Friday Fictioneers – One More Story

Friday Fictioneers:   Every Wednesday, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields hosts a photo prompt. The rules include maintaining (as near as possible) a 100 word fictional piece pertaining to the image. For more information, and to share your writings please use this link.


Copyright - Kent Bonham
Copyright – Kent Bonham

Looking up, she was reminded of fairy tales.

They’d had a certain twinge of doubt as they stood admiring the structure before them.

She couldn’t help but see Rapunzel offering her locks.

He implied the meeting had to take place on the morrow.

She engaged in magical moments of youth.

He admonished her for not listening.

She reminisced of a time long, long ago.

He drove his point forward with a resounding implosion of anger. “Tomorrow, it must be tomorrow.”

She revelled in moonlit nights, and mother’s voice.

He stormed off, unaware.

She lingered, hoping for yet one more story.

Carolyn Page

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    1. It is so very unusual; I agree…! Apparently though, it is Gaudi. I was so taken by the architecture I googled and had such fun investigating his life. What an incredible individual he was..! 🙂

    1. I’ve been reading a number of other ‘Friday Fictioneers’, and the variety is quite mind blowing. It is so interesting that we all see something so different from the next…
      I take your point about the balconies- They would be just the thing for a masked ball…. 😉

  1. Strange mismatch of characters. Good tension between the two worldviews. You can see a young woman married off to a sterner older man, maybe an arranged marriage. Or a scrooge-like story, where time had changed him, but not her. Gives the sense that she’s increasingly disconnected from her unpleasant life, and finds refuge in fantasy.

  2. I like this back and forth from the woman and man’s perspectives. I can see how the Gaudi building would inspire thoughts of fairy tales… and then you can get lost in those thoughts.

    1. It is LuAnn, very interesting….!
      I’m really enjoying doing these for that reason (well, that’s one reason anyway).
      I really enjoy seeing the difference. Everyone’s imagination is so unique… 🙂

    1. Thank You, Linda… When my daughter was young I read to her at bedtime. I can recall how wonderful that was (as a mother). My daughter now has wonderful memories of our togetherness, tinged with memories of my voice…. It seemed to ‘find its way’ into my little story… 😉

  3. They have some serious compatibility issues!
    She is like Alice in wonderland and he like some random lead character of any of those urban novels. Worlds apart!
    Interesting take on the prompt

  4. I enjoyed reading your words. Several different levels here, I believe. All presented in a manner that gives the reader food for thought! Nicely done!

  5. Ohh, good for her! ♥ The soul needs to be fed time to time, and beautiful memories are very tasty. Anyway, tomorrow’s not here yet, there’s time for 1 more story and to make the meeting! “lol” Thanks for the “fiction”. It’s as wonderful as always. 😉 xoxo

  6. Isn’t it strange, how buried we can become in our own thought, with no pre-planning, no intent, and only one little (or rather large) thing being required to spark the whole thing off?

    1. Guilty as charged..!
      Yes, I can be taken into ‘reverie’ by so many things; a wonderful sunset, a child enjoying a toy, the stillness of mountains. Indeed, life holds so many wonderful moments, if we can be still enough to see and hear them.
      Thank You for such a wonderful comment, and for visiting…!

  7. I think the man is missing out on the good things in life. The woman: living right in the happy spot where something beautiful can take her to a faraway place. It’s cool that even his sour mood cannot muck up her happy visions.

    1. Your insight is powerful indeed.! Perhaps he needs a little of her ability to see and feel the beauty in everyday moments, and ‘slow down’ somewhat.
      As I was writing this piece, I felt inspired to give her personality the ability of becoming engrossed in her own thought processes (both present and past) as a way to remain ‘untouched’ by his agitations and lack of stillness….
      Thank You for visiting, and for leaving your very appreciated comment…

  8. That’s a very interesting look at a real disconnect of thought processes. I’m sure if we could see into people’s minds, it wouldn’t be that uncommon. 🙂

  9. How apropos – One More ‘Story’… I kept thinking that with her own imagination the building did indeed get taller as it beamed delightfully with her imagination and rewarded her with her mother’s comforting voice. And the man…What man…for in the end neither cared for his selfish rigid demanding…

    Thank you for your visit. It is delightful to see the many directions we all take.

    1. I love your connection – ‘Story’, and the building seemingly getter taller; very clever and appropriate…
      Yes, I agree… I really enjoy reading the FF stories; particularly this week’s; there has been such a variance of thought…
      Thank You for your comment, and your visit. It’s been a pleasure to connect…

  10. So well written! I felt drawn into it lyrically. I love the line about magical moments of youth.

    1. Thank You… I love your description – ‘lyrically’ – very appreciated.!
      You made the comment (on your reply to my comment on your post) that you were interested to read other’s interpretations of this fascinating building (I’d commented I thought yours was indeed ‘fascinating’. I don’t think either of us have been disappointed. The responses have been marvelously varied and colourful… 🙂

    1. Thank You so much; I love being ‘left with questions’ too…!
      About writing more..! No, probably not, and yet you never know what is going to ‘tickle your fancy’, so one should never say ‘never’…. 😉 😉

  11. this take is certainly unique, the story very real for some. it really says so much. one has the inability to see reality, while one has the inability to enjoy fantasy 🙂 well done ^^

    1. Thank You, kz… Yes, sadly it is a reflection of reality for some… There is a little of me in there, back when I was an unassertive captive in a very bad relationship… Yikes, hard to believe these days…. 😉

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