Every Friday, authors from around the world gather at the virtual fireside of fellow WordPress blogger Rochelle Wisoff to share flash fiction stories of 100 words, inspired by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. This week’s photo is courtesy of Sean Fallon. Here’s the story Sean’s photo inspired:
“Two blokes fighting and a statue?”
“Read the handouts before the lectures! Watch!” Hilda whispered.
Rich watched. One of the blokes bludgeoned the other.
The lights went up in the auditorium.
Professor Pound rounded on Rich. “Enlighten us, do, on the relationship between the film and Imagism.”
Sarcastic old git! Rich peered short-sightedly – wanting to impress Hilda, he’d left off his specs. “Matthew 18:9.”
Rich felt a hand slip into his.
“And …?” Pound sounded intrigued.
“The statue’s Hercules. He’s had his arms severed – thus, can’t ever fight again. The men represent Human Nature.”
“Matthew 18:9?” queried Hilda, over coffee.
Ann Isik (100 words)