  5. Were you a grifter in a past life, Turnip??? Very clever.

  6. troy P. says:

    Very clever! Both the response, and the criminals!

  7. Kent says:

    Ouch, that hurts! Good job.

  8. Linda Vernon says:

    Clever! And it probably won’t be long until we really see something like this on tv!

  9. Very good.
    “Want to buy a bridge?” asked the charlatan dentist, baring his dentures in a duplicitous grin.

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