Friday Fictioneers – Floating

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

“Why are the houses on stilts?” I asked.

“Rains a lot here,” my guide replied. “The stilts raise us above the water level,”

Though I thought this was really clever, I wondered why they didn’t just make the houses float.

“They’d drift away,” she said.

“Would that be so bad? You could travel without leaving home., take your home with you,”

“What a lovely idea.”

For a year I didn’t return. When I did, the stilts were gone and a cloud of houses drifted serenely across the sky under multi-coloured balloons.


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

46 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Floating

      1. “Up” I think is the title… a house floats up on balloons. There’s an old man… deals with issues around aging. Just googled… it’s Disney Pixar “UP”

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  1. This is what happens when you don’t clarify requirements. He meant floating on water and they interpreted it as floating on air. I see it all the time in IT 🙂
    Lovely writing as always.

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