Friday Fictioneers: Hunted

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 wasn’t going to play this week. As it is I’m a day late. I was busy yesterday working on another project. I have a rule to never fight inspiration. My inspiration took me to an audio project I’ve been putting off for far too long. It may someday reach the pages of this blog. Then, Tannille informed me that I “starred on Rochelle’s blog.” Of course, I had to read it, and participating this week became mandatory, so I’m squeezing it in. I wrote this in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep. I typed frantically as WordPress erased it just as frantically. I don’t know if it was my phone or the website freaking out, but I gave up and typed in on a notepad and retyped it today with minor changes. I played off Rochelle’s story while taking it into the worlds of Nobbinmaug and the worlds of which he writes The L Squad & Norman Normalson & The Normals.

PHOTO PROMPT © Starsinclayjars


Dogs bark in the distance. Thunder erupts as lightning cracks the sky. Raindrops dance upon the ground. Clues disappear into the storm’s crescendo.

An observer from a place where there is no space or time, his existence is little more than myth. Haunted by a past that was not and a future that will not be, on a world where he exists only in dreams, still he is hunted.

A stranger to this world, the hunter stalks his prey. Determined to rewrite tales that time has written, Ohklay Buré hisses a single word that is consumed by the wind, “Nobbinmaug.”


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  1. Dear Nobbinmaaaaauuuuugggg,

    So pleased I could lure you out of the shadows. It wouldn’t have been worthwhile if you hadn’t come out to play. Thanks to Tanille for tattling on me. Love your off the cuff rendering this week.



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    1. Even when I don’t participate, I usually check in to see if something irresistable grabs me. I saw the first post and the picture. Nothing came to me quickly, so I moved on to my other project, which I knew was going to take me all day. After Tannille “tattled,” I had another look. I didn’t have time right away, but it hit me in the middle of the night. My mind would not let me sleep until I had something. Thank you for baiting my muse. It was fun.

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    1. Me too. I’m much happier when I’m being creative. Thank you. That’s actually Xero. She started barn hunt. Those are her first two ribbons. She just turned one last week, and she’s already racking up the accolades.

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