Friday Fictioneers – 2013-11-08

Friday Fictioneers is a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – the challenge: write a story in 100 words, based on an image.

Dust Made Stone.

Some say the old gods died long ago.  Some, they say, were reborn with different names, only to die again.

Hermes became Mercury, Eros became Cupid only to be lost again in time.  I have heard it all before, more than I care.

Most of their statues are reminders of what was, but some are not. These are the scariest of all – for they are prisons, holding the dust of what was.

Imagine: trapped for all eternity, staring out at the nameless faces passing below while you live on, eternally damned.

That is my fate, since I met Medusa.

Copyright-Al Forbe

About mtdecker

Just your average writer- which is to say, I have a full-time job developing and testing software.
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20 Responses to Friday Fictioneers – 2013-11-08

  1. Ooooh Spooky! I love the regality of the last line. I certainly would not like to have her back!

  2. hugmamma says:

    Wonderful combination of the gods…and real life.

  3. Linda Vernon says:

    Oh that is a terrifying thought. Being stuck in stone to stare out for eternity. I don’t even like sitting at my computer for more than 45 minues! Great story KZ!!

  4. Linda Vernon says:

    Oops! Sorry to call you KZ. I was looking at hers when I clicked on yours! LOL!

  5. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    NIce take on the prompt.

  6. DCTdesigns says:

    Brilliant. I started off philosophizing recycled Gods only to be hit with the paralyzing reality of Medusa.

  7. Wonderful blending of myth and fantasy… well done.

  8. Sandra says:

    That Medusa has a lot to answer for. Nice take.

  9. atrm61 says:

    Oh boy!This was excellent!That Medusa was never one to mess with-poor soul,still paying!

  10. mike olley says:

    So cold, so heartless, a fate worse than death. Very well told. Loved it.

  11. Well stated. You don’t want to mess with Medusa as a god or mortal

  12. Trapped for eternity… Shiver! Well done!

  13. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear MT,

    A expertly conjured spell. I was there with him, locked in stone for eternity, lost in your words. Well done.



  14. Dear MT,

    You’ve captured the prisoner’s fate. Well done.



  15. CherryPickens says:

    Nice take on the prompt, but be sure to come by for a different look at Medusa. 😉 I do like how the gods die and are reborn. It’s a good take on what’s happened.

  16. Great twist at the end of a wonderfully structured piece.

  17. Ah… yes we both went Medusa on this. Loved this.

  18. pattisj says:

    Enjoyed your take on the prompt.

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