Friday Fiction: It’s Pretty – But Is It Art?

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 at the end of my story to see what other fictioneers did with this week’s prompt.

Thanks to Sandra Crook for the wonderful photo, which of course, immediately made me think of Bob Tambourine and his wife Windsock…


Sandra Crook
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It’s Pretty – But Is It Art?

As is often the case with Art, opinions were divided at the unveiling of Bob Tambourine’s latest creation.

Bob’s wife, Windsock, said it was the most beautiful thing she had ever seen, and thought he should name it ‘Your Chariot Awaits.’

Aunt Agatha declared it an eyesore, and suggested the title ‘Con-junk-tivitis’, chortling at her own wit.

Aloysius Danbury-Smythe, who had more money than sense and had downed several glasses of Bob’s infamous dandelion wine, slurred something incomprehensible and offered him five hundred quid for ‘the funny metal contraption’.

Bob pocketed the cash without hesitation and named the piece ‘Kerching’.

(100 words)


Like the title? It’s not mine, I stole  it from a Rudyard Kipling poem: The Conundrum of the Workshops

Never heard of the Tambourines? Seriously? More here, here and here!

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