Skywatch Friday: 6th March 2015 Noosaville 4:56 pm

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Friday Fictioneers: To Eat or not to Eat

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Coming across mushrooms whilst walking Janet asked,  “Are you sure they’re safe to eat?” 

“Yes. My grandmother told me if they look like a mushroom, smell like a mushroom and you can peel the skin off the top it more than likely is a mushroom.”

“I’m not sure. I don’t want to be poisoned.”

“Don’t worry. Look.” Jack ate several. Within minutes he was looking down, feeling himself leave the world.

The autopsy report showed it was not poisonous mushrooms but a combination of the copper chrome arsenate treatment of the pine fence and the toxins in the pine needles that had killed him.

 

In response to Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers.

The picture is the PHOTO PROMPT.  Does it plant a story in your mind? Share it in a hundred words or less.

 

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Farm Animals

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In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Wordless Wednesday: North Island NZ

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Sunday Stills the Next Challenge: Clouds

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Clouds – one of my favourite things. They are so emotive. Filling you with wonder at the colours and shapes.

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joy and romance. In the tropics they allow you to have snow covered mountains.

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They can also be ominous filling you with wonder and fear.

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Spiritual also.

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In response to Ed’s Next Sunday Challenge

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99 word flash Fiction: Red river

“We’ve got to pull together to get through before the gate closes.” Ruby yelled to Luke.

“One, two, three. Pull!” They continued upstream pulling together at each gate.

“This is the last one. Hold on tight. You okay? You look blue Ruby.”

She nodded, breathless. “A little tired.” Suddenly they plummeted down a Niagra style drop into the swirling cavern below only to be pumped at speed along a new river which wound through the lush region of alveoli. As they past Ruby smiled, feeling her energy return. “I’m ready for the next run” she said, her colour returned.

In response to Charli’s prompt 

February 25, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a river and a person (or people). Think about MacLean’s famous line that “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” Give it your own meaning. It can be a rivulet of water cutting across a city sidewalk, a farm ditch or a famous world river. Who is experiencing the water? What observations are profound? How can a river and a character merge with meaning?

Respond by March 3, 2015 to be included in the weekly compilation.Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo: Pencils

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No words are needed. We heeded the sign and drew away quickly after sharpening the speed of the shutter.

In response to Cee’s Odd ball challenge

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