Monday’s Finish the Story: Masterpiece

2015-04-13-bw-beacham“The neighbors were not happy about my choice of yard art.” Tom said shamefully.

Shelly frowned. “Why, it’s nice.”

Tom scoffed. “Are ya kiddin’? This is Indian country and this is a statue of a buffalo runnin’ over one.”

“Oh,” was all Shelly said.

Early next morning, Tom woke up to the smell of smoke. He ran outside and discovered the statue was burning. “No no no!” He cried running for the hose but it was too late, the Indian’s head had fallen off, his masterpiece was ruined. Still, he had to put out the fire.

Later that day, there was a knock on his door. Shelly answered it to find  their neighbor, Joe, standing on the other side. “Tom,” She cried, “it’s Joe.”

Tom rushed from the kitchen. “Joe, what is it?”

Joe held up a piece of paper. “The Neighborhood Association want me to give you this.”

Tom glanced at the paper and his eyes widened. “I’m banished?!”

Each week, Mondays Finish the Story challenges our minds by providing with a picture along with the first sentence for us to finish the flash fiction with 100 -150 words based on the picture above.  


21 thoughts on “Monday’s Finish the Story: Masterpiece

  1. Great story Yinglan! 🙂 Very descriptive…I could just picture in my head the things burning and could see the head falling! Thanks again for coming back to the MFtS challenge, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next week! Be well.. ^..^

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  2. I think people choose to be angry at such things, but I think Tom should have thought this through a bit more, especially if he knew something would be amiss (for unfortunately people are rather sensitive).
    Great and well written story!

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