MFtS-The Spy


“She lived a life that some would describe as being on edge.” Her spy name was “Double Nickles” and we never could figure that one out.

Because she preferred living on the edge, she made an outstanding spy for the United States of America. She gleaned excellent information for the CIA from behind the iron curtain.

We were never given the details of how she was able to obtain this information, (we could only imagine) but she certainly did an excellent job.

When the wall came down between East and West Berlin, she was able to retire and peacefully live the remainder of her life inside the safety of the United States. (100)

This is my 100 word submission for the challenge, Mondays Finish the Story that is kindly hosted by Barbara Beacham. She gives us the first sentence to our stories along with 100-150 additional words and a photo prompt which we use to create our stories. It's fun and addicting and everyone is invited to join the fun. For more information, click HERE.

To read all the awesome stories created by wonderful creative writers, click HERE.

MFtS – Surrogate Mother

I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured, and I knew it was planning to make me its next meal. I slowly rose from the ground to run, when the vulture suddenly swooped down, picking me up with its sharp and dangerous talons.

She lifted me then gingerly placed me inside the nest with her babies and quickly flew away. This mother vulture had placed me there to care for her babies. Finally, with the nest and babies in my arms, I slowly climbed down the pole, taking them to my garage. I fed them several times a day until they were old enough to be released back into the wild.

I found out later that the mother vulture knew she was dying and had selected me to be the surrogate mother to her babies.

I thought I was going to be incredible easy food to her and her babies but it turned out, I was so very much more. (100)

Barbara Beacham is our wonderful host for Mondays Finish the Story Challenge. (Keep up the great healing Barb! We are cheering for you!). She supplies us with the first sentence to our story, the photo prompt, and approximately 100-150 words with which we build our stories with. Everyone is welcome to participate in this challenge by writing a story based on the photo prompt and linking it to the blue froggy link. Warning! It is challenging and fun. For more information, click here.

To read all the awesome stories that have been submitted by great writing artists, click on this link.

The Bravest of All

Not knowing what to expect, he made his way into the dark of the forest. Carlton's bravery was above others and is what endeared him to Lady Beth. She loved brave men and the bravest of all was Sir Carlton.

When he returned, Sir Carlton was shaken. His face was ashen white and he trembled as he rode his beautiful horse, Manners. He reported that he had seen a spaceship land that was occupied by small green beings who took him inside their spaceship and examined him.

The other knights laughed. They thought it was ridiculous. To win the love of Lady Beth, Sir Landon went into the dark of the forest – never to return.

(100)

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Barbara Beacham is our lovely host for Mondays Finish the Story Challenge. She supplies us with the first sentence to our story, a great photo prompt and approximately 100-150 words with which we build our stories. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click on this link.

To read the other stories written by amazing writers, click on this link.

MFtS-Life of Riley

“Now this is living the life of Riley,” Tara giggled as she petted her kitty, Fluffy, the queen of the house. Fluffy moved onto her back so she could get some tummy scratches.

Tara turned to her husband and cooed, “Let's take that cruise we have been talking about. I'm ready to have a life of Riley for awhile too.”

David laughed, “You already live a life of Riley,” he folded the paper he was reading as he teased his wife.

Tara eyed her husband angrily and retorted, “Tomorrow, you start cleaning the house and cooking the meals.”

David laughed nervously, “Alright, alright sweetie. We will take that vacation.”

(100)

 

This is my 100 word story for the challenge, Mondays Finish the Story. Barbara Beacham is our kind host and she provides us with our photo prompt, the first sentence to our story and approximately 150 words with which we create our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. For more information, click on this link.

To read all the fantastic stories written by awesome writers, click on this link.

 

MFtS-The Secret Castle

“Few knew about the castle hidden inside the island,” said our tour guide as we were getting off the boat at the island castle.

As we were walking through the castle, we heard a noise. It wasn't loud but loud enough for us to hear. Our tour guide pretended he didn't hear anything but it bothered the entire group as we were suppose to be the only people in this mysterious castle.

About the same time that a few of us were going to sneak away to locate the noise, a small kitten came walking up to us, wrapping its body around our legs and purring.

Jenny picked up the kitten and decided she would take her home and adopt her. She named her, Princess. She didn't know that she really was a princess. Her great great grandmother had been turned into a cat by the resident magician, at the request of her husband, King William the Terrible.


(150)

A huge thank you to Barbara Beacham for supplying us with the photo prompt, the first sentence of our story, “Few knew about the castle hidden inside the island,” and for hosting Mondays Finish the Story Challenge. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. If you are interested in joining in, click on this link.

To read all the wonderful stories submitted by fantastic authors, please click on this link.

 

MFtS-Camp Skagway

The A&B Building was made entirely from driftwood back in 1899 and it was turned into a dorm for the counselors of Camp Skagway,” Joe proudly told his friend about the camp counselors' dorm that he dearly loved.

“I have never seen a building quite as unique as this one. I love the architecture of it.” Ben told his friend.

“You will love being one of the counselors for the camp kids, they are all great kids and rarely do we have problems with any of them. Well, except for…” Joe went into deep thought.

“Except for what Joe?!” Ben questioned.

“Except for Joseph Pinwheel. He put a fish underneath each counselor's bed and none of us knew about it until, well… until we started smelling them.” Joe took a deep breath, then sighed deeply, “It took us many weeks to finally get rid of that horrible smell.”

(140)

A huge thank you to Barbara Beacham for hosting Monday's Finish the Story challenge. She also supplies us our great photo prompts each week. She gives us the first sentence to our stories and approximately 150 words with which we create our stories. This challenge is open to all who would like to participate. If you would like more information, click here.

To read all the wonderful stories from great authors, click here.

 

MFtS – Treehouse Home

She lived in a mango tree for almost her entire adult life. Shasta dreamed of living in a tree house. Her husband built her their dream house on the 7th year of their marriage and they lived in it for the next 51 years, until Maximus, the love of her life, passed away. Shortly after that, Shasta wasn't able to climb the stairs anymore and had to move in with her daughter.

Shasta missed her small home. She missed being in the mango tree and being one with the birds that perched in its branches. She missed everything about her life before old age set in. But, she missed Maximus most of all.

Shasta passed away eight short months after Maximus. Her daughter said she died of a broken heart; that she never got over the death of her beloved husband.

The tree house and the mango tree still stands.

(150)

Thank you to Barbara Beacham for hosting Monday Finish the Story Challenge. She provides us with a photo prompt, the first sentence to our stories, and approximately 150 words with which we build our stories. It is a fun and addicting challenge that is open to all who would like to participate. If you would like more information, click here.

To read all the wonderful stories that are submitted by talented writers for this challenge, click here.

 

MFtS – The Curandera

“From her small balcony, the witch watched her world go by.”

That is what the children of the neighborhood called her and yes, even some of their parents. Was she a witch? No, she was curandera. (kur'-an-der'a) A curandera is a healer, NOT a witch.

Every week Maria goes to the hills outside of town and chooses her medicinal plants carefully. Her grandmother had taught her about plants. She knew very well which plant helps which ailments. Some of her medicinal plants she grew herself, but others she had to go to the hills and find.

Mrs. Caringer came to her breaking point of frustration. She wanted to get pregnant and it just wasn't happening for her. Finally, out of frustration, she came to see Maria. Maria made her a delicious tea and gave her some of the herbs to take home with her, telling her to continue drinking this tea until “the seed was planted.” Two months later, Mrs. Caringer was pregnant. Now, she and Maria are the best of friends and her neighborhood accepts her lovingly as a “cuindera” and not a witch.

(174)

Thank you to Barbara Beacham for providing us with the prompt photo, the first sentence of our stories, and approximately 150 words with which we are to build our stories with. She is the kind host of Mondays Finish the Story challenge. I wish her complete healing from her cancer as she embarks upon her treatment journey. (Many hugs and well wishes Barb!) And thank you for hosting this challenge.

My story is based on “curanderas” of the southwest, in particular, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona. There is a wonderful book about curanderas titled, “Bless Me Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya (a New Mexico native). I highly recommend reading this wonderful book.

Mondays Finish the Story Challenge is open to all who would like to participate. To learn more about this challenge and/or to join in, click here.

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MFtS – Lauren’s Dream

As her mount shifted uneasily under her, she grasped the brim of her old felt Stetson, gazed upward and remembered Jean Pierre.” The End.

Lauren closed the book and leaned back on her pillow, dreaming of the romance she had just finished reading about. Her dreamy thoughts took her to sometime in the future when she would be romantically involved with a wonderful man, become his wife and the mother of his children. However, no matter how hard she tried to see the face of this man, his face is still hidden from her and she knows it will only fill in when she finds the right face to put there.

Lauren reached up, turned off the light and allowed her sleep dreams to overtake her and carry her into the arms of her future faceless husband.

(115 minus first sentence)

 

A huge thank you to Barbara Beacham for hosting the challenge, Monday Finish the Story. And, a big thank you to Marcy B. Ayanian for providing the prompt photo and first sentence to our story. If you are interested in participating in this challenge, please click here for more information.

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MFtS – The Devil’s Abode

The cemetery spread along the area known as Devils Abode” has the graves and tombs of Klu Klux Klan members that fought violently against freeing the black slaves and even tried to wipe out the black race. After their bodies were buried here it became known as the Devils Abode and no one else wants to be buried here. I consider it to be a “dead” cemetary. In fact, family members of the cemetery’s population refuse to come here to pay their respects to their family member. They say, they have no respect for the men that dealt out torture and killing like these men did. No one takes care of their plots or puts flowers on their graves. Seems not one single soul wants to be identified with them. Can’t say that I blame them. As for me, I am writing a novel titled, “Devils Abode.” It is about the men that are buried here and their terrible crimes.

(150)

Barbara Beacham hosts Monday Finish the Story Challenge where she provides us with a photo prompt, the first sentence to our stories, and approximately 150 words in which we are to use to build our stories. It’s fun and addicting! Everyone is invited to participate. If you are interested in more information, click here. To read the other wonderful stories click on the link below:

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