Hypnotic #FridayFictioneer



After commiting to review the book, he was now stuck. Too proud to copy someone else’s opinion as his own, his every attempt to finish reading the book ended in sleep. Today he was resolute to complete his task.

Some day you will burn the house down,” not certain when the cigar burnt part of the carpet as he fell asleep, with the open book and his glasses lying on his chest, the stentorian voice he was certain did not belong to the plant in his earlier dream, “ go sleep on your bed, if you have to.”

Word Count : 98

This is an effort to write aflash fiction effort with the Friday fictioneers, 13th, Sep, 2019, using picture prompt provided by host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Other stories can be found here.

Photo Prompt : C E Ayr

99 thoughts on “Hypnotic #FridayFictioneer

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  1. A lovely take on the prompt. The fiction aptly conveys the message which is short and crisp. I wonder whether the voice was his mother or wife! #MyFriendAlexa #ShubhraReads

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  2. Dear Abhijit,

    All too many houses have burned to the ground thanks to careless smokers. I felt his frustration over trying to get through a book that didn’t hold his interest. Nicely done.




  3. Such a crisp response to prompt. you had narrated it so wonderfully. writing on picture prompt is an art and you had done full justice to it. #surbhireads #MyfriendAlexa

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    1. There are different groups. Some ask for 100, some 200, some 800 word stories. A short story regular size may ask for 8000 words and more. I read, tiny tales are becoming popular with millenials with short attention span.


  4. A good, well-written story that is based on realism, Abhijit. My father was a fireman and a number of people were found dead in bed half-burned because of their habit of smoking there. It could just as well happen wherever someone fell asleep smoking. It’s dangerous. Reading an uninteresting book is not necessary unless it’s a friend’s book and/or you’ve promised a review. Then it’s an obligation you can’t easily pass up. —- Suzanne

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