Friday Fictioneers… PLEASE CALL


She hasn’t been called.  What to do about that?  Fifteen times a day she should be called, have you called once today?

The hell with calling, here’s a better idea. Go see her. That’s one way to put an end to this calling B.S.  Thinking, that’s what gets one ahead.  Show some initiative.

Put in gear, the car moves slowly out to the drive.  Turn left… you are there soon.

Spooky, that’s what you think.  Not what was expected at all.  Not so sure now, the handle is turning, just a slight push.

Oh no!  Wasn’t a good idea.


This week’s challenging photo was taken by Rich Voza (if you see Rich, he looks amazingly like a famous musician), and used by noted humorist Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt.  To see other’s stories…

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32 responses

  1. Ruh-ro, Reorge! I definitely want to know what’s behind the door? There’s a lot more story to this story.
    Noted humorist? I’ve been accused of having a warped sense of humor. But I didn’t realize it had been noted.

    1. Dear Ted,
      Even though I know this was a challenge for you and we did poke a lot of fun at your…fashion statement…you proved you were up to it. Good story. Thanks.

      1. I only have myself to blame for that photo, Rochelle… but I love it. A night of much Yukon Jack and Champagne many years ago.

  2. So all these doors are different ideas he seems to be getting or did I not understand?
    I better sleep.. Will read this again.

  3. Oh, no. I like the idea of what’s behind the door. Nice set up with the calling. Some things must dealt with face-to-face. Good one! Happy Birthday, too!

  4. Who on earth is she who demands to be called fifteen times a day? Wait, I got it! She must be the woman who made you don that “remarkable” outfit and pose for the picture Rochelle posted! Yeah… that definitely wasn’t a good idea! 🙂

    1. Those clothing designers are so vain. They just want their star model to tell them over and over again what a genius they are. If the photo had been in a JC Penny catalog there would have been a matching outfit for his date. I can’t wait to see that!

      1. You would have liked to see what she had on, Russell.

  5. As we’d say in the news business, it sounds like an “on-line date gone bad.”

  6. This gives the “spooky” vibe but I have to admit that I don’t have the least idea of what’s going on. Must be my dense day. 😦 Maybe the not-knowing adds to the spookiness.

    1. I didn’t know either.

  7. Got me slightly confused here Ted. The only thing I’m sure of… This is not ending well

  8. I got the feeling it was a TMI sort of moment.

  9. In his hurry to see her, what did he do? Drive in a ditch? Handle? Push? Get stuck in some mud? Can’t say I’m not trying, Ted.

  10. Dear Ted,

    It’s your imagination in there demanding you call. And when you open the door, the sight that greets you? You dressed in that outfit and dancing on the bed. Gotta love it.



    1. That was a classy outfit, Doug… but I promise not to wear it to Haiku.

  11. Ted,
    15 times a day…she must be up to no good. She can’t trust herself so she can’t trust you. Looks like you found what you were looking for…


  12. Wow! Nice use of second-person, Ted. Well done. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Dawn. I’m glad you said that, as I was trying to do 2nd person, which I have never done, or even thought of. I read an article about 2nd pov writing. I wasn’t sure if I had succeeded. I think part veered away.

      1. I wrote a short in second-person POV once. It was hard to do–in fact, it is the 4th installment of the Trig Denton story I’ve been posting. But I’m not sure I’m in love with it as-is. May change back to 3rd for next week’s post.

  13. as i’m reading, i’m trying to pick up clues of what’s happening. i was getting the feeling of someone who had a loved one in a hospital or a nursing home, assisted living, etc. and they did not want to go visit, but they were pestered by the guilt of not going. right or wrong, i like tension in writing. well done.

    1. I was trying to do a 2nd person pov and a kind of sic-fi thing… I had no idea what I was writing plot wise. That is an interesting photo, and I struggled with it at first. Thanks, Rich.

  14. Like others, I’m not sure what’s going on here, but t certainly has a spooky tension throughout. I hesitate to tell you, but mine might be of particular interest to you this week – and the comments people have left in response to it too!

    1. Thank you. I’m not sure what is going on either. I have been so busy, I haven’t had time to read others or respond. I shudder to think of what you have done. I am going to go see now.

      1. heehee! I hope the folloiw (thank you) is because you likedit, not because you feel the need to keep a close eye on someone you’re about to sue for libel!!!

  15. I’m convinced the person on the other side of the door was dressed in 70s polyester plaid with oversize sunglasses, an afro, and earth-shoes. Oh wait–that was me. Never mind.

    1. I shudder to think…

  16. How did I miss this last week. I’m sorry, Ted. It’s an interesting bit of story that could go several different directions. Sorry to hear you had such a rough time with the prompt. Fifteen times a day, huh? Sounds slightly paranoid or needy.

  17. Somewhat confused, but intrigued!

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