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Piles & Aisles

Friday Fictioneers – Write a 100-word story based on the Photo Prompt image above by  © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The girl in the painting was inspired by this story © Tannille

Piles & Aisles

While exploring in the North Queensland heat

I had to look, despite sore feet

A Curio Store! I peeked inside

Seeing the clutter, “holey moley!” I cried.

There were piles and aisles, stuff stacked up on stuff 

Such a mess, but that wasn’t enough

Lampshades, pots, tacky sunglasses 

Bits and bobs, including old vases.

A  painting, a potty, a clock, and a saw

Precariously placed, the sight dropped my jaw

Randomly stacked, a real shemozzle

Walking around it wasn’t a doddle.

In the painting, 

A little girl by a river

Her sad eyes searching, 

Gave me a shiver.

Thanks for reading

In June 2021 we went up to Cairns for a short break. During that time we did a loop road day trip and found a curio/book store. This photo looks just like that store.


26 thoughts on “Piles & Aisles

  1. I love it when writers inspire each other. I think the protagonist might be suffering from heat stroke… unless they are in my world and I say “run”! I agree with Neil, I feel the clutter. I feel like I should go outside now.

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    1. Yes, I think she’d had enough after just a few minutes. You either want something in a shop like that…or you do as you say..and run! Thanks, Tannille. As soon as I read your story, which I thought was brilliant ( I love fairies too), The wee girl had to feature as a flow onto perhaps another story…Thanks for your inspiration and for reading 🙂

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