Friday Fictioneers: Not Home Anymore

It is time once again for FRIDAY FICTIONEERS. That is the challenge where about 100 authors use 100 words to tell 100 stories about 1 picture.

This is our picture.

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Here is my story:

Not Home Anymore

by JE Lillie

Johan strode into the white-marbled hall.

A woman in an organza gown lifted her nose in the air. She fanned herself twice and drew the nosegay at her wrist to her face with a disdainful gaze.

Johan thought back to the little farm he had worked with his own hands these last years. The mountain streams he had fished. Lisse, the faithful, common wife he had shared his bed with.

“Johan my son! You have returned!” King Ecthbert called. The old man gathered Johan into his meaty arms as courtiers gasped in dismay.

The palace was not home anymore.

 

 

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24 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Not Home Anymore

  1. That’s a good, unusual take on the prompt. It’s an intriguing version of the parable of the prodigal son, too, with that uncompromising last line. You’ve written this fluently, and told us a lot of story in your 100 words!

  2. I like this. I read the last sentence two ways. For Johan, home is where he worked, lived and loved. But if he stays and becomes king, there would be considerable changes, and the place wouldn’t be home for the pampered courtiers any longer either.

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