Photo prompt © Roger Bulltot



Kelvin M. Knight

There was no point denying it. His castle didn’t have towers bristling with multicoloured banners, nor shields sparkling from its walls, with multitudes of arrows and swords proclaiming, ‘Fight my might!’

His purpose was clear: not to keep people out but to keep them near. That’s why his portcullis rusted in its up position, why his drawbridge rotted in the mud. With open arms, he welcomed everyone, despite such actions ensuring everything would crumble.

Except the wild flowers spreading beauty wherever he stumbled. Lost in their scent, he grinned toothlessly. He didn’t need to doubt or understand why; he knew.

(100 words)

Thank you to everyone for taking part this week (01/09/17), and reading each other’s stories, and liking, and commenting. You don’t have to be a Friday Fictioneer to read our stories so please don’t be shy, there’s a mix of styles and storylines all inspired by the same photo. To read other aspiring writers’ stories, click the Blue Frog.

Thanks, as ever, to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers so congenially.

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20 thoughts on “Acceptance

  1. This has such a fairy tale feel to it, and I think it’s lovely. I like this lord of the castle. Wild flowers spread wherever he goes, what better end. Better crumble after a fulfilled life than endure in coldness.

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  2. This was an enchanting tale, Kelvin. It the medieval times, the community would flock to find shelter within the walls of the castle. It was a place of safety and community. I daresay we could all use a few ‘castles’ in our lives in these days and times. Really enjoyed your take on the prompt.

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