Carousel of Life

“Sometimes a story created from a prompt is inspired not by what you see, but by something that isn’t there.”

I wrote this story in answer to the following prompt:
Friday Fictioneers – Write a 100-word story based on the Photo Prompt image above by PHOTO PROMPT -Brenda Cox

Carousel of Life

The carousel of life spins in the square. The hippy tram once ferried ladies in flowery skirts. Now, they wear torn jeans and half-shaven heads.

The blue bollards arrived when the terrorists tried to blow up parliament.

I wish to slap the litterer for dumping his can too.
I met my lady where the carousel stands, one hundred and seventy years ago.

Everything but the elegant structures has changed since then.

People have stopped saying hello to me, now. They just bustle straight through me these days.
Oh well, I still get to enjoy my favourite square.

The End


Thanks for reading my friends.

There’s more in the Poetry Corner, Poetry Nook, and the Short Story Collection

Have a great day!

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    1. Hello Rochelle.

      Thank you so much. I agree. I quite enjoy waching the ghost hunting shows. Most of them go about it quite disrespectfully though. It’d be amazing just to find a way to allow any spirits just to tell there stories. So intrguing.

      Thank you for reading.

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  1. I loved the way the story was set, flowing and then the line about the blue bollards showing up when they tried to blow up parliament. That was just such a comedic pivot, and suggestive of what the narration, or rather, point of view might be – well done, chippy little flash!

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  2. I nearly wrote a story about the “hippy tram” 🙂
    I used to think it would be nice to live a long time (or in this case stick around afterwards) to see what happens, but things seem to have gone somewhat downhill.

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