Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: The Somonyng

FF 27022015 Walk Railway Line Dog Dawn K LandauEvery 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. I know, I’m coming in late (again).

This week’s photo prompt is courtesy Dawn Q Landau

Thanks, Dawn.

Here’s the story your photo inspired:


The Somonyng

What can I do but follow? I’m an old dog now and they’re my home. Wherever they go, I go with them.

It’s been like this, since … Ceaselessly wandering, my humans. They have no choice, but that’s long forgotten, except for cellular memories, urging.

They call it many things, the restlessness. Career move. Downsizing. Looking for a better life.

They’re looking, never seeing, never finding that perfect place that’s back of the longing – that Eden.

“Keep up, Everyman!”

Keep up? Haven’t they heard of leading from the rear?

I’m Everyman, I go with them. I’m an old god now.

Ann Isik
100 words

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11 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 100 Word Flash Fiction Challenge: The Somonyng

  1. Good job, Ann, and the type of story I expect from you: somewhat cryptic, always thought-provoking, often a bit (or more) sad. Glad I managed to find it before the next round begins!


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  2. This has to be one of my favorite stories this week..and after googling a little I got the reference to summonyng the everyman… a god that sees the futility of men in modern setting.

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    • AnnIsikArts says:

      Thank you Bjorn for your interest in my tale. I never know whether to add a note of reference about the source of the story or not. The story needs, of course, to stand on its own. 🙂


  3. i b arora says:

    “they’re looking, never seeing never finding…” how true, nice post

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  4. plaridel says:

    oh, the travails of modern life. well done.


  5. Dear Ann,

    Either Everyman has a dog complex or he’s dylexic. ;). Clever.



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