PR3498 : Friday Fictioneers


It was a great idea, but a prime example of insufficient funding and inadequate algorithms.

Sure it looked rustic, even quaint, but closer scrutiny revealed the absence of doors and windows, no indoor facilities, and probable virtual health and safety concerns.

Nobody would purchase time in this environment, unless they were either desperate, or short of credits.

In the absence of any suitable marketing strategy, therefore, there was only one possible solution.

He took off the Virtual Reality Headset and gave the order.

“Delete Project 3498, recover credits.”

“10K credits recovered. Insufficient credits for further projects. Account suspended.”

It’s Wednesday so for me and many others it’s also Friday Fictioneers Day.

I’m just going to check but it must be almost a year since I started this blog and if I’m right, my very first Flash Fiction challenge was here with Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the Friday Fictioneers. I’m grateful to her and all my fellow fictioneers and look forward with enthusiasm to the coming years.

Please do go over to the Friday Fictioneers website to join in the challenge with me and read all the other entries. This weeks photo prompt was provided by © Piya Singh.

22 thoughts on “PR3498 : Friday Fictioneers

  1. This is either a repeat picture or one similar. Mine became a series and then a series gone wrong. I got confused. I like yours. Very well done.


      1. Tessa is doing well. Tessa can do it! Will do it. I read on her site that it was a repeat from Madison Woods. I have written on there for a long time now and then though.


      1. Thanks Rochelle. I had gone to your blog to see. Found it on another page and I knew I recognized that picture. I wish I could have kept my series going, but I messed it up and couldn’t think ahead to get it back on track. I still love my first part to that particular picture.

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  2. So he lost out on both counts, building in VR sound difficult, just like writing, but for me you credit rating just went up with this story.

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  3. Dear Graham,

    Very clever and imaginative story. Although if it’s a virtual reality I would think the details could be worked out. 😉 A year? Already? I’m very happy to have you as a part of Friday Fictioneers. Happy BlogAversary.



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    1. Thanks Rochelle. I was an IT professional so I know the cost and time involved! I checked the date and it will be the 13th and yes my very first challenge was indeed FF. Thanks for bringing so much joy. I enjoy every week’s challenge.

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