Friday Fictioneers – Blue is the colour

Photo Prompt CEAYR

Blue is the colour of fear. That’s how it’s been ever since I saw the turquoise mother ship hovering over the city. I hid my face against Mum’s breast, not comforted by reassurance it was a concert hall. I’d seen the dark blue anti-grav beams, and I knew not to look into the light.

Red is the colour of greed. Well, of greed and anger. But the two go together, don’t they?

At twenty-seven I met you, haloed in forest glow. Green is the colour of safety. We lived green and happy until our son’s birth.  He was ultramarine.

Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find it here


51 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Blue is the colour

  1. What a lovely use of colour to show feeling, the change in mood – the different phases in the narrator’s life. A great way to harness colours to tell the story. Very cleverly done in such a tight word count. Lovely work


  2. I love your story about colors and their impact. Extremely creative, with very dramatic beginning and end.

    But, oh, they should not be sad! Ultramarine is the color of lapis lazuli, a gorgeous gem and not at all fearsome. Wouldn’t it be great if we had more colors in the rainbow of our skin? If people came in as many colors as a crayon box, would we finally accept them all, or just develop more eccentric prejudices?

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  3. This had a poetic and dark feeling to it. Your use of colors is beautiful. (I would disagree about greed going with anger. Sometimes, anger is a good thing, if it’s righteous anger.)
    Wonderful story!


  4. He, or she, has come full circle. The ending is powerful – and shocking. I’m thinking he/she was right all along about the spaceship. There’s more in this character’s story than meets the eye. Where did their son come from, and who exactly is the ‘you’ so enticingly ‘haloed in forest glow’? Intriguing story.

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