Challenge Gallery 26: Switch
This week we had the unique opportunity to combine a Single Frame Story with a 100 Word Story. Crap’s podcast will be posted on Sunday, and his prompt was also “switch.” I’ve included the 100 word stories for those entries who posted them, and if I’ve missed any please let me know and I’ll come back and add them.
I often have trouble adding text to my Single Frame Stories. This double challenge was a great way to force me to use both. I suppose I could challenge myself each week to write a 100 Word Story that matches my Single Frame Story, and I may try that from time to time.
Do be sure to check out the podcast tomorrow, even if you didn’t submit a story. Most of the writers record their own stories and submit them. I did, so you’ll get to hear my lovely southern accent in person if you tune in. (sarcasm is implied) (This is Whiskey, by the way, and not Botgirl typing this. Botgirl’s accent is lovely too, though. No sarcasm implied.)
Before we get to the challenge gallery, the prompt for next week is “Climb.” Make of it what you will.
Challenge Gallery 26: Switch
“Do not even think of touching it …….”
by Mayala Loon
“Bruwyn Bay: If you try to turn your emotions off, you just dial them up higher.”
by Crap Mariner
by Mira Karu
“‘The woman in the photo is my maternal grandmother (may she rest in peace)” by Bridget Zuhal
“Switch the light on”
by Melancholia Lilliehook
“So Mr Alien, I remembered how the table works from last time, now I have the freezing cold probes to use on your orifices!”
by Shockwave Plasma
Proper Switch – “Picking a proper switch isn’t always easy.”
by Bridget Zuhal
“The bet was simple. If my team won, I decided on the date and what she’d wear, and if she won, she’d decide. Her team won, and I regret leaving the terms of the bet so open.
She said that we’d reverse roles tonight. She would hold the doors open, she’d pay for dinner, and she would wear the pants.
I went along with all of that, even wearing heels.
But I’m having trouble with her last request, how do I give up the one thing I’ve never shared?
I’ll cry when I hand her the keys to my Mustang.”
by Billy Dollinger
“This is the wall behind my computer, with resident lolcat. Yes, I really do need 28 power sockets and a Big Red Switch.”
By Tura Brezoianu
“Don’t worry. If you get tired, we’ll switch and I’ll carry you.”
by Randall Ahern
by Stone Semyorka
“Black or white… is there ever a right choice?”
by Serendipity Haven
“I learned at a young age how to tell truths cloaked in humor. If you can make someone laugh, you can say anything out loud. Even the darkest words aren’t so heavy when they’re framed in sarcasm or jest. And if I ever went too far, said too much, opened my mouth just a little too wide and let some of the scary stuff spill out, well, I could always switch on a smile and say, “I was just joking.” No matter. It was just a joke.”
by Whiskey Monday
“Screech! The car lurched to a halt. The acorn I’d thrown with all my might hit the driver in his face. I dropped from the tree and ran home. A minute later he pounded on our door. My father answered and took the brunt of the driver’s rage. Next thing I knew, I was getting spanked for the first time in my life. It didn’t go well. I was so upset that a blood vessel burst in my eye. My father sprained his wrist. That was also the last time I was spanked. Good thing he didn’t use a switch.”
by Botgirl Questi