08/10/2015

MARVIN'S MARVELS - a 100 word story


 MARVIN'S MARVELS

Marvin scanned the crowd weaving through the fairground and took the money for his Chair-o-Planes automatically, filling all the chairs except one – that was for his special passenger.

Suddenly there she was – only ten but already crippled by disease. Her father lifted her into the chair and held her face between his hands to kiss her tenderly.
Ignoring the man’s tear-streaked face, Marvin started the ride, and together they watched as it sped up to a blur.

When it stopped the girl had vanished.
“She will be whole again,” Marvin promised, but the father sobbed, “I know, but will she be loved?”
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Thanks as always to Rochelle, who has 'retired' to be a full-time author but still manages to prompt the Friday Fictioneers each week to write 100 words inspired by a photograph. 
https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/  is her blog where you will find the link to other stories.


24 comments:

  1. Oooh, I like that one, Lizy. Lots to think about in it.

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  2. Wow - another powerful story, Lizy - well done!

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  3. Ohhh, good one. Sort of a Twilight Zone story here.

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  4. There's something so profound about your tale: well done.

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    1. Thank you, Mick - fairgrounds have a profound effect on me for no perceptible reason!

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  5. Loved that. Such a terrific idea Lizy.

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    1. The photo prompt sent my mind flying like a chair-o-plane#!

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  6. You broke my heart with that last line! Wonderful story that captures the essence of a parent's love and sacrifice.

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    1. Thanks ansumani - it does MY heart good to know my writing is appreciated.

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  7. I just wonder that too... There's another place where the meadows smell of Asphodel - maybe a place to run barefoot

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    1. A land of innocence without disease - poettic comment, Bjorn!

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  8. This was very heart touching and mysterious all in one.

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  9. This is so sad, but also beautifully written.

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    1. I agree, it is sad. Thanks for commenting, Ga H.

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  10. Dear Liz,

    Sweet, sad and mysterious. You left me wanting to know more. Very well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle - all these flash fiction stories are pared down to a minimum, but some could be expanded?

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  11. I think this is my favourite of all your wonderful flash fictions, Liz. So many questions, so many (assumed) answers already in my head. And definitely one I will be thinking about for a long time. Fantastic work :-)

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    1. Thanks Annalisa, you've made my day :)

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  12. She will always be loved.

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