In the Mind of Joe – 100 word tale

Joe was a kind man, sweetly protective.
“Don’t step in the middle,” he said pointing to the bright spot on the parquet floor.
“Where the light is shining?”
“It is not safe. You’ll slip through the weave and into another dimension.”
“Joe, it’s not fabric. It’s wood.”
He waved his finger in my face. “No, no, no my dear, don’t be fooled.”
We stood at the edge. Would it help him if I proved it was safe?
He grabbed my hand.
“Believe me,” he said. “But if not, take me with you.” Then we leaped into the illumination.

Photo prompt from Friday Fictioneers at Rochellewisoff.com. Photo credits to Dale Rogerson. Follow the link to Rochelle’s blog and join the 100 word party!

25 responses to “In the Mind of Joe – 100 word tale”

  1. What a great take on the prompt! Leaping together into the unknown 🙂

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  2. Woooo a wormhole! Slipping into another dimension…coooool!

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    1. It could be fun.

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  3. ‘Into the illumination’! I love it. Take me too. Great story and such a good idea.

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    1. Thanks Margaret! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. A very creative story! I love how you saw the bright spot on the floor and used it.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment!

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  5. You weave this story cleverly around the bright spot. Good take on prompt

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    1. Thank you Vartika!

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  6. Wow, a very intriguing story. I want to know where did they go? Great job!

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    1. Thank you Brenda. I’m glad you like my little tale.

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  7. So how many more people have jumped through that bright spot?

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  8. Did they land with a thumper disappear? Nice ending.

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  9. Yikes. A new adventure is about to start, perhaps!

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  10. But, but… you can’t stop there! What a great hook to a (hopefully) longer story!

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    1. Don’t encourage me to start another novel! I may just look for a bright spot on the floor and try jumping. Ha ha.

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      1. 😀 I’m not saying anything…

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  11. Dear sweet Joe, if you want to keep that finger, get it out of my face. (kidding)

    Fun story.

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    1. Thanks Bill!

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  12. That’s a clever take on the prompt, Clare.

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    1. Thanks Penny!

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  13. Clare, I didn’t even notice that wormhole until I read your story. Very thrilling to wonder where it is they went.

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    1. I’m wondering myself. Thanks!

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  14. Dear Clare,

    Oooh, now that left me hanging. Imaginative.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you Rochelle!

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