Welcome Dear Readers! It’s time once again for Friday Fictioneers where writers from all over the wold gather to play a rousing game of football. Oh wait . . . never mind — I was thinking of the Friday Buccaneers.
Actually Friday Fictioneers (organized by Rochelle Wisoff Fields over at addicted to purple) get together once a week to write a 100-word story prompted by a picture — which this week is provided to us by Erin Leary over at erinlearywrites. Hop over and take a look a look around Erin’s blog. I think you’ll find she’s as good a writer as she is a photographer.
This is such a beautiful picture prompt this week, but, of course, my brain, Peanuts, had to completely ignore all the beautiful scenarios that could have been created and came up with the following instead:
Earth’s Shimmering Orb and Whatnot
Betty watched as earth’s shimmering orb slowly deflated into the milky horizon almost like a slowly deflating tire but not exactly, of course.
Then Betty noticed that the beauty of the scene was causing her eyes to fill up with tears in direct proportion to the speed of the air being released from the tire Betty was imagining — which caused Betty to do two things: 1) Marvel at the perfection of the universe and 2) remind her husband, Bob, to check the air pressure on the tires of her Volvo and maybe check the oil too and whatnot.
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Until next time . . . I love you