For Love of a Tiara: Friday Fictioneers

It’s Friday. Guess that means I’m trying my hand at another 100 word fiction piece via Friday Fictioneers. Honestly, I didn’t know what I was going to write until 1:30 this morning. The picture is beautiful, but the story just wasn’t coming. Maybe I’m too caught up in edits and writing, or maybe it’s something else. But a story did finally come so I’m here to play. If you’d like to join, please do! And check out Rochelle for future prompts. Today’s picture is provided by Renee Homan Heath. Thank you, Renee.

 For Love of a Tiara


copyright via Renee Homan Heath

She skipped a happy beat, making a path down to the beach. It was her first day out and she was in a delightful mood. Already, she’d collected pretty souvenirs to remember the day by. Straightening her tiara she crossed the sand and climbed the rocks overlooking the water. There was no hesitation, with a squeal she leaped. Splash! It was a magical moment, full of abandonment. She reached for her tiara, knocked free in the jump. The tiara’s lights flickered, then stopped.

“Ah, tuna!”

One solid sweep of her tail and she shot down through the water back home.



Hope you enjoyed this rendition of Friday Fictioneers. There are many more talented writers participating. The number of links included grow by the day. To read more just click on the happy little frog. He’ll take you to the many shared stories for this week.


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About Debra Kristi

Debra Kristi is a mother, an author, a Pinterest addict, and sometimes DIY home decorator. Hang with her to escape the everyday stress. Be sure to leave your mind open to the fantastical.
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39 Responses to For Love of a Tiara: Friday Fictioneers

  1. Oh I love this! At first I thought I was reading about a little girl, then it became clear … beautifully and whimsically done. 🙂

  2. tonyoleson says:

    Absolutely love this. I kind of, almost, not quite expected it…”One solid sweep of her tail and she shot down through the water back home.” – I could see her smile as she shot through the water…:)

  3. Sandra says:

    Nice one. A mermaid on a day out…

  4. Saw the “Little Mermaid” in it, wondered if it would be…
    Good Job!

  5. It’s Ariel! My daughter is obsessed with mermaids. Adorable story 🙂

  6. rheath40 says:

    I loved this. Maybe because I wear tiaras all the time. 🙂

  7. Cute story! You have mad skillz at twists!

  8. rich says:

    oooh, i was wondering where the tiara would come in. well done. one thing: i think she would say “tuna” instead of “tunafish.”

  9. Emma says:

    There aren’t enough mermaid tales in the world. 🙂 100 words sound really difficult. I should give it a go one of these days.

    • Debra Kristi says:

      I think you’d be really good at it. It’s a fun exercise and right now while all my focus is on the writing and editing, it’s ideal. We’d love to have you. If not this group, I know there are plenty of other flash fiction groups.

  10. keliwright says:

    I think you mean “abandon,” not “abandonment.” Charming story. I was looking for a twist and you gave me a good one.

  11. That was a fun story, Debra! I thought at first it was a little girl because who else would wear a tiara? But now I know. 🙂


  12. Diana Beebe says:

    What a great piece! I love mermaids. 🙂 You have a wonderful way of putting a surprise in all your Friday pieces.

  13. LIkage. I like that word! I like the story a lot, too. And I had to Google it. Abandonment also means:
    1. Unbounded enthusiasm; exuberance.
    2. A complete surrender of inhibitions.

    So either way, it works. Another good job, Debra! 🙂

  14. Very cute! I love the, ‘Ah tuna!’ line. And of course, any story with a tiara gets my thumbs up.

  15. A cute one, Debra. I love mermaids…always wanted to be one.

  16. 40again says:

    This is a happy tale (no pun intended) something magical told in a matter-of-fact way. Well done Debra

  17. billgncs says:

    nice words that made me smile.

  18. Hi Debra,
    You have a rich imagination. A mermaid out of her element. Sort of a reverse scuba story! Charming. Ron

  19. a magical read. well done.

  20. tedstrutz says:

    When I saw the title, I thought this story would be about you. I see it’s a magical fiction and I love it! Sweet story.

  21. deanabo says:

    mermaids! My daughters watch the mermaid show “H2O” all the time. What a terrific tale.

  22. What a fun story! And I’m now very jealous of anyone who owns a tiara. I think I need one to wear to the grocery and laundromat.

  23. Joe Owens says:

    I loved the Little Mermaid and liked the refernce here. How fun it is to imagine approaching the beach like that again.

  24. Well, that’s a turnaround! I thought she was a child playing at the beach, and when she jumped I worried that she was going to get hurt.

    I guess she doesn’t get hurt in the water, does she??

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