Today’s Friday Flash Fiction post is my take on the photo prompt provided by Madison Woods. Visit her website  and find links to other Friday Flash Fiction stories from authors around the globe.  Please post the link to your story with your comment.

Casting Call

Hey, look at this,” said Cara
Rochelle hopped across the gray stones toward the cavern’s mouth. “Looks like sticks, stones, and bird bones to me,” she replied.
“But look at how they’re arranged. I bet it’s some sort of cryptic message. In the old days, fortune tellers used stuff like this to predict the future.”
“Really,” said Rochelle sarcastically. “Let me give it a try. The bones say ‘men will encircle you, shouting chants, and casting lots for your clothing’”
“That’s ridiculous.” Cara raked the blonde hair behind her ears. “Let’s go. I have an audition at the Pink Pussycat at five.”

13 Comments on “

  1. Russell, I love reading your take on these photos. Nobody else can surpass your creativity! Loved "Cara raked the blonde hair . . ." Excellent!


  2. I like how you related this picture to the magical shaman ideas and still set it the real world, and depicted the two girls so clearly, Russell. Nice little story.


  3. Great take on this! Very creative and funny. Nice job, as usual. I am getting ready (make that SHOULD BE) for two book signings this weekend, so I'll play again next week.


  4. I loved the way "sticks, stones, and bird bones" kind of tumbles out of the mouth. Good job, I enjoyed the forecast that she'd be encircled by men, shouting, chanting, and casting lots for her clothes; self-fullfilling of a stripper at the Pink Pussycat, perhaps?


  5. That was so cute! You took the grimness right out of those bones and set them sparkling in her silly blonde head!Lindaura


  6. Bravo. This is the first submission based on the above photo that gave me a good chuckle. Thank you for your clever, whimsical sense of humor. And yes, she may have to remove her clothes at that audition based on the name of the place. LOL. Here's


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