Miles and miles Friday Fictioneer

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My arms could barely lift the styrofoam cup of hot coffee to my lips.

“Thanks.  This is just what I needed,”  I said to the stranger who just happened to come past on his bicycle with a silver thermos.  “So kind of you to share with me.”

“I just wish I hadn’t finished off the last donut,” he smiled. “How long have you been out here?”

“Um, I’m not really sure… several days, I think.”

He looked surprised.

I remembered seeing pictures of The Great Wall of China.

I wonder if anyone ever had tried to paint it.

 

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This is my  entry to Friday Fictioneers, hosted weekly by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.    Visit her site to read what others have to say about this picture.

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10 thoughts on “Miles and miles Friday Fictioneer

  1. Dear Ruth,

    Perhaps she should’ve played Tom Sawyer and suckered some kids to paint it for her. ;) You captured her fatigue and the dialogue was strong but I was a bit confused until I read the comments for clues.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  2. Ruth, Good story. At first I thought that it was an artist painting the scene and then I realized that it was someone actually applying paint “to” the fence. I’ve read stories this week about scenery and I guess that put the first idea into my mind. Just the right touch of humor. Well done. :) —Susan

  3. This seems very realistic, and then the last too lines were suddenly very surreal. I quite liked that, but was also a bit confused where these thoughts of the narrator came from.

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