Supernature – Friday Fictioneers

Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!

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Copyright – David Stewart

– Supernature –

They call it The Bell of Hope.

These days, there is nobody left in the remote village who was alive when the disaster happened. However, everyone from the tiniest child to the oldest matriarch seems to remember it, as if it was only yesterday.

Eyes widen, faces animate, hands gesticulate. The collective memory is like a fever – hot, rapid, infectious.

We outsiders are inclined to disbelief – until The Bell of Hope peals ferociously of its own volition each 21st February at 2.13pm. The exact time at which the sleeping volcano erupted and engulfed the houses clinging to its slopes.

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Perspective – Friday Fictioneers

Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!

Copyright - Renee Heath

Copyright – Renee Heath

– Perspective –

“Mr Riordan – may I call you Aaron?”

“No, you are a mere journalist. You may not.”

Mister Riordan, your latest installation seems to be yet another spectacular failure!”

She readied herself for the right hook. He was unpredictable at the best of times.

Nothing happened. 

“I’ve lost my edge,” he whispered. “I’m done in. I can’t do this any more…”

“No, no, no!” 

“All I wanted was for one person to look at my Bloke In A Dress – instead, everyone turned away!”

“Mr Riordan – please. People here don’t like what’s different, they can’t cope with it. So they look away. It’s them, not you.”

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