Julia has given us ‘would seven prove to be too much’ and another hundred words to play with for her challenge this week. Will you join in this time? It’s fun and a good way to see how briefly you can tell a story. Try here, http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-53/ and now for my entry.
Fiacre’s Seven Seeds
‘Will I be able to look after them all?’ Fiacre counted the seeds in his hand.
‘Ah, would seven prove to be too much? That’s the question I asked myself when I was your size’
‘What if they grow too big for my vegetable plot grandfather?
‘Let’s leave your little garden for a moment child, come, look to the east.’ A vast cultivated valley spread a green carpet as far as the boy could see. ‘The great creator gave my grandfathers grandfather seven seeds. Tell me, are these crops too much, too much too feed our people?
‘Grandfather, will seven seeds be enough?’
I didn’t know what to do for this weeks challenge, so I went for a walk through the cemetery and this is what came to me, but check out http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/weekly-photo-challenge-wrong/ for some more interpretations of wrong.
Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British political writer.
Madison’s 100 word flash fiction challenge this week is this lovely shell photo, which she credits to Susan Wenzel. This is my entry.
Ibiza 2002, they met at a club of course, it had a huge scene back then. They chatted, danced, and then strolled to Matthew’s hotel. A few hours later they caught the sunrise on Es Cavellet, hand in hand.
Gatwick 2012, he headed for departures, tummy fluttering. Ten years ago they’d vowed to bring their shells back to the island. How he had longed for tonight, 10pm outside El Chiringuito.
Mumbai 2012, Rahul pulled a small white shell from a drawer, turned it over in his hands, and dropped it into the bin.
Whatever happened to that funny English guy?
Check out http://madison-woods.com/photo-prompt-for-the-fridayfictioneers-6/ to join the challenge and read the other entries.