Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story about beliefs begins after the photo.
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Humor
Word Count: 100
Mercury In Retrograde
“Is that a pagan deity?” asked Petra, looking at the sculpted head.
“Yes, it’s Mercury, god of communication,” said Danielle.
“You said its name!”
“Don’t worry, they’re powerless, but our organization teaches about the dangers of these vile things. For instance, it’s idol worship like that, that caused the fall of Rome. Here, let me show you.” She pulled out her cell phone. “Poo! I’ve got no bars.”
“Me too,” groaned Petra. “How? In downtown?”
Both women shrieked and dropped their phones when smoke rose from the devices.
Petra looked up again at the sculpture. “Is that face…smirking now?”
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers join in literary communion to imagine tales up to 100 words long from a photo prompt. Anyone may join this release of imaginative energies for fun and fascination. Here’s this week’s prompt: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/8-november-2013/