Friday Fictioneers – Fjord

Photo Prompt © Russell Gayer

The sun-swept fjord has been constructed with real flair. Geirfinnur Vidarsson admires the build as only an engineer can.  Steeply sloping snow-capped walls and a firth perfectly aligned with the rising fireball, bathing the glaucous waves orange.

He steps with care through the lava field, wary of the razor-edged cinder cones lurking beneath the soft green moss.  Geirfinnur is alone in this landscape. He utters a cloud, and it drifts fluffy across the dome of the sky.

Next, he tries to forge a man and a woman, but fails. Head bowed, he turns back towards town.


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

73 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Fjord

  1. Looks like he created a beautiful world. Do you think he realizes that man will destroy it? If I was the creator I would fill it with beautiful forests and beasts instead. Great imagery man, It reminded me of the Sillmarillion. I love a good origin story 🙂

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  2. Geirfinnur is an engineer not a creator. No wonder he could not create a man and a woman. May be if he was a molecular biologist, things would be different.


  3. As others have commented, your vocabulary delights the soul of this old English teacher 🙂 And really, I’m not surprised he couldn’t create a man and a woman. Wrong materials. I hope he’ll try again, say, along the banks of a river.

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  4. I love the idea of the creator achieving all this and yet falling short at the end. Poor man – head bowed as he leaves. I suspect he’ll be back to try again. Very evocative writing.

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