Friday Fictioneers: A Shell Of A Time

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.


I’ve been bad at getting out and reading other stories and slow to respond. I apologize. I’m prioritizing editing. I need to get something published. I’m working on two books at once, The L Squad and So It Goes, using each as a palette cleanser for the other. That’s going to continue because I’ve found I’m getting much more work done this way, even though finding a few major errors threw off my routine.

A Shell Of A Time

The sun pierces my blinds and splashes my face. The blinds absorb the sun’s glow. I guess I’m awake.

I poke around on my phone before rolling out of bed. I open the blinds. I might as well invite in the sun since it’s barging in, anyway.

Breakfast. Oatmeal? How about something different today? Eggs?

Maybe tomorrow.

What should I do today? Writing and editing offset by journeys through the internet’s halls of distraction? How about something different? It’s another beautiful day. I could go out, try to break out of this shell. I might even meet someone.

Maybe tomorrow.

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  1. Glad to hear you have found a system that works for you. Two books on their way to completion is quite an achievement. I’ve been trying to rewrite one short story and it’s going slow. The internet hall of distraction is a good way of putting it.

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    1. Thank you. Thank you.

      Editing/rewriting is hard. It lacks the fun and excitement of writing/creating. It’s cleaning. Yuck! My biggest issue is that I get bored going over the same thing. Two at a time helped to alleviate that. Try to find some way to keep it interesting.

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    1. Sometimes I think of it as focused and motivated. Sometimes I think of it as stuck in a rut.

      Thank you and thank you. This is the most in-depth editing I’ve ever done. If I don’t get an agent this time… I’ll try again.

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  2. Ah, the old procrastinator. This COVID thing is perfect for procrastinators since so much still cannot be done. And please excuse that I said COVID is good for them, that I would never say in that sense.

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    1. Thank you. I’m almost done with The L Squad, and I found an agent who looks like a good fit. I should finish this week. Then I just have to write the greatest query letter of all time and hope she likes it.

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