Friday Fictioneers: Ohio Smith & The Minotaur

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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Ohio Smith & The Minotaur

Dr. Ohio Smith’s thirst for accumulating artifacts over the preservation of ancient civilizations led him deep into the Philopian Jungle, home of the Minotaur’s Copper Bow Tie hidden within the Labyrinthine Ruins.

He used a vine to swing over the pit of greasy, grimy, gopher guts and narrowly avoided being pounded by the swollen stone fists of furious automanipulation.

Inside the Chamber Of Gluttony, Ohio Smith grabbed the Bow Tie off the ancient statue and exited the edifice before he could trigger another trap.

With his entrance blocked, Dr. Smith found an alternate route and exited into the… parking lot?

More Ohio Smith Misadventures

There’s added goofiness here.

22 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Ohio Smith & The Minotaur

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    1. Thank you. I always come up with theme songs for my characters. Most of them are forgotten before anyone can hear them. That was a late inspiration as I was about to record. I figured, “Why the hell not?” The laughter is real.

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    1. That’s funny because my friend and I have a joke about getting lost in parking lots. I don’t know how many I’ve driven around and around looking for the exit.

      Thank you. I always make up goofy little songs. Not many are heard by anyone else. Inspiration hit with that one at just the right time.


  1. Dear Nobbin,

    Those who only read the stories without listening to the author’s narration missed out this week. Great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts has given me an earworm that goes back to my childhood. Just plain fun this week.



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