#FF — The dangers of doodling


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

It started with doodling on a long phone conversation. My mind was focused, but my hand took a journey on the paper. It began looping lines, first one color and then another. A form began to take shape. Then something strange happened. Just my finger started drawing white lines on the page! It looked like a playground now. Thumb and finger pushed away from each other and the page grew larger. My hand threw the page on the floor. The image was 3-D and growing. My foot joined in, tapping, until the watery mirror materialized. Both hands pulled me in.

[100 words]

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the talecrafting host of Friday Fictioneers.

44 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula Light says:

    Ooh, nice spooky story!

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  2. Sounds a bit like it could be an episode of the Twilight Zone!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Now that you mention it….

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  3. Sadje says:

    Very engaging story Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😇

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  4. neilmacdon says:

    Seasonally magical

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Much thanks, Neil!

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  5. James McEwan says:

    This felt like a gently story with a spooky ending of being consumed in our own doodles and thoughts. Great escapism.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      James, great take on the story. Much appreciated. Thank you.

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  6. Tannille says:

    That’s quite the gift. I wonder where the protagonist will end up?

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  7. memadtwo says:

    The magic of art! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes! Thank you, K.

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  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Blimey, that took a turn I wasn’t expecting! Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Iain 🙂

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  9. granonine says:

    I thought about using that reflective puddle, but couldn’t come up with an idea. Yours? is wonderful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Linda, I wondered if I let my “hand” run with it where it would lead. Thank you ❤

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  10. Your hand definitely took over – in a very good way. Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Alicia!

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  11. CGraith says:

    What a strange world it is! Unique and nicely done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, CG!

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  12. Badfinger (Max) says:

    This reminds me of Simon In The Land Of Chalk Drawings

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  13. plaridel says:

    … and then she woke up. dream over. 🙂

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  14. Bill says:

    The doodle that took on a life of its own. A fun story, Lisa.

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  15. I love the turn your story took until the doodling pulled her into the drawing. Mary Poppins-esq with a sinister twist. Nicely done!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Brenda!

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  16. Laurie Bell says:

    Oooooooo I love this. So clever and very spooky!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Laurie! Maybe that’s where your critters came out of? 😉

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  17. Dear Lisa,

    As a visual artist I find your piece more than a little disturbing. 😉 Imaginative and fun.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rochelle, just don’t draw and playgrounds with puddles and you should be fine 😉 Thank you ❤
      Shalom,
      Lisa

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  18. Starsinclayjars says:

    Dick Van Dyke, eat your heart out! Lovely idea 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Like

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Neel!

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  19. Nobbinmaug says:

    Ooh. Ours are similar. Yours is more sinister though. It reminds me of that video. What was it? “Take me on. Take on me.” Where the guy gets pulled into the drawing world in the cooler section of the grocery store. Anyway, good story.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ooh yes, it gets a bit tense in that video. Thanks, Nobbin.

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  20. authorfleurl says:

    Ohhh wow! Love this! It’s spooky, creating your own world with doodles, then being sucked in. Very clever 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Fleur 🙂

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