Friday Fictioneers: Uh-mazing, Grace

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


Photo Prompt © Melanie Greenwood

Photo Prompt © Melanie Greenwood


Genre: Narrative Fiction
Word Count: 100
Title: Amazed and Confused

“It’s corn! FREAKING CORN!” Ed said to Grace.

“Calm down now, Ed. You know that it is like this every year at this time.”

Traffic on the Interstate Highway slow crawled in a three-mile snail trail of frustration and awe.

“A guy grows 5 acres of corn, CUTS A MAZE INTO IT—“


“Charges admission and causes a traffic jam WHEN PEOPLE SLOW DOWN TO LOOK AT CORN!”


“I swear I’m gonna come out here one night with a machete and chop it all down.”

This year a pumpkin patch replaced the Corn Maze. Traffic was blessedly unaffected.


  10 comments for “Friday Fictioneers: Uh-mazing, Grace

  1. February 8, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    I love getting lost in a corn maze. Only then does it feel like fall!


  2. February 6, 2015 at 3:39 AM

    I used to love a good maize maze. I think a three mile snail trail of traffic would dim that love for me as well though.


    • February 6, 2015 at 9:37 AM

      “Maize maze”, great line. Thanks for your comment, Carol. Whenever I see a maze I think about the one in “The Shining”. Brrrrrr!


  3. February 6, 2015 at 12:18 AM

    Enterprising farmer. Pity his pumpkins didn’t draw the same crowd, although that’s good for traffic flow. Nice.


    • February 6, 2015 at 9:36 AM

      Thanks for checking in, Margaret. Time will tell about the future of the “Patch”.


  4. February 4, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Ha! That’s pretty funny. Wasn’t sure where you were going but I can see it, oh and I would be one of those angry and one of the gawking driver…well first I’d gawk then I’d turn into the frustrated one. Creative, nice. 🙂


    • February 5, 2015 at 6:41 AM

      Thanks, LP. Life is full of choices, starting from just before our feet hit the floor some mornings.

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  5. February 4, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    It is best to rotate the crops.


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