Friday Fictioneers: Custom Fitted

Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below.

±100 words based on this Photo prompt © Björn Rudberg

Photo prompt © Björn Rudberg

Genre: Musings
Word Count: 100

 At first glance the lush green overgrown weeds add a romantic element to the solidly built stone stairway.

A second glance at the hand-fitted, dry-laid stones confirms the work of a master Stone Mason.

How long did it take to build this?

But it is the third glance that focuses our attention on the here and now.

In that instant we see the straight lines of the concrete gutter that runs along the side of the stone stairs.

Water diversion: A detail so subtle, yet so necessary, to ensure the longevity of the structure.

Plan ahead.

Thank you.

  5 comments for “Friday Fictioneers: Custom Fitted

  1. December 28, 2014 at 12:05 PM

    This is a great example of why each of our stories matter! You pointed me in a direction that I wasn’t already going with this image; which by the way is very special. I wish I had a pair of steps like that, they look so magical.

    I appreciate the simplicity you use taking us through the elements then your subtle “WHAM” (or so it felt for me) and we’re into just as you said “the here and now”. I never even though how much of a disaster that would be without the appropriate drainage! Good eye!

    • December 28, 2014 at 7:10 PM

      Thanks. The “water awareness” is a result of living in California for 34 years.

      Sent from my iPhone


      • January 2, 2015 at 12:34 PM

        I believe that!

  2. December 26, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Succinctly sagacious, superb!

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