Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Addicted to Purple. The Challenge – write a one hundred word (plus or minus) story with a beginning, middle, and end inspired by the picture. The Key – make every word count.
The picture is worth a thousand words. These are another one hundred.
Visitors come and go. It is understood the homeowner tolerates the traffic— the sculpture being a spectacle of the Heritage House. Some pay attention. Most do not.
“Come close,” it says. “I have a story for you.”
But sculptures cannot speak.
“Do tell,” you reply.
“First you must answer a question,” it says.
Like a bridge troll.
“Do ask,” you reply.
“My mother is a fish,” it says. “Who am I?”
Your mother is a fish. You are a fish.
“I know,” you reply.
“Do tell,” it says.
I am speaking to a sculpture.
“You are the son of Addie.”
100 words. Prose Poem (with reference to William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying). Feedback is always appreciated. Comments of any kind really — so long as they are related to the post. Click below to read other creative contributions. ↓
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