Caught #FridayFictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a #100wordstory in response to a photo prompt. PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy


The note was written and everything was perfectly planned. He’d put on the music and work on the finishing touches, before the final stroke. The world would wake up to his dismal story the next morning. He’d be gone by then.

“Oh, for some fresh air”— he thought and flung open the window.

Suddenly, a mynah flew in, fluttering in desperation. As he chased it, it bumped into his easel, spilling paint, scattering his best works on the floor, before limping and flying away.

“Was it trying to say something?” he wondered. He couldn’t be sure of his plans anymore.

(100 words)


Linking this with #FridayFictioneers hosted by the amazing Rochelle Wiseoff.

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers every week. Bloggers post their stories here and everyone ends up reading one another, including Rochelle who visits every post written— a fantastic encouragement for all the writers. If you’re interested, click here to read the amazing variety of narratives and storylines, inspired by the photo prompt.

30 thoughts

    1. Thanks. That little thing actually saved him and so it is no longer an ordinary bird but one that allows for divine interventions to take place, as some comments will tell you.

  1. Rescued by the birdie! Nice ending, Esha. It’s often the little things that changes the course of our thoughts. Lovely to see you back in this space, Esha. 😀

    1. Who can tell? But, the mynah did save a life. I am sure the artist wasn’t ready enough to quit so the second chance will work. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

  2. A good, original take on the prompt. Interesting that he should feel the need for fresh air, thus letting in the bird. At first I wondered about that, but actually I can imagine somebody doing exactly that. Almost a last little taste of life. Perhaps he wasn’t quite as ready as he thought he was?

    1. Thank you for your appreciation, Penny. I’m glad you could see that! We’re often not ready to quit even when we think we are…guess that’s what keeps hope alive in the worst of times!

    1. Thank you Rochelle. I like that word – ‘divine intervention’. Perhaps our lives do hang by many of those invisible threads that we often don’t see. Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

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