February 14, 2013 by petrujviljoen
Rochelle Wissoffields hosts the Friday Fictioneers. It’s a challenge to write a story of 100 words based on a photograph. It’s fun. Do take part. The photo is copyrighted to David Stewart.
She circled the sculpture, even peered at the face. The expression was one of intent. The hand reaching out was not to stop a fall. She scrutinised the objects on the ground. The work seemed otherworldly. Forgetting she was in public, she assumed the same pose to fathom the action.
He was reaching for something! Something special to be added to his odd collection of objects. And he had to act swiftly, before it became commonplace. Smiling inwardly, she hurried off. Once back, she placed the marble from The Solid Mandala by Patrick White where he could reach it.
(Constructive criticism welcomed).