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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39 thoughts on “For Love of a Tiara: Friday Fictioneers”

  1. Joanna (Lazuli Portals Trilogy)Joanna (Lazuli Portals Trilogy)

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

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Aww! Thank you, Joanna. It warms my heart to hear you say that.

  2. tonyolesontonyoleson

    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…:)

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      😀 Don’t you love it when you can visualize the story? Thanks for your kind words and for stopping in, Tony.

  3. SandraSandra

    Nice one. A mermaid on a day out…

  4. kindredspirit23kindredspirit23

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

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      You know, I have yet to watch that movie. I should sit down and watch that movie with my daughter some day soon. Thanks, Scott.

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      My daughter recently got on that kick. Not total obsession, but there is some serious likage. 😉 Thanks for swinging by.

  5. rheath40rheath40

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

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      So does one of my besties! Tiara’s rock. My daughter has one that lights up. I was thinking of that one while I wrote this piece. Thanks for the compliment AND for providing the beautiful picture. 🙂

      • rheath40rheath40

        Ooohhh a light up tiara. Nice! You’re welcome and you’re welcome.


    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Aw, thanks so much! Now I totally need to watch The LIttle Mermaid with my Little Monkey.

  6. richrich

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

    • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

      Now you got me saying it over and over in my head. That wouldn’t sound funny to someone if they could listen in. LOL. I think you’re right. It sounded good at 1:30 in the morning. 😀 Thanks, Rich!

      • richrich

        lots of things sound good at 1:30 in the morning. things like, “go ahead, what’s one more drink?” or “please? just one kiss is all i want.”

          • richrich

            oh, i didn’t even get to the good ones yet. 😉

            • Debra KristiDebra Kristi

              Oh, I know. I can see where this is going. Hehe

  7. EmmaEmma

    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 KristiDebra Kristi

      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.

  8. keliwrightkeliwright

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

  9. sustainabiliteasustainabilitea

    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. 🙂


  10. Diana BeebeDiana Beebe

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

  11. Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, LaughingKristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing

    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! 🙂

  12. Tameri EthertonTameri Etherton

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

  13. rochellewisoffrochellewisoff

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

  14. 40again40again

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

  15. bridgesareforburningbridgesareforburning

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

  16. tedstrutztedstrutz

    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.

  17. deanabodeanabo

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

  18. Laura RitchieLaura Ritchie

    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.

  19. Joe OwensJoe Owens

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

  20. newpillowbooknewpillowbook

    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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