Friday Fictioneers

The Pic for the prompt.

As I mentioned on twitter, I have been looking for ways to boost my energy in the blog and do something different.  While I’m not certain of the schedule yet, I think that Sundays will definitely be Six Sentence Sundays, because a lot of bloggers and writers I really like do that.  One day a week will also be a flash fiction day, or a prompt day, or a “something which involves Kaitlin and/or Michael actually doing some fiction” day.

I’m proud to say this is exactly 100 words!  Without further ado, here is this week’s prompt story, via Friday Fictioneers.


This house was derelict.  There was a charm about it – the crumbling plaster, the chandeliers hanging by a single chain. There was no way she could buy it.  Termites had devoured the walls and the plaster was one touch from collapsing.

It didn’t even cut it as a curiosity.

She sneezed.  Her shoulder careened into the wall, which folded around her.

Dust settled.  Wheezing, coughing, she sat up.  She wasn’t in the next room, but a corridor.  In front of her sat a clean, human skull with a perfect hole through the forehead.

So much for not cutting it.

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About Kaitlin

Kaitlin and Michael are co-authors of The Athele Series. They met in summer of 2006 and married in fall of 2009. They both teach English in South Korea. In his free time, Michael writes, plays video games, plays DnD, and idly contemplates world domination. In her free time, Kaitlin writes, runs, dances, and feeds her 'oo-shiny!' complex.

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers

  1. seanfallon01 says:

    Wow what an ending…might need to see a continuation of this story

    here’s mine:

  2. rochellewisoff says:

    It did seem to the right picture for the macabre…at least for some of us. Good build and end. Here’s mine.

  3. lora says:

    Hi Kaitlin: Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. Enjoyed your scary, creepy take on the prompt. What are you doing in that derelict house to being with? NIce job. Here’s mine:

  4. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Kaitlin,

    Isn’t it interesting that we all end up as that skull (some of us minus the neat hole drilled through it) and how thoroughly fascinating their stories are? Loved your last line. Hints at a matter of factness that makes your MC very compelling. Well done.



  5. pinionpost says:

    Definitely has the feel of a nice jumping-off point for something bigger, or like a great pitch for a novel. And your choice of details (not too many, but telling) worked well.

    -Brian (mine’s here:

  6. pinionpost says:

    This definitely has the feel of a jumping-off point for something bigger, or like a great pitch for a novel. Your choice of details (not too many, but very telling) worked well.

    Brian (here’s mine:

  7. teschoenborn says:

    Great set up, you manage to let us know a murder’s been committed without actually saying it. Nicely done and welcome to the group. Hope to see you next week.

    Here’s mine:

  8. TheOthers1 says:

    Personally, it sounds like it could get very interesting indeed. Like!

    My link:

  9. V.L. Gregory says:

    Very well done! What an imaginative way to reveal the hidden corridor.


  10. Gary says:

    Nice bit of curiosity-building! There’s a tale to be told here…

    My (admittedly much longer) story is here:

  11. Linda says:

    Oooh, now there’s an interesting introduction for a longer short story or a novel, nice :-)

    Here’s my attempt:

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