Friday Fictioneers #10

Here is this week’s picture.  Oo how interesting.  The rainy season has started here in Korea and so I am rather damp and completely amenable to the idea of the desert.

“Of all the places we could’a had this shindig, you chose out in the middle o’ nowhere?”  He kicked at the scrub.  “You lose your mind, boy?”

“It’s a good place, Jack.  Checked it out myself.”

“Looks mighty vulnerable to me.”  They trudged closer, dust wafting up with every step.  “Where’s our dancing partners?”

“I’m not sure.” he looked around.  The horizon was flat, and he saw no one.  That meant… “Uh oh.”

Suddenly, shots.  Jack tossed him to the side.  “Nothin’ like a good ol’ fashioned shoot out!” he crowed, and hauled out his pistol.  “Let’s waste these guys!”

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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.

24 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers #10

  1. Jess Schira says:

    Love the twist! I bet more than one teenager has used this spot to host a party. Excellent job.

  2. Nice twist! I expected romance and got a shoot out. Yipee!

  3. dbfurches says:

    Interesting take on this week’s prompt. I got the impression that this is set in modern times, but with a reference to the old westerns. Am I right?

  4. beebeesworld says:

    Thank you for reading “Adobe Dreams. I liked your blog as well-I will follow your blog and hope that you will follow mine! beebeesworld

  5. elmowrites says:

    Haha, fascinating introduction to your gunfight – and completely different from everything else I’ve read today.
    I’m over at:

  6. Was it a drug deal gone bad? Or an arms trade? Sounds like the main characters got double-crossed. I like it! Definitely fits the photo prompt.

  7. Parul says:

    Rustic old gun fight!
    Vivid scene, nicely done! :)

  8. rochellewisoff says:

    I knew the term dancing partners and it still took me by surprise. Good job. BTW…count me in as another Firefly fan.

  9. Good use of the surprise factor! :-)

  10. I somehow missed out on watching Firefly, but I think I’d have enjoyed it. An unexpected direction, Kaitlin, and I enjoyed the story.
    Did someone say Johnny Depp was there? ;)

  11. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Kaitlin,

    I like that you are a fan of Firefly. I thought you story was shiny.



  12. Linda says:

    I was already for the dancing and I didn’t realise you meant dancing to dodge the bullets so the second half came completely out of left field to surprise and delight me :-)

    I’m on the list but for those who happen across, my offering is also here:

  13. sphrbn says:

    Sounds like a good ol’ western!

  14. not at all what I expected..dancing in the desert but great take.

  15. Kwadwo says:

    Very imaginative way to celebrate. I hope those guns aren’t real, though. Another dimension to the photo prompt.

  16. raina says:

    and I heard the ruckus…and somehow saw Johnny Depp in there somewhere haha.

    Our stories are on the list:

  17. TheOthers1 says:

    I was thinking, “Dancing partners? In the desert?” lol. Liked it. :)

  18. writelindy says:

    I am glad my parties aren’t like this one. Great fun.

  19. factoryfashion02 says:

    so fantastic and fun!

  20. dindadaida says:

    it’s an interesting trip.

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