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The New Character- Friday Fictioneers 7/13


Every Wednesday visit Madison Wood’s site to see the picture prompt for the week’s 100-word writing challenge. Write a 100-word story or poem that’s inspired by the picture. Post the writing on your blog. On Friday post a link to your blog entry in the comments section of her Friday Fictioneers post.

This week again, I came up with a poem and a short story all under 100 words. I was only going to share the story but I really like the poem…As always feel free to join in. Critques and comments are welcome. Thank you!

Many thanks to Madison for these challenges, they are helping creativity flow. The short story is titled “The New Character” the poem ” Ready” Enjoy :)!!!



“Mommy what’s that in the picture? A buzzard, right? “Jimmy asked

“Why yes son…how do you…?”

“I knew it… he responded before his mother could finish speaking. It’s the name of the new character on True Blood…the one I was trying to remember.”

“True Blood?!”

“Mommy, a show about vampires and their likes…I bet they got the name from this picture…one of the characters flew from a dry tree like this…same posture and everything…killed a girl with one peck. He was a shifter.”

“Jimmy!!! Where did you watch this show?”

“Mommy look Mrs. Lexington is at the museum too…”


This is me
A lone and little black bird
A predator to some
Always ready for the kill

My wings spread
I am always prepared
Like a boy scout

Ready to fly
Ready to soar
Even when all seems bare
And wickedly dry

I am always prepared
Prey or target in sight
With my wings set to fly
I am always ready for the kill

Nothing phases me
I go in for the kill
Every time

I am a lone and little black bird
I am always ready