Friday Fictioneers 2-28-2017

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter
The house was warm, soft lights glowing from square rooms and rectangle halls. He’d met Joy in a blizzard. Sat in her car. Talked. Played Go Fish. He won some, but mostly not.

They married a year later, on the same date they’d met. Thirty years later, she died on that same date. Yesterday.

Snow turned to rain, to slush and vanished. There would never be snow in his life again. All his rooms were empty.

Word Of The Day 2-28-2017





(Zool.)Bearing a horn, or horns, on the nose, as the rhinoceros.


Some unicorns are among insects; as those four kinds of nasicornous beetles described by Muffetus. Brown’s V. Err.


nasus, “nose”, and cornu, “horn”.



Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam

JSW (Just Start Writing) Prompts

Other bloggers have expressed an interest in JSW prompts. Like I’ve always said, the more the merrier. If the urge strikes you to write off the prompt, please feel free to do so. You can link back to my original post and I will reblog your story onto A Writer’s Life. Please try to keep your response under 500 words for the sake of the reader’s time. Also, please do not write anything unfit for younger readers as I have no idea whether any of my followers are under 18.

I am trying to get onto a weekly schedule, posting the prompt on Mondays. This would give you at least a week to respond. If you need longer, go for it. Just remember to copy the prompt into your reply.

So, that said, the prompt for this week is:




JSW Prompt 2-28-2017




He calmed himself with effort. “So, what you are saying is this can’t be a crisis because you are TOO busy?”

“No, I am simply saying we can’t have a crisis. This may be a crisis but, because I am too busy today, you will simply have to schedule it in for another day.”

“Oh for God’s sake! Just when I thought there was no way for you to get any more conceited you come up with this shit.”

Thomas frowned.  “You know I don’t allow cursing in my office.”

Another long breath. Count to ten. Twenty. Forty. “Apparently you don’t allow much into your office. Certainly not anything practical.”

“Just get out and let me attend to my scheduled business.”

He stormed out, smile crossing his lips as soon as  the door closed behind him. Now for part two.


Word Of The Day 2-27-2017


noun [kyoo-nik-yuh-luh s]
plural cuniculi
a small conduit or burrow, as an underground drain or rabbit hole.
a low tunnel, as to a burial chamber.
Pathology. a burrow in the skin caused by the itch mite.
Origin of cuniculus


Related forms
cunicular, adjective


The remains of both cuniculus torquatus and of Myodus lemmus have beenfound in British pleistocene deposits.