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Equus quagga (Friday Fictioneers)

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Image by Rochelle herself at https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/

‘Zebras’ stripes are like fingerprints. Every one is different.’

She loved animals, especially zebras. I loved listening to her talk.

We were lounging on the deck, the lines of shade from the banister settling across our backs.

After a while she said, ‘I gotta go.’

She stretched her long limbs and stood, shaking a mane of dark hair behind her.

When she walked away I saw what the afternoon of sun had done. The back of her legs and her bare shoulders were a criss-cross pattern of dark and light, unique and never to be repeated again.

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Could you write 500 words once a month? On Friday 13th/Saturday 14th February, Jessie Ansons will be presenting at a free livestream at the Digital Writers Festival. Come along and hear how Jessie wrote a personal 500 word story every month for two years then discovered she’d written an ‘accidental memoir‘. Times are as follows:

– Sydney, Australia, 11am Saturday 14th February
– London, UK, midnight, Friday 13th February
– New York, USA, 7pm Friday 13th February
– Los Angeles, USA, 4pm Friday 13th February

For more information about the session, click here.

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Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information follow this Rochelle’s FF blog.

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The passionfruit brulee (Friday Fictioneers)

Image by Björn Rudberg at http://brudberg.wordpress.com

Image by Björn Rudberg at http://brudberg.wordpress.com

The blind date is going well until the passionfruit brulee arrives.

Inspired by the dessert and committed to getting deeper than small talk, I foolishly ask, ‘What’s your passion?’

‘What do you mean… passion?’

Passion.

The man in the corner, eyes closed, strums his guitar. The chef in the kitchen licks the spoon before adding one more pinch of salt. The woman outside swears into her phone. The taxi driver blasts his horn in frustration.

My date shrugs and says, ‘I kinda like cake.’

Cake.

I let out a long sigh.

‘Waiter! Can I have this brulee to go?’

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Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see: 

http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/25-april-2014/

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Like to read something longer from Jessie Ansons? Check out her recent blog post entitled Back to the daily commute.

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The darkness above the lights (Friday Fictioneers)

Image by Ken Bonham at http://wmqcolby.wordpress.com/

Image by Ken Bonham at http://wmqcolby.wordpress.com/

Hidden in the darkness above the lights and perched on a dusty beam he watches her perform. She throws her body across the wooden floor: the passion, the pain, the sorrow of lost love.
Next to him sits a little grey mouse.
They wait for the audience to leave.
Then, the mouse scurries along the beam and hops to the floor, hoping to find something to eat.
He swings down too, hoping to catch her before she leaves. Hoping to tell her how he feels.
Hoping to find dropped food.
Hoping to find lost love.
But they find neither.

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Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/28-march-2014/

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Want to read more from Jessie Ansons? Check my post on our recent trip to Singapore called Is travelling with a baby difficult? Not necessarily… 

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