Friday Fictioneers: Escape Room

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo.

Copyright-Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Happy New Decade!

Escape Room

“A menorah, a phone from before the dawn of time, an old picture, and some crayons.”



“Pictures are new. Photographs are old.”

“Says who?”


“Seriously, guys? Maybe we’re supposed to color the picture, then use the crayons as candles in the menorah…”

“Then call the Ghostbusters.”

“Will you be serious? We have less than 15 minutes left.”

“Eh. These things are impossible. The clues are ridiculous.”

Fifteen bicker-filled minutes later…

“Brrrring,” said the phone.


“Your time has expired.”

Gas hissed into the room.

“Where’d you find this escape room?”

“Craig’s List. It was a great deal.”

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      1. I’ve read two books in the last couple of months that were personal testimonies of Auschwitz, so that particular horror is on my mind. I’ve decided to leave that sort of reading alone for a while.

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  1. WE just had one of those places open in our area about a year ago. HAven’t gone, yet. Not one to like being trapped or enclosed I fear it would be worse than torture.

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    1. The one I did was actually a puzzle room. We were techinically locked in, but we just had to tell them if we wanted out. This story probably won’t make you want to try it anytime soon, but I had fun with it. I want to do it again.

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  2. This reminds me so much of our recent team bonding event at escape rooms. Were you eavesdropping, by any chance? (I would’ve been the one complaining that the clues were ridiculously obscure. 😁)
    Really enjoyed the morbid humor! Can’t think of a better take on the photo prompt than this one.

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