Relic – Friday Fictioneers – 11/23/12

Good afternoon. It’s time for Friday Fictioneers. Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting and to Joyce Johnson for the intriguing photo.

The challenge is to write a story or a poem of 100 words or less, relating to the prompt. Your participation is always welcome. Please feel free to give it a try. For more stories from the Fictioneers, click here.

Copyright-Joyce Johnson

Relic (101)

It took forever to get it through customs. He let it sit nestled in a corner for weeks once we got it home. He told me he would remove it from the box in due time. When he finally extracted it, he mounted it in a corner facing west. He knelt before it every morning and whispered to it.

If I was alone and looked at the face long enough, its eyes opened and followed me around the room. This morning, I noticed the finger changed position and pointed in the opposite direction.

As I drew nearer, it taunted, “Touch me.”

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62 thoughts on “Relic – Friday Fictioneers – 11/23/12

  1. Yes, I remember saying that once and I wound up in jail for the next three months. Although I wasn’t as handsome as this dude.
    Interesting how your story seems incomplete, but yet is complete. It stops at just the right moment. Good effect!

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  2. Oh, I’d totally touch it.
    No problem.
    Of course then I’d probably let out a comically high-pitched scream and dive under the couch… but… you know… details.
    (Fascinating tale, B.F – nicely done)!
    🙂

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