Friday Fictioneers: Cursed

This is my second entry for this week’s Friday Fictioneers Challenge run by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s picture prompt was provided by Melanie Greenwood. The challenge is to write a story within 100 words.

I felt a little guilty because my first go at this prompt didn’t really fit the guidelines on Rochelle’s challenge – she states that your story should have a beginning, a middle and an end. Hunted, part 2, feels very much like a middle to me!

Because of that you get a second piece of flash fiction today. I hope you like it.

garden-maze
Copyright – Melanie Greenwood

He was cursed to wander the maze for all eternity, aching feet treading an interminable path. Each corner was turned with the hope of freedom, an end to the hunger and the ceaseless trek. Only disappointment was ever found. Outside the verdant walls sunlight warmed the air but within their depths he was cast in shadow.

‘Oh, quit your whining. It’s been barely half an hour! You can’t expect to finish a maze like this in five minutes. We’re here – at least make an effort to enjoy it.’

And the nagging presence of his wife was forever his only company.

Word Count: 100

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24 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Cursed

  1. I sympathise. Only with me it was usually shopping trips 🙂
    I have a strong image of the reluctant husband dragging his feet despondently around the maze, sulking like a little child.
    Very good!

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  2. Dear Fairymind.

    I like the way you took us in one direction and then spun us around at the end. Being with a nag can seem like a cursed eternity with no way out. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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