Below please find my 100 word story inspired by the photo prompt from FridayFictioneeers. Read Madison Woods’ story here ( http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/lorelei-100-words-audio/ ), leave a comment and then begin reading all the varied submissions. Endlessly fascinating. Enjoy.
Forgive me mine. It’s an onion of sorts. Aloha, D.
“Why these, Sherriff Corwin?” I asked as we labored. “There’s several hundred weight in the field by the courthouse.”
“Magistrate Stoughton has declared that the rocks in this stream have been washed pure and clean for the pressing,” the young officer replied. “And though I can’t see the difference between one fragment of this earth’s bones and the next, he’ll receive no argument on the subject from me.”
I wrestled another cold and murderously heavy stone and cringed as it thudded into the prison wagon. “Will Mr. Corey care?” I asked.
“If Scylla bathed in the spray of Charybdis?” He shrugged. ”Ask Ulysses, my boy. Ask Ulysses.”