Building bridges – Friday Fictioneers

It’s time to write another piece for Friday Fictioneers!  Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who hosts this venture.  Each week Rochelle chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction.  Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group.  It’s a great way to get involved in writing!

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PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

Building bridges

The river was deep and wide and had always been a barrier that hindered access to his fields.  At last, a bridge was under construction.  The farmer looked with satisfaction at the pattern of chains that would hold the pillars in place.

 “You could have saved yourself the trouble and sold the land to me,” grumbled his neighbour. “You won’t be needing it much longer.”

 The farmer lifted his old grey head.  “There is a purpose in doing it now.”  He turned and gestured towards the young man who was walking towards them.  “I am building this bridge for him!”

 

 

 

 

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38 thoughts on “Building bridges – Friday Fictioneers

  1. There is often more motivation in doing something for another person – good for him to get the bridge built at last. Interfering neighbour can get lost. Money is not so important to the farmer because his mind is on the future. I am intrigued and speculating on the relationship with the young man.

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  2. I liked your take on the prompt – good to see the chains used for something positive! And nice of you to give us the grandson returning to farming. It would seem that the old man’s son must have followed a different career. And perhaps, too, we can take your story as a metaphor about the value to future generations of building bridges between neighbours.
    Nice story, Edith.

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