Thanks to Rochelle and her commendable efforts as moderator of the Friday Fictioneers, another prompt has tumbled into my In-box. Many thanks also to Douglas MacIlroy for contributing the photo. Join this week’s Friday Fiction effort HERE.
It’s been awhile since I’ve contributed…and it may be awhile again… I’ve been in a general muddle lately! However, when I saw this prompt photo first thing this morning my muse nudged me and called to mind our clever sculptor friend, Marcel. Art Must be Flexible. She suggested this might be his concept of a bird-feeder. I chuckled, then decided to let the tale spin out and see how far it went. What do you think?
“I’m calling this ‘Birdfeeder’,” Marcel told his friends.
“Birdfeeder!” Crombie exclaimed.
“My interpretation of man’s efforts to positively impact his environment.”
“How about ‘Gone With the Wind’?” Percy suggested, examining the creation skeptically. “It’s getting rusty.”
“That’s it! I’ll call it ‘Eternal Truth’. Like ‘Dust to dust; ashes to ashes; iron to rust’…”
His friends groaned.
A woman rushed over. “It’s brilliant,” she exclaimed. “I must have it. How much?”
“Three thousand,” Marcel quoted.
As she signed the cheque Crombie nudged Percy. “There’s gotta be an eternal truth in here somewhere.”
Percy winked. “Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder.”