Rebuilding – Friday Fictioneers

Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story about reconstruction begins after the photo.

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Humor

Photo by: Randy Maizie

Rebuilding

Tiki stood before the abandoned apartment building, arms akimbo. “It’ll take a lot of work.”

Lita groaned. “Is it that bad?”

“I’m afraid so. All the wood needs to be replaced and the apartments need a major overhaul.”

“I had such high hopes.”

“Oh it’s not impossible,” soothed Tiki. “Merely difficult. I see you’ve made progress already.”

“Yes, the bougainvillea is lovely isn’t it?”

“An excellent choice. It’s roots will break down the cement in no time.”

“Really?”

“Yep. Now that the Humans are gone, it’s up to us Faeries to make proper dwellings from living things!”
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Every week, The Friday Fictioneers join in literary communion to compose 100-word works from a photo prompt. All are invited to join us in exploring the imagination and the written word. Here’s this week’s prompt: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/6-december-2013/

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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27 Responses to Rebuilding – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Fairy reconstruction? New territory for you, darling — I liked it!

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  2. kz says:

    lovely twist! πŸ™‚ but this line filled me with dread “Now that the Humans are gone.”

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  3. AnElephant particularly enjoyed the phrase β€œNow that the Humans are gone”!
    Good story.

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  4. Magical twist. πŸ™‚ I always like “arms akimbo.”

    janet

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  5. Well that was a twist I didn’t expect πŸ™‚

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  6. Jan Brown says:

    Loved this story. It has such a wonderful twist! Maybe the Faeries can live in harmony with nature…unlike us.

    Just one correction: “It’s roots will break down….” should be “Its roots will break down….”

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    • EagleAye says:

      Oh yes, the faeries are all about integrating with nature and even encouraging it’s growth. We could learn a trick or two from them.

      Thanks for the catch! I’ll get on that. And thanks for reading!

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  7. Dear E. A.

    Hope the faeries do a better job with the place than the humans. πŸ˜‰ Nice one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • EagleAye says:

      I’m sure they’ll do a terrific job. Maybe someday us humans will return and think, “What a wonderful place! Why did we ever leave?” πŸ˜‰ Thanks much for your kind thoughts and comments!

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  8. I like faeries better than zombies. Thank you!

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  9. Yay for the Faeries. But don’t they steal babies?

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  10. atrm61 says:

    This is simply too good EA-loved where you took the story-lovely surprise at the end:-)

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  11. mike olley says:

    What a nice idea, using plants rather than heavy machinery to demolish buildings. It’s definitely the way forward. Nice one.

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  12. What a lovely story! It makes me wonder about the possibilities for a fantastical post-dystopia. Hmm… Good job!

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  13. hugmamma says:

    always love a faerie tale ending…

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