Friday Fictioneers: The Globe

Copyright –Douglas M. MacIlroy

He raked a hand through his hair and sighed. “I don’t know what I’m doing.” He stared at the disaster he called a globe next to him. It started with a gigantic foam ball. He searched on Pinterest and then Facebook on how to turn it into a great-looking globe. It looked easy but really, it’s more complicated than that.

A gallon of gray paint, a ball of wire, and three hours later, the ball looked more like something that’s been splattered with gray paint and chewed on by a dog.  “I’m a failure as a history teacher.” He sighed.

(100 words)

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.

12 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Globe

  1. Not being artistic myself, I would never have tried to do something like make my own globe. The guy needs a boost in self-confidence. I’m thinking he’s probably a very good teacher, to put in so much effort.

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  2. He’s only a failure at making globes from foam rubber. I bet he’s a brilliant history teacher because he’s thinking and planning ahead for his students in an imaginative way.


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