Friday Fictioneers – Questioning


Every one of us unique, individual; and yet so recognisably alike in our individuality. Marlon Brando astride his hog. Question: What you rebelling against? Reply: What you got? They asked, “Still using that greasy stuff?” And we stopped; almost overnight.

Do I actually have an essence or am I just a mass of conditioned buying habits? These questions lead only to madness. If I continue to play my part, maybe nobody will notice. And, maybe, that will be enough.


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 – Questioning

  1. It’s always a balance, you’re right. Get too outside the bounds of cultural expectations and you put a target on yourself. Get too inside of them and you become an empty caricature of an individual. Good texture in this one, Neil.

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  2. I remember the jingle–Why are you usin’ that greasy kid stuff?” but strangely, I do NOT remember was product was being offered to replace it 🙂

    A mass of conditioned buying habits. That gives me the shivers.

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