Wednesday, January 08, 2014

In the Footsteps of Giants


Copyright-Dawn Q. Landau
They say Giants once walked on this earth before their race died out leaving traces behind. Only he remained with his songs of lament by the shore.  A pod of wandering whales went by and spread them across the seas.  Until one day he stood rooted on the spot as his life ebbed away with the tide.  The salty breeze and passage of time eroded what remained.  You can see the outline of his foot where they made a pink tower.  It collapsed after the earth moved.  When the wind whistles through the ruins you can hear him singing again.

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Witten for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

34 comments:

  1. That's quite a novel approach to the picture, to see the building as a giant's remains. I really love the idea of whale songs being the lost and garbled remnants of a giant's song. Really great idea.

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    1. Thanks David, glad you liked it.

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  2. Great take on the prompt. And beautifully told.

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  3. i loved every detail in this piece. such a fantastical take on the prompt. :)

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    1. Thank you, glad you liked it.

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  5. I agree that this was a novel approach. You did a lovely job of choosing your words and phrases, too.

    janet

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    1. Thanks Janet, it was that big fossilised foot that got me thinking.

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  6. This is terrific! And I hadn't noticed the similarity to a foot in the rock formation until I read your words. Great take on this one. His songs in the wind that blows through the ruins is powerful.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. It came together when I saw the foot in the picture :-)

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  7. Oh I love giants. And what a good story you've written. :D

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  8. That's a great interpretation of the prompt...the most unique I've read so far. Very well done!

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  9. Regardless of whatever has been prompting you to write these haunting, lyrical passages, they are absolute gems.

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    1. Thanks Umashankar I decided to do it differently this time.

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  10. Dear Subroto,

    I could almost hear the Giant's song between the lines of your lyrical post. Very nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle. Glad you liked it.

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  11. Very fairytale-like and mythical. Lovely

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  12. Creative writing at its best. The lament can be a great writing device, giving the reader an image of longing and regret of the MC.

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  13. That was a unique take on the prompt. I tried to think of something using the large foundation, but couldn't come up with anything. Nicely done.

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    1. Thank you Patti. I thought your entry was pretty good.

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  14. A classic, romantic tale--well told.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation.

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  15. Thank you - what a poignant story. I am new so I hope I did this review correct. Great story - love whales! Nan

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    1. Thank you Nan for your lovely review.

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  16. Great imagination .. Such a novel imagination.

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments Björn.

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  17. A giant; but of course.

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    1. ;-) Thanks for reading Dawn.

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