Every Friday authors from around the world gather at the virtual fireside of fellow blogger Rochelle Wisoff to share fiction stories of 100 words – prompted by a photograph – and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are also welcome.
This week’s photo prompt (I love the composition and colours in this photo) has been provided by Jennifer Pendergast, whose blog is Elmo Writes, where she describes herself thus: … an English lawyer, moved to Canada and gone straight – I worked part-time as a waitress until October 2012 and now I’m a full-time Mum while devoting my “spare time” to writing, editing and writing about, my other favourite creation, fiction.
Jennifer’s own story about her photo is Fibonacci’s Tower. Jennifer, I almost wrote a story incorporating The Fibonacci Sequence myself! I look forward to discovering how many other Friday Fictioneers went in this direction, prompted by your photo.
Here’s my story that Jennifer’s photo inspired:
“I’m Professor Michael … “
“He’s Mike, I’m Jeff.” The younger one shot the elder a look. “We work with Annelise.”
“Did your daughter ever mention SQUIDS, … “
“She hated fish…”
“…Josephson … Cooper… Shapiro steps… breakthrough… not steps, spiral…”
Jeff shot ‘Professor’ another look.
Jeff took my hand. “SQUIDS is a quantum – time-space – tunnel. We succeeded with mice.”
I climbed in.
Prof protested. “…500,000 Josephson’s Junctions alone! ”
Annelise led me through a door leading from the landing of the spiral staircase. There were others: Russian….
“Tea?” She asked, whiskers twitching.
(c) Ann Isik 2013
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