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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Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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10 Responses to 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. I guess that fence would seem like the Great Wall of China if you were trying to paint it by yourself. Maybe a few more a breaks and snacks would help. 🙂

    janet

  4. Pain of painting.. Guess a little bit of Tom Sawyer would have helped.

  5. wmqcolby says:

    The Sistine Chapel would have been painted quite faster had Michelangelo used a roller. I like the dialogue! So natural.

  6. had to think a moment…but, I did get your meaning…quite interesting take!

  7. That was funny. Have to laugh at it. I got the ‘painting’ bit. (I don’t always!)

  8. 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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