Photo Copyright: Ted Strutz
Here we are once again. This week we’re gathered in a virtual park near a virtual carousel. Our hostess for this gathering is the gracious, talented, and newly retired from her day job (congratualtions, Rochelle), author and artist, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields; who can now devote her time to the work she loves. We are the Friday Fictioneers. The challenge for our group each week is to write an original story with no more than 100 words. It’s supposed to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the picture prompt provided for the week. This week’s prompt was provided by Ted Strutz. Thanks, Ted.
To read the other stories from group members, just click on the link given below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box. The link for the other stories this week is as follows:
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
TIME IS A CIRCLE by P.S. Joshi
I always thought of a carousel as a bright and lovely ride that children enjoy. Now I’m old, I’ve found there was a special one I should never have gone near.
A wizened woman stood near the vacated carousel looking ancient and harmless.
My boyfriend, George, urged me to ride.
“Go ahead,” he said, “there’s only money for one of us, and you know you want to. You love carousels.”
“Remember,” she said, after stepping forward, “time is a circle.”
When the ride stopped, and I climbed slowly off the white unicorn at age sixty, I understood what she meant.