A New Life #Friday Fictioneers

Late is better than never…even two weeks in a row…right?  In any case, here’s my Friday Fictioneers.  I actually wrote it on a very good Friday (my friend was coming in from MN, I found out about a big fellowship), but didn’t get a chance to write it down till now.  Why, you ask?  Because my friend and I were sending cameras into the stratosphere.  Anyway… Every Friday, writers from all around the world write 100 word (or thereabouts) flash fiction based on a photo posted that Wednesday on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.

Here’s my story this week.  I welcome constructive criticism; without it I cannot grow as a writer.

A New Life

I remember my father leaving one night, just grabbed a lantern and off he went.
Set all the dogs barking like crazy when he came back around four in the morning.
Said he’d finally found a beginning for his book, kept talking about some little hill and leopards and Roman ghosts and God knows what else.
Never did understand what happened to him out there, so eventually I got my courage up and asked him where he’d gone that night.
It ain’t a place you can find by looking, he said.  You’ll understand one day.


About glossarch

The word "glossarch" doesn't exist. At least, not yet. But let's pretend it does for a second. The first part is "gloss," a word that comes to us from Ancient Greek via Latin and English. It means "language." The second part also comes from Ancient Greek and can mean "having power over." So "glossarch" means simply "language controller." So what am I doing making up words? Well, I made up an entire language once. It's called Angosey. So I'm the Glossarch of Angosey. I'm currently a doctorate student in volcano seismology (a branch of geophysics). I enjoy writing fiction and poetry, launching balloons, programming, and hanging out with my lovely wife! Follow me on Twitter! Writing and language creation: @glossarch Balloons and science: @bovineaerospace
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7 Responses to A New Life #Friday Fictioneers

  1. Makes me want more… a mysterious land. Makes me thing of Narnia, or of some alternate universe. Hope you had a blessed Easter with your friend!

  2. It sounds as though he met his muse and muses are in lots of different places.


  3. This Tom, is fantastic. You have a hook here that makes a reader want to keep moving through the story. I think you understand. You’re there.

  4. Dear Danny,
    You’ve written a true writer’s story. “It ain’t a place you can find by looking.” Classic.

  5. Great story. Love the ending.

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