Friday Fictioneers – Obedience

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carrol

When things started falling upwards, I knew it wasn’t going to be an ordinary day.  The colander and the beer tankard whirled above my head, making a tiny planetary system.

If life gives you lemons, as they say, make lemonade. I spread my arms and prepared to float into the roof lantern. We’ve all dreamed of flying, right? But my feet remained planted.

That’s my failing. If there’s a rule, I obey it. The law of gravity held me sullen in its grip as the cat began slowly to ascend the blue dome of the sky.


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

68 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Obedience

      1. I was meaning, mass as in … um … heft. 😉 Ya know, a kitty might float where an adult human might not … (yet? perhaps gravity is being gradually lifted … or, the cat had swallowed some metal … if it’s magnetic power … ) 😉

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  1. That was my first impression of this photo as well: that the objects were floating in space.

    I love the physical restraints that accompany your character’s rule-bound nature. Taking that attribute to the extreme, where he is the only character so restrained, I can see a comedy growing from this tiny seedling.

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