Friday Fictioneers – Juxtaposition


She hung on my every word. Oh, I was glorious, compelling, charismatic. “If I put this next to that, see?  Harmony emerges.”

“It’s a cruet set and a glass in a pipe.”

Brushing aside a twitch of irritation, I found patience and explained. “Yes, but curated, composed. The context is everything. It’s all about the act of bringing them together. That’s what makes it art.”

Now, surely now, I had her. I leaned closer. “And if I put this next to here….”

The slap seemed unnecessary and unkind.


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

44 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Juxtaposition

  1. Mansplaining art. I wonder how often that worked for him.

    Ya know, reading this immediately after Iain’s piece lends and interesting context to the sexual background of both stories. Juxtaposed, I suppose. 🙂 Another great story, Neil.

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  2. Ouch! Gosh this made me laugh
    I have a feeling this is a relationship a tad doomed. Poor thing. Though I admit, I know a bloke like that… I’d love to give him a slap once he gets going hahaha

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