Friday Fictioneers for March 25th, 2022

Our Friday Fictioneers Mistress Rochelle has conjured up an inspirational prompt photo of her own, which sent my muse back to the beginning of it all. My story follows Rochelle’s picture.

Click on the photo prompt (© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields) for a magic carpet ride to Rochelle’s purple palace.

 


Genre: Travel Fiction
Title: You Again?
Word Count: 100

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I saw the snake, backed away, and warned Sarff.

“Is it poisonous?” she asked.

“I don’t know.”

A feminine voice said, “I’m not poisonous.”

Sarff said, “A talking snake. How cool. What’s your name?”

“I’m Petra. You’ll be okay. Just watch your step.”

I said, “Snakes can’t talk. It’s a trick.”

“You’re such a skeptic, Ormr. Read the Bible,” said Sarff.

Petra said, “The pomegranates at the top of the hill are yummy this time of year.”

As we climbed up. Sarff said, “Thanks. I love pomegranates.”

I said, “It’s forbidden to eat the fruit here.” They laughed at me.


Look both ways when reading fact or fiction.
Mind the gaps for hidden serpents.

Click on the pomegranate bush to read more inspired stories.

47 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for March 25th, 2022

  1. Dear Bill,

    Interesting names. I wonder how it would be to just bite into a pomegranate? And nowhere does the Bible state it was an apple. Not sure where that came from. I agree with Iain…never trust a snake. Some lessons are tougher than others, aren’t they? Good one, sir.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks, Rochelle.

      I think both names mean snake in the original language. The metaphor of forbidden fruit. Could be anything. 🙂
      Thank you, Mistress.

      Peace,

      Bill

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    1. Thanks, Jen.
      Your story may have been floating around in my mind. Two weeks ago I opened my first pomegranate and (like Rochelle said), Genesis does not identify what the forbidden fruit was. So, it just came to me that way. I’m also working on another unrelated story involving a talking snake. 🙂

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  2. Your story made me smile, Bill. And wince, as I remembered the consequences of that first act – the guns, the selfishness, the lust for power…
    It’s a beautifully crafted little piece you’ve given us.

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  3. They want it – they’re going to have it. Nobody’s going to tell them what they can or can’t do. Your characters’ voices and actions ring true. Very good.

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  4. But pomegranates are sooooo good! Course, I wouldn’t dream of biting into it. That’s gross. Open it and eat those little pearls that pop… Mmmm

    Oh hell. Guess I’m in trouble for not listening.

    Wonderfully done, as per!

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    1. Thank you, Dale. I am kind of new to the pomegranate fan club, but they’re way mo’ betta’ than any apple. I’m sure Eve and Adam would agree. 🙂

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