Rochelle sets us a one hundred word flash fiction challenge, prompted by a photo, every week.  Come and have a go, if you think you’re bard enough.



“They say they had to scrape him off the pavement like a pot of strawberry jam!”
“Oooh, that’s horrible. How come he fell?”
“Nobody’s sure. You’d think, after all those years climbing, he’d be a safe as houses.”
“Must have been bloody awful for the paramedics: presented with a mess like that to clean up.”
“I guess they’re used to it.”
“Mmm, suppose so. Still not nice though.”
“Someone said he lost his grip when he was frightened by a big spider up on that ledge.”
“Amazing: who would have thought Spiderman was an arachnophobe?”

PS @Speedway Randy: I’d love to read your submissions but every week I’m thrown out and told it’s porn!  Can that be true?

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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54 Responses to Jam

  1. That was a great twist, Mick. I had a feeling there was going to be one, but that took me by surprise. Really well done. 😀 — Suzanne

  2. Great story, Mick. You lured us in before hitting us with that excellent last line!

  3. Hah … Spiderman a scaredy-cat ..!!!??? This is filled with humor. I liked it.
    I know it’s a bit gorey but fitting if you fall through a window from a high level.
    Isadora 😎

  4. Alice Audrey says:

    Well, considering a spider bite has something to do with his condition, I’m not surprised he’d jump from a spider, but to not catch himself with a line of silk? You gotta wonder.

  5. SarCou says:

    Fantastic! Everyone has their own Kryptonite, I guess. Just maybe not as embarrassing as that one 😀

  6. gahlearner says:

    Love it. From Ew to LOL in 100 words, that takes skill.

  7. MissTiffany says:

    Oh no! I wasn’t expecting that ending at all! What a flat ending for the Amazing Spiderman. Clever take on the prompt!

  8. Ula says:

    Thank you so much for the laugh. I completely did not expect that ending. Love it. Great story.

  9. Spiderman, Spiderman, friendly neighborhood Spiderman … Uh-oh! I’m with the webslinger, I’m scared to death of spiders too!

  10. rgayer55 says:

    What a tangled web he failed to weave. A great entry.

  11. Melanie says:

    Love that last line! So clever. I enjoyed this one. 🙂

  12. Amy Reese says:

    Oh, not the end of Spiderman! That would be quite the tragic end for him, Mick. Funny piece.

  13. Spiderman is dead? But he brought me so much joy growing up. Next you’ll tell me Superman committed suicide or something.

  14. draliman says:

    A gruesome image, and great last line!

  15. Oh! Spiderman is dead. You just broke my heart 😦

  16. Too funny. Spiderman being scared of spiders.

  17. Is it wrong that I’m smiling? So well done, loved it!
    I’m an arachnophobe too!

  18. Dale says:

    I read this and it made me think of a friend of mine. Now I wish I had gone a whole ‘nother way with my story. Maybe I’ll do like you and submit two!

  19. Great ending!!!! Love the Spiderman reference! 😀

  20. That became fun. Strawberry jam? I’ll now stick to raspberry.

  21. Donna says:

    Poor spidey

  22. In the end he couldn’t conquer his fears. That’s why I always preferred Batman. Good story!

  23. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Mick,

    Oh, they were right…. Well done.



  24. Dear Mick,

    Once more you’ve provided me with chuckles. Although I think this sentence has a typo: “…he’d be a safe as houses.” It doesn’t quite make sense. Aside from that…funny!



  25. Arkenaten says:

    That was a <em dreadful last line. Luring us into your web like that! You should be ashamed!

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