Flirting fairies. Phantasmagorical forays.  Fabulous photos.  Frazzled folks in foggy fields.
Fearsome fellows and fearful filles. Frantic feelings fueling furtive fumblings.  Frenzied freaks.
Friction and fury.  Freezing flesh and phalanges.  Fair friends and foul fiends.  Funky fungus.  Frightening funiculars.
Phony philologists and flippant phantasms.  Frankenstein festival.
Farcical foursomes.  Fossilized fanatics.

Philosophical fracking.

Friday Fictioneers.



(I’ll be traveling Thursday but know that I look forward to reading every story when I get off the road.)

Home-made Car


Dubbed “Flower Power” (he mentally prefaced “flower” with “de”), the car was staged in the garage as if at the drive-in: theater-sized TV, food, plenty of booze, popcorn.  Girls loved it…and he looooooved lovin’ the girls!

Reaching toward tonight’s conquest-in-waiting, he slipped smoothly into his practiced routine. Lust turned to shock when the steering wheel shot out, trapping him, the seat belt snaking around him.  Her kiss left him, literally, speechless.  Starting the car as she climbed out, she cocked an eyebrow and queried, “Ever hear of Morgan le Fay?  Distant relative.”

The garage door rolled inexorably down behind her.

(To read all the stories, click on the little guy above and then on the individual links you’ll find.)

  1. oooooh.
    dirty little trickster.
    He may have had it coming but not to that degree.

    Where is Merlin when you need him?

  2. seahase says:

    Dear Janet,

    Your introduction was easily as good as your story. Both fantabulous indeed.



    • Wow, I didn’t recognize you with the new name (which I love!) Thanks for coming by and I’m always pleased when you like my writing. Have a fantabulous day in paradise.


  3. Ha, a little sorcery can be useful dealing with those dirty ol’ men.

  4. zennjennc says:

    Ah, a little magical comeuppance.

  5. Iris says:

    I like how “she cocked an eyebrow”. I can just see her do it 🙂

  6. Sandra says:

    Nice one. He’ll be lusting after some fresh air shortly. Great take on the prompt Janet.

  7. kz says:

    this is Fantabulous! i loooooved your story and your intro.
    deflower power. haha hilarious. reminds me of the p*ssy wagon in Kill Bill. oh god, why do men like that exist

  8. yepiratehere says:

    We exist cause we do! I quite liked her actually – my kinda gal! Hee hee!

  9. Fantastically Fabbulous!!

  10. Great story. So, was she stalking him for taking advantage of her friends or did she react badly to his advances?

  11. billgncs says:

    astoundingly alliterative!

  12. Sweet revenge. That will learn him.

  13. denmother says:

    What a creep with a capital “C”! I really liked the line about him adding “de” to the description of his (pathetic) car. Your heroine is fabulous.

  14. deanabo says:

    Ha! I loved this.

  15. vb holmes says:

    Have to say I’m with you on the merits of the phony drive-in–ingenious idea! Now that you’re moving, you can put space for one on your wish list. I vote for a ’59 Caddie convertible, pink, with lots of chrome in the front, fins in the back–great drive-in centerpiece.

  16. tedstrutz says:

    He better hope the gas tank is near empty… good one! But then, she would have thought of that.

  17. Dear Janet,
    Oh Snap! Witchy woman, how high can you fly? “Conquest in waiting” nice. Too bad things didn’t work out for him…well, not really too bad. You made me Google. Fun story with a great twist!
    You are the intro queen, my dear.

  18. He had it comin’… The song from ‘Chicago’ keeps reverberating about in my head…!
    No second chance for this dude..! 😉

  19. abraham says:

    Two for one! Awesome intro and great story! I like this line: “he slipped smoothly into his practiced routine”

  20. Oh my gosh. How long is she going to leave him there. I love the twist.

  21. rich says:

    reads like a stephen king short story. well done. but now i have to look up morgan le fay.

  22. Joe Owens says:

    Sounds like a party for one now. He set his own trap. Very nice tale of the guy getting what he deserved Janet.

  23. Green Speck says:

    Wow … loved the narrative !!!

  24. JKBradley says:

    A snuff film. I wonder how long he screamed… Nice one!

  25. elappleby says:

    Brilliant story – loved the ‘deflowering’ line, you write a very convincing slimy old man! Glad he got his just desserts 🙂

  26. What was that you were saying about going over to the dark side every now and then? 😉 Well done, Janet! (And seriously, “Ick!” is all I have to say about this guy!)

  27. thata girl! nice one.

  28. nightlake says:

    lol. that was good:) Thank you for coming over to my blog

  29. Fun story but not sure I understand why she was so bitter. “Girls loved it” you said, so why not? I hope King Arthur takes Excalibur and bans her!

  30. Parul says:

    Ooh! This is cool!
    And so is your intro. You outdo yourself every week!

  31. Janet, I think this guy had it coming to him. I thought the make out car idea was pretty funny. I loved your intro, too. – Amy

  32. OMG brought back the memories of the Drive In for me – some good, some not so.. good work 🙂

  33. rheath40 says:

    Can I say I love this? Love it when a man or woman gets their comeuppance. He thought he had it made, again. Turns out he was sadly mistaken.

    • Are you kidding? You’re always welcome to say you love something I wrote. 🙂 He was definitely mistaken but he won’t make that mistake (or any others) again.

      Have a fabulous Friday!


  34. Bee says:

    Fun, fun, fun! I love the alliteration!

  35. One of my favorites so far. Nice job.

  36. As a matter of fact I had never heard of Morgan le Fay. I googled her, and so now I know the rest of the story.

    • Beth Carter says:

      Well done. I think you’re sending many of us to The Google (as I call it). Sounds like the guy had it coming. So, he messed around with all the ladies and kept pictures as proof, I take it. This gal wasn’t going to have any of it. Nice.

    • Very Paul Harvey-comment (“now you know the rest of the story!”) I read a lot of Arthurian books growing up.

  37. Anne Orchard says:

    I loved the fake drive-in idea, but would prefer a nicer companion I must say. As a Brit I’ve never been to a drive in and would love to know if they are actually fun or not? Can’t see the idea working over here – you’re need your windscreen wipers too much!

    • If the weather’s not good, it wouldn’t be much fun, so I can see why they never caught on in Britain. At least the fake one was indoors but the weather was obviously too hot and humid. 🙂


  38. Hi Janet,
    There’s always a psycho in the mix, a Jodi Arias, a Lorena Bobbit. Why can’t we all just get along? Loved the Morgan Le Fay reference. Rich in comeuppance. Ron

  39. unspywriter says:

    Very nice way to make sure that Lothario got his comeuppance! Gotta watch out for those descendants of Morgan! 😉

    Here’s mine:

    • He could probably sue her for not letting him know about the relationship, but I doubt he would know Morgan from anything. He’s probably think his magic was greater than hers. I’ve worked my way to the end of the row above yours, so either tonight or tomorrow I’ll see you.


  40. JackieP says:

    Now why can’t I have a little bit of Morgan in me?? Great story Janet, Just goes to show you have to be careful of who is in the family tree.

  41. rgayer55 says:

    I had to look up Morgan le Fey too (I love that name BTW). This poor boy got in more trouble than Junior. Rachel strongly approves!

  42. Great intro and great story. Serves him right!

    • Thanks for coming by, H.L. I’ve been having fun with intros the last three weeks, so I’m happy you guys are enjoying them, too. As for the story, I’m glad you liked that as well.

      Enjoy your weekend!


  43. petrujviljoen says:

    Like this a lot.

  44. Trudy says:

    Really vivid, I love the seat belt snaking round him, and the closing of the garage door. This won’t end well. For him.

  45. 40again says:

    Great story Janet. Love the reference to Morgan le Fey, a favourite, much preferred her to Merlin!
    I also like the alliteration intro, getting to be almost as good as your stories.
    Hope you had a good trip

  46. Sunshine says:

    boy, i am learning so much…just had to Google a British artist and now, Morgan. 🙂 love your story, Janet. had a bit of “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” feel to it. glad this gal wiped the creepo out.

  47. pennycoho says:

    Several thoughts come to mind with your take on the photo. First, great story, well written. Second, harsh but life can be that way. Third, nice when those that “do” get their comeuppance.

    • Thanks for the visit and comments, Penny. Revenge is best served–period. 🙂 I really enjoyed the idea of setting up the car and garage as a drive-in, but I wasn’t so keen on the way he decided to use it. Well, he won’t be doing it anymore.

      Have a great Sunday!


  48. Ah ha! He got his comeuppance! Tricky tale, told in a sprightly and vivid style. I am not sure about the garage door rolling down inexorably. With a final thud, would be more like it….

  49. Michael Fishman says:

    A fantastically fun fable for fiction fans! I liked this one and I see two ways this could go once that garage door is down. For the sake of our hero I hope it goes in the more pleasurable direction I’m imagining!

    • Thanks for dropping in, Michael. I’m glad you enjoyed it and although I can see your point about the alternate ending, I don’t really see this ending well for him. 🙂

      Marvelous Monday to you,


  50. Ann Isik says:

    ‘Her kiss left him, literally, speechless’. I’m guessing she took more than his breath away. Great story. I love your anti-hero. Very funny! Ann