Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about a man with more than what meets the eye, begins after the photo.
Genre: Speculative Fiction/Humor
That’s a real man, noted Constable Jenkins, as he watched old man Farley “roughing it” at the cliff edge with nothing more than a blanket and some scones. He figured Farley was homeless, living off squirrels he caught and donations from passers-by. Rough, but Jenkins appreciated Farley’s sacrifice of comfort to keep watch in case the monsters returned from the sea.
Jenkins never saw Farley start a cellphone app. It started the AC in Farley’s house, hidden a few feet below the cliff edge. Farley’s house would be cool and lunch hot when he returned from his vigil atop the cliff.
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers join at the edges of cliffs to compose fascinating flash fiction with very little friction and a lot of fun. Look here for more stories based upon the photo above: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/8-august-2014/