THE ADVENTURES OF THOMAS AND LINGUINE: THE BATTLE AGAINST THE FORCES OF NEGATIVITY

PHOTO CREDIT - Douglas M. MacIlroy

PHOTO CREDIT – Douglas M. MacIlroy

“Good night,” said Thomas’s mother, as he fell asleep.

“It’s about time! General Anxiety advances along the River of Doubt!” exclaimed Linguine, the wrought-iron lizard.

Songbirds and butterflies fled the darkening woods. Linguine and Thomas readied their Falstaffs; a foolish choice of weapon, except against Harrowing Figments of Imagination.

“Thomas, why is there egg on your face?”

“Why are you turning green?”

A floret-shaped projectile whizzed past Linguine’s snout. “It’s the Forces of Negativity, pelting us with broccoli and rotten eggs!” he cried.

“What gall! Charge!”

With a swing of their Falstaffs, bullies, zombies, boredom, and other faceless torments disintegrated into laughter, leaving Thomas’s dreams happy and free.

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This has been an installment of the Friday Fictioneers Challenge. If you would like to give the challenge a try, start at Rochelle’s Purple Blog and join the fun.

Here’s the concept: A weekly picture is posted, and the writer is challenged to produce one-hundred (more or less) words of some sort of fiction with a complete plot (beginning, middle and end).

Have fun and happy writing!