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Friday Fictioneers – Absent

9 June, 2017

There are songs about Saturday, Friday, Monday, Sunday… but none about Wednesday.It’s a fairly unremarkable day, sits there in the middle of the week with its silent D. But Wednesday, as you will all be well aware, is a revered day in the world of FriFic.

Because Wednesday morning (UK time) is when Rochelle‘s prompt email arrives with its pic of potential. Sarah Potter took this week’s:

which 477425427 writers around the world have taken and run with, all creating 100 words of fiction each. You can read thte results over at Frogtopia. And you can read mine here…


I have been absent from writing for too long. But today, determined, I return to the summer house where my desk awaits.

I force the door, the seized hinges creaking in protest. The window, too, will need repairing; Ivy has slipped through the frame, invading, trailing across the desk, chair, floor. I tear this away, clear an empty space to work.

And now I sit at the desk, pen and paper ready. But inspiration escapes me, and the words I write are as disordered, tangled as the vegetation I cut back.

I have been absent from writing for too long.



  1. Wow, a writer’s glitch exemplified!
    Spot on!

  2. Dear TRG,

    I love the way you repeat the beginning line at the end. It brings the story back around. Nicely done.



    PS Perhaps we should write a song about Wednesday. 😉

  3. Actually, I think you wrote this beautifully! Nice one.

    ‘Look at it now’ My story.

  4. Dale permalink

    This was wonderful. I, too, like the full circle aspect of it. I love the way FF participants deal with writer’s block! So much imagination

  5. Full circle and then some. You captured writer’s angst at it’s best/worst. Must write/can’t think of a thing that’s interesting. Must write/why ~ you don’t do it very well. Must write/no time no time no time.

  6. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover permalink

    I agree with all the full circle aspect really too your story to a never level. Love your response to the photo.

  7. Worst part is getting to be so bored, the author starts eating the leaves off the vines. I guess emotional nourishment comes in many forms, huh?
    Nice work this week, TRG!

  8. It can happen. If you don’t use it, you lose it. Great response to the post.

  9. I enjoyed the full circle aspect as well. Writers Block in all it’s glory.

  10. The longer away the worse it is but at least you’ve made a start, trimming back some of the ivy to see what lies beneath

  11. Don’t ever give up…it will come back! (Advice for us all 🙂 )

  12. He needs to start at the beginning or where he left off and write until his muse finds him. At least he’s beginning. Good writing, RG. 🙂 — Suzanne

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