Every Friday authors from around the world gather at the virtual fireside of fellow WordPress blogger, author Rochelle Wisoff to share flash fiction stories of 100 words, all inspired by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are also welcome. This week’s photo has been graciously provided by E A Wicklund.
Here’s the story this week’s photo has provoked out of me:
He Ain’t Heavy
… he just thinks he is.
But what if you can’t convince him?
“Hey, bro, stretch out your wings on the wind, lift your feet off the sand.”
What if you try to raise him – like a kite – to prove to him he ain’t heavy? And he just won’t make the effort.
You hand feed him where he is, stuck on the ground. Encourage him to try for flight. And he just stands there – stupidly, idly (you never figure which) his mouth open for food.
What if you then wheel away?
And he starves.
What then … ?
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