Friday Fictioneers – Giant

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yeduda

Build a house for god-botherers, would ye? Next to my sheep? I don’t think so. We keep to the old gods here, not yer man on a tree. Aye, I wiss that the King, gods rot him, protects ye. But we’ll show ye.

We dug for three months on the hill above yer kirk. Filled-in the pits with chalk. And tonight we took the grass covers off. When ye awake from yer monkish cells on the morrow, ye’ll see it right enough. A giant man, with a giant cock, waving down at you, all day, every day. Be gone.

The Cerne Abbas giant in Dorset, England, has been dated to around 1000 years old, carved into the hill above an old monastery.

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

41 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Giant

  1. Now that made me laugh! What a great piece.
    But serious too, with colonisers always ‘knowing best’ and forcing their ways on others who’ve survived perfectly happily for centuries.

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  2. How weird is that? And I thought Serpent Mound in Ohio was weird… I wonder what an alien would think if they flew over the earth and saw all our effigies and earth works… what messages would they convey?????? Great Story this week. Have a safe one!

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