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Friday Fictioneers – Truth

23 August, 2013

Another inspiring prompt from Rochelle this week:
church_and_tree-claire-fuller

And these are the 100 words that I found in my head today in response:

 

He took the rear pew and remembered the things said here which in time proved not to be true.

Such as the local legend that if the rooks left the rafters, the church would fall. But when their numbers became so great that they had to be evicted, the building continued to stand strong.

The belief that when the bells fell silent then the building’s days would end. But although age had caused those bells to decay and be removed, the church remained.

And that day she had vowed “for better or for worse” and “till death do us part”.

 

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20 Comments
  1. Sounds like she’s been gone a long time.

    • Hi JK – thanks for visiting and commenting.
      I don’t know. Maybe she has just left and he is looking for some sort of guidance in his grief, or maybe she has been gone a long time and he is reflecting.
      I like to write stories where not everything is definite.

  2. I’m impressed.

  3. Great! I feared you might be going to some religious mecca with your beginning sentences and than you clinched everything with your last lines – and made me laugh out loud!

    • Hi Lindaura, thanks for dropping by and reading,
      I came up with the legend about the rooks first (OK i sort of stole that from the ravens at the Tower of London!) and the rest sort of flowed from there.
      And yes, i deliberately made the first sentence a bit ambiguous to draw the reader in.
      I’m glad you liked it

  4. Dear RG,

    Glad you joined the party this week. I love the words you found in your head. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  5. As always, perfection, especially the last line, too often to true…

  6. Dear TRG,

    I wrote a long and detailed comment, hit send and your blog fobbed me of and erased my missive. i’m steamed, but you’re story’s still a good one. Wanted to let you know. Sad and somber.

    Aloha,

    Doug

    • Hi Doug

      I’m sorry my blog was so rude to you, I don’t understand why that happened.
      Thanks for reading though and persevering, and I’m glad you enjoyed my story

  7. I said those words….I thought I meant them…. Forever….

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