Every Friday writers worldwide gather round the virtual fireside of Rochelle Wisoff and share stories of 100 words, prompted by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism.
You don’t have to write to read. Click on the blue frog at the end of my story to access all the other stories written to this week’s prompt. Readers’ comments are welcome.
This week’s photo has been provided by Georgia Koch. Thanks, Georgia. Your photo inspired the following story:
The boat had grounded in the half-shadows of a weeping willow. The wild flapping of the flag on the mast had drawn his attention.
“Strange flag. I thought it a trapped bird.”
“A tapestry,” said Elaine.
“A madwoman’s creation.”
“Mad? Look, here is the moon’s reflection, shattered by the water. Here, the sun in shards. Here, the stars, broken; all reflected in her mirror.”
“How know you so?”
“She wove the world that came to her, Lancelot, as the world comes to all women – indirectly, through men.”
She folded the tapestry, reverently, sighing.
“She is trapped no more.”
(c) Ann Isik 2015