For the Fictioneers we had the following photo and 100 words to find the story. Mine is entitled, "Stroke of One."
Seven ornaments graced the little tree before the grandfather clock. The steady ticking filled the room until it boomed out its hourly song declaring time change. A single note rang in the early hour.
Seven mice bolted from the clock’s face, their whiskers twitching around bells, balls, and tinsel as they swarmed the tree. A string of lights rattled across the floor before being wound around the branches with help from little paws. The clock struck two and the mice scurried back to the safe confines of its wooden parapets, leaving a beautiful holiday beacon suffusing the room with soft light.
Can't you just hear "Hickory dickory dock"? :D
For #FridayPictureShow, we had the following photo and exactly 100 words to create a new story. Mine is entitled "Dragon Wishes".
’Twas the night before Christmas and I awoke to loud crashing sounds coming from the front hall. I’d been dreaming of flying as a dragon, but now I just tried to breathe around my racing heart.
The thrashing continued and I crept to the bedroom door, looking out.
A glowing blue ball zinged around the entryway, bouncing off the walls and railing like TinkerBell on crack.
“What the – ?”
The light froze, hovering above the grandfather clock. Then it slammed into me, shrieking, “Wish granted!”
Light flared, then dimmed, and I stared in horror at my new set of claws.
Careful what you wish for! I hope you've enjoyed my little Friday fiction. Please check out the #ThursThreads flashfiction challenge here on Thursdays and thanks for stopping by. Happy reading! :)