The Web #Friday Fictioneers

I used to have this dream about that one vacation in New York, the time we saw the Statue of Liberty.  In my dream her torch is still gold but the arm holding it is silver, you know? Chest and clothes and stuff still made of the dull green copper but her legs, man, they’re rusting iron and the feet are all clayey and cracking.
Anyways I don’t sleep much anymore, you know? Just keep searching the web for spiders all night long.
Feels like I’m snowed in, man – haven’t left my room in weeks.


I recently met a scientist I very much respect (having read several of his papers), and we discussed the art of writing and what it means to communicate.  He and I agreed that it is the author’s fault if the reader does not understand.  In fact, if agreeing with the writer is a 1 and disagreeing is 0, then not understanding is NULL…the computer is off.  Enough rambling!  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.

I welcome constructive criticism; without it I cannot grow as a writer.  The weekly photo that inspired this story is below:


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 The Web #Friday Fictioneers

  1. Shades of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar and the fall of Babylon. 🙂


  2. Dear Danny,

    Interesting characterization in this narrative/musing.



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