Friday Fictioneers – Ten green bottles

It’s been just over a couple of years since I last participated in Friday Fictioneers with it’s challenge of the 100 word short story. It’s great to see Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields is still hosting the whole shebang. The usual rules apply, the photo copyright belongs to GL MacMillan. If you’d like to find out more about what Friday Fictioneers is and how to get involved, you just need to follow the instructions on Ms Rochelle’s site for more info.

Image: PHOTO PROMPT courtesy of © G.L. MacMillan

“Ten green bottles standing on the wall, ten green bottles standing on the wall, and if one green bottle should accidentally fallllllllllllll”

Predicting what Katy would do next, Maeve sang out to head that particular smash off before its inevitable conclusion with a final line “and you’ll get a smack on the bottom and sent to bed”.

Katy poked her head around the door and smiled sweetly. “I wasn’t going to do anything momma, honest I wasn’t”

Maeve smiled and reaching for her daughters hand said “let’s go to the playground and swings instead … we’ll take a picnic too”.

(100 words- yay!)


If you’re interested, you can find all my fiction pieces on my blog here: Fiction Central and Friday Fictioneers. You can get involved by visiting Rochelle the All Knowing and Lovely

You can find more Friday Fictioneers pieces for this photograph by clicking the link below:

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational counsellor, coach and women's health advocate. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in change management, culture change and adoption of digital technologies in large enterprises and organisations. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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12 Responses

  1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

  2. I really liked your take on this — and the charming, gentle tone of it. Great mother-daughter piece!

  3. micklively says:

    Got to keep the blighters entertained.
    Good piece.

  4. Lovely story!

  5. Wow, I’m impressed that the logo lasted that long 🙂 And yes, I can imagine it being like herding cats Rochelle 🙂

  6. Thanks so much 🙂

  7. Thanks Shandra – that’s very kind of you.

  8. gahlearner says:

    Mum is wise. Sweet story.

  9. Shandra says:

    Welcome back to FF! Thanks for stopping by mine place to comment. Love your story insight. 😉

  10. Dear Linda,

    Nice to see you here again. I still have your lovely logo on the business cards I hand out.

    I can’t believe I’m still running this cat herd, but I really do love it and have made some great friends.

    Cute story.



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