Missed: Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Story Challenge

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image.

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His little legs pumped up and down as fast as they could. He rounded the corner by flinging himself round the light poll.

He could see the bus up ahead, it was just pulling away from the curb.  

“No please wait” he yelled, but it was no good. He’d missed the bus again.

He sat down in the dirt by the side of the road and cried.

He’d really been looking forward to the trifle his mumma was cooking for desert. But all he was going to get was a bruised backside from his daddy.

He’d missed the bus again.

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This week’s PHOTO PROMPT © Ron Pruitt


17 Comments on “Missed: Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Story Challenge

  1. Dear Sarah,

    You made me ache for this little boy. I agree with Sandra about the repetition. Well constructed and well developed character in a hundred words.



  2. I host a 50 word challenge monthly but maybe I should jump in on this one once in a while for those stories that I just can’t beat into submission!

  3. the early bird catches the worm. he could have waited a little early for the bus. but then there would be no story. i truly enjoyed reading your story.

    • I’m glad you did, as there was more behind it for me. I hadn’t intended to write a story about my father (fact was he walked to school anyways) but as I wrote it, it was he and his father I saw.

  4. Wonderfully told story. Some, no matter how hard they try, will always be late…

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