The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo. This week’s photo credit goes to “What’s His Name.” I’m not making that up: it’s what was posted on our host’s website (Rochelle Wisoff-Fields). I checked three times to see if it had been updated. Nope.
Janie’s heart raced with excitement as she perused the “treasures” in the barn. She wanted to be just like Joanna on the HGTV show “Fixer Upper.” Janie looked at everything with Joanna’s eyes: old window frames as mirror frames; reclaimed wood as wall accents; and that claw-footed bathtub – to die for!
Janie invited her mother over before the open house. “What do you think?”
“Is this what passes for stylish these days?”
Janie looked at her mother with new eyes, wondering how much work it would take to fix up her mother with an updated outlook on life.
To read other Friday Fictioneer stories based on this photo, select the smiley blue frog.
Oh dear, that would be a challenge, Mothers don’t change easily… I know I have tried to change mine often. great turn on the prompt.
Parents . . . you try to raise them right!
God forbid that any one of us would know better than our Mothers.
Haha this fixer upper story is droll.
Ha ha – loved that ending!
Susan A Eames at
Travel, Fiction and Photos
Oh what a blow when you lose the rose colored glasses you see your parents through. Nice take on the prompt.
Nothing like parents to take the wind out of our sails… by the way, if you clicked on the “What’s his name” you would be directed to Russell Gayer’s site 😉
Thanks for the info on Russell’s website. Maybe it didn’t look like a link to me??
I guess 😊
Oh – I didn’t know WhatsIsName was Russell either! Some parents need an injection of tact.
I think junk can be treasures too… but parents won’t like it.
What a delightful twist! Thanks for the smile ~ or maybe not. Would I want someone to remake me? No matter, I loved this wee tale.
Poor Janie, I love junk – it can make for some great conversation pieces in your house! Nice!
I watched a movie recently in which a child said, “Parents are a lot of work, but in the end, it’s worth it.” 🙂