On Being Unique
In the jungle, where Brian was born, you were either one thing or another. Only Brian clearly wasn’t. Brian was different, and he hated it. Others avoided him, or worse, hissed ‘Abomination!’ as he passed by.
Depressed and slightly unstable, Brian changed his name to The Majestic Zelnorkk and proclaimed himself the new Messiah. In the jungle, they shunned him with renewed vigour, but on the internet he found fame and notoriety. He started a band and released a charity single which spent eleven weeks at number one.
He died, a tax exile in Monaco, old, happy and resolutely different.
For those who don’t know, Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt. It’s hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, and anyone can play. Thanks for hosting, Rochelle! Check out the link below to see what other fictioneers did with this week’s prompt.
This week’s photo is courtesy of me! Meet Gireletizelion (or Girellie for short). He’s about 3ft tall and my junk-loving hubby spotted him in a charity shop and bought him for a fiver. He sits at the top of the stairs in our house and makes me smile every time I see him.
You’d think I’d have a story prepared for my own photo, but I’m not that bright. I found this week really hard. Can’t wait to see what everyone else has done with this prompt.