“The Rolling Stones!”
“The Rolling Stones, that’s what I thought of when I looked at the photo.”
“That’s crazy, Ethel. Why the Stones, I don’t see Mick?”
“No not them, well I don’t think so. I just thought of rolling, then stones, then The
Rolling Stones. Well, maybe them then.”
“You never cease to amaze me. It’s a pretty interesting thing to see though.”
“What did you see? And don’t say some kind of sewing machine.”
“See, I knew it! Why?”
“I thought of spiders spinning webs.”
“That’s weird, Cheryl.”
“Not as weird as The Rolling Stones, Ethel.”


Writing 100 Words for the FridayFictioneers, and my daughter Ashley, who loves The Stones. A fascinating photo prompt, I would love to see in person, go visit Sandra Crook and she will tell you what it is. Thanks Rochelle for the inspiration this morning. For other stories inspired by this photo go here…

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32 responses

  1. I think we’ve met Ethel and Cheryl before, haven’t we? Lovely rambling take on the prompt!

    1. Yes you have, Penny, and you will see them again, I’m sure.

  2. Thanks. That made me llaugh. You kinda can see Mick; he’s still thin enough to hide away. No such luck for Keith.

    1. Keith would be laying over that big spool smoking a ciggie now doubt.

  3. Ted, that’s what makes writing groups like this so interesting, everyone sees something different. I don’t see the Stones, but I saw spiders. 🙂 Nice story.

    1. Thanks, David, Happy Sixth FFAversary

  4. like what rochelle would say, it’s what you see that counts. 🙂

    1. Ain’t that the truth!

  5. I can see spiders, but Stones is a bit of a stretch from Ethel! 🙂

    1. Well, you know Ethel.

  6. I love these two. And they so represent us Friday Fictioneer Participants, don’t they? We all see so many different things in these images. I love it.

    1. I love them too, Dale, fun to see each week all our writer friends minds open up. I loved your ferris wheel prompt. Somehow I missed that one or I would have the girls on the one at Navy Pier for sure.

      1. I love this challenge.
        So glad you did.
        G’head, even if that FF is closed, why not?

  7. I think I may have sat behind Ethyl and Cheryl in the days when I used to catch the bus to the city. Good to see you on here again, Ted.

    1. Thanks, Sandra. I enjoyed your story and seeing this photo.

  8. Dear Ted,

    Gotta love those two gals. I can almost imagine what they look like through the dialogue. Have you ever seen “Room with a View”? 😉 Happy Fictioneer Anniversary, my friend.



    1. Hmmm, I have, but so long ago. I will have to check it out again. Thank you for letting me and about 100 other writers have an anniversary, Rochelle.

  9. What a wonderful winding train of thought from those Honkey Tonk Women!

    My FriFic tale!

    1. Thanks, Keith, this was a fun one, wasn’t it?

  10. A tangled web of associated words.. Ah the wonders of the human brain… Nicely done.

    1. Crazy where it can go, huh?

  11. Never having been much of a fan of the Stones, I’m probably missing something in your story. However, I can tell you had fun creating it, and I loved your two characters. Good one.

    1. Think rolling spools. Thanks, glad you like E&C.

  12. Ha, it’s all in the eye of the beholder.

    I like these two! They’re very entertaining.


  13. You just never know what synapses will get that Jumpin Jack Flash.

    1. Ain’t that the truth?

  14. Imagination running wild. Flight of fancy, if I may say.

  15. I think both of them are a bit wild… but anything goes when it comes to finding something in an image

  16. They are quite a pair, them two.

  17. Fun story, entertaining dialogue. I like these two ladies.

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