Like Silver Glass #Friday Fictioneers

“Ever see anything, you know, unusual?” the reporter asked, pouring the captain another Budweiser.
“Nothing I couldn’t explain away.  But there was this one time, very early in the morning, must have been a mirage or something.”
He lit another cigarette.
“I saw a sailboat, oh, three miles out, rise out of the water and glide up into the sky.”
“Like right out of…”
The captain smiled.  “The Silmarillion, or something.”
The reporter did a double take.
“Never judge a man by his cover, young man,” said the captain, stubbing out his cigarette.  “Always loved Tolkien.  Always will.”


This is for the cashier at the barbacue place who was reading “The Shadow Rising” by Robert Jordan.  He made me think of fantasy lovers in incongruous places.  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.

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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6 Responses to Like Silver Glass #Friday Fictioneers

  1. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Danny,

    Not all those who con ferries are lost.

    Good story.



  2. Dear Danny,

    Easy and natural dialogue. I enjoyed this.



  3. Thank you for peeking in on my pages and commenting too…this piece is just wonderful…see you next Friday!

  4. MissTiffany says:

    Nice! Hooray for Tolkien lovers everywhere!

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