Friday Fictioneers: Word Play

It’s a double header (I’m all about baseball this week, as the Cubs won!), as this is my 2nd post for the day. In fairness, the first was a guest post, of beauty and import. I was determined to get my Friday Fictioneers contribution in, too. This one was a challenge. I had a few stories that came to mind, but it was this play with word (do you see it?) that had me counting words and keeping track. Just felt like fun, as I challenged myself to get this story written. Three weeks in a row; dare I hope that the writer is unblocked?

If you’d like to join this 100-word challenge check out Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog, Addicted to Purple. As Always, I welcome honest, constructive feedback. Please leave a comment.



© Jean L. Hays

Word Play

“Hey! Look around; this road is history!”

In the back seat, trading baseball cards, as dad drove down Route 66, on route to my grandmother’s house, it was hot and dry. My buddy Joe and I could care less about jewelry and antiques Nan was handing down, or history. A good trade was the best I could hope for. Joe wouldn’t admit it, but I’m always the victor here. Who gives up a 1985 Roger Clemmens? Joe’s dad nearly killed him.

“Turn up the radio, dad.” My buddy’s thick as a post sometimes, and I’ve got a bead on his Griffey.

(Exactly 100 words)


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Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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42 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: Word Play

  1. Haha loved it – the highlighted word definitely gave a charm to the story (:

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  2. jgroeber says:

    Charming turns of phrase, lovely lady. Well played!

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice use of the prompt.


  5. michael1148humphris says:

    I did not follow the highlighted words, do they tell a separate story?


  6. Dear Dawn,

    Clever use of the signs. I picked one sign and ran with it. 😉 It was a great week for baseball. I’m thrilled the cubs won. Good one.



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  7. A great use of many words in the picture prompt. Three weeks – you’re on a roll.

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  8. So fun and creative! Fantastic. Well done

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  9. ibarora says:

    well, that was very clever word play, you made more of this prompt, great


  10. I’m not a baseball follower but Congrats to the Cubs. Super Win !!! ⚾️
    I do remember a friend collectin the baseball cards. It was such an adventurously fun hobby.
    Oddly, the words didn’t pop out me. The feel of a desert and struggles stared back at me.
    I love FF because of that. Everyone takes the prompt in different directions. Clever …!!!
    Isadora 😎


  11. plaridel says:

    a family trip. memories are made of this.


  12. gahlearner says:

    A clever take on the prompt. Unfortunately I know too little about baseball and the surrounding things to appreciate the subtler parts. 🙂

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    • There was nothing to really understand about Baseball, Gabriele, just the delivery. The words, I took from the photo and just made it a goal to work them into the sentence. Thanks for taking the time! 🙂


  13. Dale says:

    That was fun indeed! I picked out the words immediately.

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  14. Amy Reese says:

    I got it! Excellent, Dawn. I’d say you busted that writer’s block!

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  15. Clever use of the prompt, Dawn. Cute story. Good writing as always. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  16. What a novel idea… I do wordles sometimes, but I have never done it on an image..

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