Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers again! Once more we pick up our pens and follow Rochelle as she gives us a photo to start and 100 words to play with. Make sure to check out all the rest of the storytellers HERE. And thanks to Roger Bultot for the photo this week.







Banion gripped the windowsill, waiting for the parade vanguard to appear. Waiting for HIM. That ignominious buffoon, that, that,

Politician,” Banion spit out.

What right had he to close the museum? Simply to make a parking lot so HE didn’t have to walk.  Saying the museum was past its time? It was art. Timeless. And Banion often let in the homeless to get warm, to gather, to be uplifted by the art.

He appeared, bald head shining as he waved. Banion gripped the smooth cherry stock, imaging tomorrow’s headlines:

Mayor silenced by Vigilante

Grinning, Bannion aimed the gun, fired.

100 words 🙂




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14 responses to “Friday Fictioneers

  1. Ugh. It was even painful to click the like button. I abhor a violent solution. The story, however, is probably too real. I loved your reference to the weapon as the cherry stock. In fact, you probably could have gotten away with a last line such as, “Grinning, Bannion aimed and fired.” Hm, or even, “Grinning, Bannion aimed…” Oy, then leave it to the reader to fill in the click of the trigger. Endings are absolutely the hardest in flash! Either way, well done!

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  2. Dear Samantha,

    A reflection of the insane world we live in. Well done.



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  3. Dale

    So well done! I could feel his emotion, his lack of sanity (because there has to be to be ready to kill)

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  4. I could feel his anger, and he seems to be elated by the fact that he’ll make the news. Unfortunately, this won’t bring the museum back or uplift the homeless. Very real. Strong writing.

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  5. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    I enjoyed Bannion’s rant. A timely piece.

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  6. Oh man, I commend the way you conveyed his anger and frustration at his circumstances, and his love for the museum. I really felt what he was feeling, to the point that I understood why he had to pull the trigger. I don’t exactly condone it, but great job in making me, as the reader, understand. Well done!


  7. It was a good job the politician had a bald head or else we might have thought… oh no I won’t go there. Loved the reference to ‘cherry-stock’. Never heard that before, but I knew immediately what it was. Good one.

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