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Be Brave (Friday Fictioneers)

August 9, 2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio


Bethze crept closer, wrapping her hand around a blade of grass. Shaking her shoulders, she drew her wings in tight against her back. Couldn’t see or hear the monster. She crawled between the long waving fronds wanting to see the porch. That’s what the big people call it. A Porch. Funny name.

She wriggled enough to peer toward the mirror-like glass door.

“Woof woof woof!”

“Eeep!” Bethze fell back onto her butt. “Monster!”

The sniffing grew. A wet black nose appeared. “Yip!” The head disappeared. She followed it and grinned at the long tongue and wagging tail. “Awww, cute monster.”



This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

Word count: 100


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  1. Is this a new style for you, Laurie?

  2. Light fun read. Perhaps you would say this is a lovely tale for children.

  3. A small visitor from a magical land. Sweet.

  4. Who’s a good doggie? You are. Yes, you are.

  5. That’s a fun version of a fairy story for the twenty-first century. What happened next?

  6. Excellent, Laurie

  7. Luneah Wallis permalink

    Amazingly gud doggo


  8. Monsters don’t come much cuter than that!

    Click to visit Keith’s Ramblings!

  9. Dear Laurie,

    Awww, even a fairy can appreciate a puppy. Love this. Imaginative and fun.



  10. What a delightful tale among many that are rather bleak this week. Good writing, a fun read.

  11. Ha ha – sweet story – I loved how she found the ‘monster’ cute.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  12. That was absolutely delightful… can see this turning into a children’s book…

  13. Sweet little winged thing – very appealing characterisation and loved the reaction to the dog.

  14. Sarah Ann permalink

    A timid yet brave little Bethze encounters a friendly dog, thankfully. Delightfully told.

  15. gahlearner permalink

    Who could resist a puppy? Very cute and imaginative. Made me smile.

  16. Excellent piece.

  17. michael1148humphris permalink

    Lovely, yes lovely

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