Friday Fictioneers – Monument

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Photo Prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Arcu’tep didn’t need to go. He could have stayed in his kraal, tending his herd. But all the folk from the valley had volunteered.

“Come on, it’ll be fun. Drinking, feasting, and lots of rumpy-pumpy,” Senae’tep cajoled.

Arcu’tep shrugged. “Yeah, there’s nothing as fun as hefting buckets of earth all day and dumping them on a big mound,”

“You’re missing the point,” Senae’tep said. “It’s not about what we build, but that we work together, mountain folk and plains people.”

He went, and all summer the stockade rose. Then they feasted and burned everything to the ground. Arcu’tep brought home a mountain woman.

 

Sorry, I couldn’t quite get this down to 100 words. Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

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86 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Monument

  1. Dear Neil,

    I’d say Arcu’tep got something out of the deal. A wife and plenty of rumpy-pumpy. 😉 😀 So next week your story will be 97 words? (Hint: 3 words I’d never have noticed…it’s the ones that are 30-50 words over that irritate me). A good story at that. Imaginative.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. Neil, you have to watch out for those mountain women. Wonder if he’ll be sending her back.
    As far as words are concerned, I’m lost for words tonight. School went back for the new year this week and my brain’s sozzled after all the organization.
    xx Rowena

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