Mondays Finish the Story – June 22nd, 2015


Welcome to Mondays Finish the Story!

Feel free to chime in with your story.

Mondays Finish the StoryThis is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue frog and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Finish the story begins with: Hey boys, how ’bout y’all makin’ yer Ma some wind chimes?”

 Please feel free to upload your story by clicking on the little blue frog below to add your story to the list!

Thank you for participating! I am looking forward to reading your stories and sharing them with others! Be well and stay tuned for next week’s challenge!

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45 thoughts on “Mondays Finish the Story – June 22nd, 2015

  1. I usually enjoy your Monday prompt, but this one is not only uninspiring, it’s in really poor taste. Aside from the fact that dialect almost always sucks (and i mean any dialect, from Mark Twain onward), the fact that a white supremacist murdered nine black people in a church and that the Confederate flag is all over the news because of the ignorance and racial hatred it symbolizes makes this a double loser. I refuse to contribute. This tone-deaf prompt is a loser on every front.

    • Researching how the term redneck came about, it has to do with unionization in the years 1912-1936. It was the largest uprising in American history representing labor against the state at a location known as Blair Mountain. A red neckerchief was worn to show solidarity amongst the miners. They were called “red-necks” because of the red neckerchief. You can read more about “red-necks” in Patrick Huber’s book “Red Necks and Red Bandanas.”

      • John Sayles ‘ excellent movie Matewan tells a story of that era. It’s always been a derogatory term, but recently is one embraced by racists. I doubt very much if you’d find many self-identified rednecks who know the history of company town coal miners battling for unions.

      • You are right on that point. Many may not know. The photo was taken in one of the small towns here in the Sierra Foothills. The wind chimes were made with humor in mind. I did not find it derogatory in any way, shape or form. I am sorry that you do not care to write for this week’s challenge and I do hope that you will come back for the next one.

      • My relatives were from Matewan WV and worked in those coal mines so I am also very familiar with the term and the history. I don’t mind being referred to as a Redneck. 🙂

    • I too am upset about the Charleston shootings and have presented my views in my post, 1000 Speak for Compassion. One of the most important things we can do is treat all mankind with compassion rather than anger. I belive your remarks were made in anger and inappropriate for this forum. If you don’t like a prompt just choose to not participate. You don’t need to spread your hatred here in this forum. I will be praying for compassion for you. Susan.

      • Thank you Susan for your sentiments. And, I agree with your opinion. The history that I gave indicates how the term rednecks came about. Let us all pray that J. Hardy Carroll finds compassion. Thank you again. ^..^

      • Not so much hatred as a call to responsibility. I would not have participated in any case because I dislike fake dialect, but I only commented because I thought I should say something, considering the timing of the subject matter.

      • Thank you again for your comment. Again this post has nothing to do with that fellow and those that he killed.

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  12. Hey 🙂 I understand the issue that was raised Re today’s prompt, and I also understand your intention of today’s prompt..to inspire humour. Well…I took full advantage of the latter, but I had to put a ‘explanation’ up in case anyone gets offended. I get it, I do… But, you know what I’m really saying 🙂

    ~ Vic

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