Exit The Page – Friday Fictioneers

Photo prompt@Sandra Crook

Photo prompt@Sandra Crook

Mr. Edwards stumbled over a capital letter as he retreated. He had been written as a one-dimensional minor character and the dusty pages had tormented him for a century. A hasty decision, he exited exactly 100 words past his introduction.

In the pages that followed, his lady-love always captured The Rake’s heart after a scandalous episode of mistaken identity and a passionate romp in the library, thus thrusting a metaphorical knife into his heart, time and time again.

Never to witness the unfurling of the loathsome pages again he applauded his cleverness, foreshadowed only by the realization that he didn’t in fact have a plan past, enter new century.

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46 responses to “Exit The Page – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Oh this is so witty, Tracey.

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  2. Dear Tracey,

    Oh the pain of being a one-dimensional character in a book. Your last sentence do you mean “foreshadowed on by the realization” rather than “realized?”

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. He better starts plotting. Great piece, loved the stumbling over a capital letter, and all the rest. Poor tormented soul. πŸ™‚

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  4. Very cute and clever!

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  5. Clever, my dear. Like gahlearner, I totally enjoyed the stumble over a capital letter.

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  6. I stumble over letters all the time, sometimes even commas, but colons are the worst. Whatever you do, don’t step in one.

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  7. Ingenious and crafted with great skill. You must continue. You couldn’t possible leave Mr.Edwards in that way. : (
    Loved it !!!! πŸ˜„

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  8. I think I know this guy! πŸ˜‰

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  9. Only a 100 words! No wonder the guy is upset. Maybe he can get a spot in a new story altogether. Very witty and clever, Tracey.

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  10. Very clever take on the prompt Tracey. πŸ™‚

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  11. Clever and inventive! Trapped in flash fiction (yeeks). He’ll probably fall into a 100 word apocalyptic nightmare next πŸ™‚

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  12. If all the one-dimensional characters we have written came to life…..it’s a scary concept. Clever take on the prompt.

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  13. Meta-flash-fiction. Very clever. I love it!

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  14. Such a wonderful story! Yes, please do bring him back.

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  15. Wonderful! So clever. You’ve made quite a lot happen in your hundred words, and built a most enchanting character. Have you read any of Jasper Fforde’s books? He has a whole series (humour) where fiction and reality merge. The series begins with ‘The Eyre Affair’. I got hooked on them for ages.

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  16. Very clever and loved the wit! I always feel the pain and feelings of all my characters very keenly, so I can identify with that πŸ™‚

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  17. Loved it! A character knowing he’s a character in a novel and trying to escape his fate. I must echo the others, extremely clever!

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  18. Hi, Tracy! I like your take on the prompt this week. One always wonders about those poor characters who get so little “air time.”

    There’s one little nit I’d like to mention, if you don’t mind. Be careful with your introductory clauses. They are great ways to help us sandwich more information into micro-fiction, but they are also easy to do wrong or over use. The one that bothers me here is “Written as a one-dimensional character, the dusty pages . . . ” Obviously, you mean that the character is written to be one-dimensional, but the phrase actually indicates that the pages are a one-dimensional character.

    I hope you don’t mind this pointer. I enjoy reading your stories, and those in these halls that know me best know I don’t take the time to comment in this manner unless a story or a writer has truly captivated me. For better or worse, you have managed to engage my attention, and I have been reading (even when I don’t have time to post comments).

    Keep up the good work.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

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  19. What a great story, I loved everything about it.

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  20. You’re right, Mr. Edwards is getting more adventurous! I’ve enjoyed his escapades so far. I’m sure there must be more coming up…?

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