Saturday, February 03, 2018

Grinding Stumps

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

My grandfather, Jack, had a penchant for cutting down trees.  It was a habit he had acquired on early in his childhood that became an obsession later on in life.

He didn’t cut them down for money.  That he had in spades, the golden eggs themselves were worth a fortune.  The royalties from the YouTube videos of the harp were another source of never ending income for the family.


As he grew older he was constantly cutting down trees and looking fearfully skywards.  His sleep was disturbed and he was often heard muttering “Fi, Fi, Fo, Fum” in his slumber.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100.

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I'd love read what you think about this post...

The harp does have a YouTube channel ;-)

24 comments :

  1. Anonymous12:05 am

    Was it guilt or PTSD?

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    1. You've got it Neil. I'd say both. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  2. Enjoyed this take on the Jack and the Beanstalk :)

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    1. Thanks Dahlia, I am glad you liked it.

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  3. Ha ha - it took me a second to 'get it' because you threw me off with balance with the golden eggs. Then the penny dropped when I read the last line. Fun take on the photo prompt. :)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Mentioning the hen that laid golden eggs would have been too obvious. Thanks for your comments Susan, I am glad you liked it.

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  4. Dear Subroto,

    You had me with the golden eggs. As always, I love your fractured fairy tales. Loved this!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rochelle I am happy the eggs made you cackle ;-)

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  5. Anonymous5:09 am

    The fairy tale take on this prompt is superb.

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  6. I hope I'm not the Englishman who's blood he smells! I'm outa' here!

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    1. Not unless your real name is Jack who dealt with a black market bean seller.

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  7. Jack and the Beanstalk 2: PTSD. Good fun.

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    1. The fairy tales always miss this part out. Thanks for reading and commenting Iain.

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  8. Anonymous10:27 pm

    Liked the fairy fun tale version of the story.
    Thanks, Norma.
    https://normashilpi.wordpress.com/2018/02/05/time-to-gear-up/

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    1. Thanks Norma I am glad you liked it.

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  9. Inspired take on the prompt.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. The inspiration is due to eating all those beans that Jack left behind :-)

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  10. Love your fairy tale takes, Subroto!

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    1. Thanks Dale, I just want to know what happens in the 'for ever after' part ;-)

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  11. Excellent reworking of Jack and the Beanstalk. Had me smiling!

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    1. Thanks Penny I am glad it made you smile.

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  12. Your story pulled me in, great reading, thank you so much.

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    1. Thank you Cecilia I am glad you liked it.

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