Photo Credit@ Jean L. Hays
Exit the Scoundrel
by Tracey Delaplain
Restless sleep and endless revisions fueled the writer’s annoyance. Mr. Edwards, a minor nondescript character, had disappeared halfway through chapter 13, leaving her with a plot hole, an angry cast and a throbbing headache.
“Your coffee ma’am. A charming man in a cloak sent this over. He said to tell the lady that he rather liked playing the scoundrel, so you’re to protect your dreams tonight.”
Finger on the delete button she replied, “I will not negotiate with a literary terrorist.”
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Every time I think I can’t possibly find a story within the photo prompt, Mr. Edwards, my novel time traveler, nudges me and begs for another 100 words. The poor man tries to squeeze every last thrill out of his 100 word life. We should all do the same.
Will he ever get the girl? Will he ever get his own novel life? Those are the unanswered questions which in fact do not worry him in the least.
We can all learn from Mr. Edwards, “It’s the journey that matters not the destination. Don’t wait until the last page to really live.”
Photo credit @The Reclining Gentleman
Mr. Edwards and The Open Road
By Tracey Delaplain
In a supreme effort to impress Ms. Fanny before the dastardly handsome Juan Wayne would steal her heart in chapter 17, Mr. Edwards divined the brilliant idea to take her on a road trip, whereby he could woo her without interruption. He tiptoed out of chapter 13, his appearance on the page would after all not be missed until chapter 17, whereby without an intervention, the widow Fanny would reject his fumbled advances.
The fact that Mr. Edwards had never driven and had forgotten to pick up the widow was of no consequence. He appropriated a chariot and took to the open road. Speeding down the causeway at 10 mph he welcomed the police escort.
I know, I know, I’m over Mr. Edwards’ 100 word allotment but give the guy a break he so loves to steal a few extra words.
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Genre: Novel Time Travel
A Novel Romance
by Tracey Delaplain
Mr. Edwards, having recently jumped to the conclusion that life outside of his novel would be more rewarding than living within its confines, had miscalculated the consequences of empty pockets and limited word resources in this new century. Continue reading
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. Continue reading