Friday Fictioneers: Painting The Driveway

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. Click here to play along or just read more stories.


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Painting The Driveway

He came to paint the house but ended up painting the driveway. I caught a glimpse of his legs through the window moments before he plummeted to his death.

I knew who he was the moment I saw his feet. It was him. He was here to murder me. I’ve been waiting for this, preparing. It was him or me.

It turned out, he was not an android assassin sent from the future to kill me… this time. The future will never stop trying to kill me. They’re jealous of my candy corn. They want to take my candy corn!

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My first story was dark and depressing. Where’s the fiction in that these days? I wanted to do what I do best, just go off the deep end, over the top absurd.

42 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Painting The Driveway

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    1. That’s extreme but extremely plausable. I haven’t had candy corn in years. I just remember it being… vile stuff is an excellent description. If candy weren’t in its name, I wouldn’t believe it was candy.

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    1. You mean someone to guard his candy corn? That’s not a bad idea.

      Are you familiar with the term ignorance is bliss? Consider yourself fortunate. I hate to tarnish your innocence, but I feel I should warn you in case you encounter it. Candy corn are yellow and orange striped cones that taste like a homeless person’s burned ass. I don’t know how they’re allowed to pose as candy. Avoid them like the COVID. The joke is that he’s so insane he actually enjoys candy corn.

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    1. I don’t think the painter was after him or anyone enjoys candy corn. He should be committed for both offenses.

      That is a pretty good song. I’ve never heard of David Wilcox. He pulled in me with the humor and got me when I realized he was actually saying something.

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    1. Agreed. Trying to defend one’s candy corn from an onslaught of android assassins from the future is not a task for one. Or do you mean anyone who likes candy corn that much can’t be right in the head?

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    1. I’m not familiar with Scream, but I thought of Terminator as I was writing it. I’ve always been more into Sci-Fi than Horror. Candy corn is pretty horrific though.

      Thank you. Fun and absurdity was point.

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    1. Anything’s better than candy corn. What about sour gummy worms? Those are oh so delicioso. He’s not as crazy if he prefers gummy worms. Thinking people are coming from the future to kill him is only a little crazy. Protecting his candy corn from future assassins, that’s batshit.

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