Once again it’s time for Friday Fictioneers. A delightful way of sharpening skills by writing a short piece of fiction (100 words or less). The theme based on a photo prompt. For more information and to join in the fun just click on the link. As always a big thank you to Rochelle for providing this weekly opportunity for us to practice our writing skills. The photo prompt below courtesy of Kent Bonham.
A new formula? A new building formula?” The man screamed. “You tried a new formula on my building? The man rushed around, arms waving in a frenzied fit. “This was to be the showcase of showcases and now look …
…My beautiful building is melting!”
The other man in the room stood by mutely while the red faced owner continued his tirade. “What do I do now? All my time and money spent creating a one of a kind building.”
“What good is a building that melts?” He screamed.
“Well,” his associate said quietly, “It will leave a very small ecological footprint!
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87 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – It’s melting!”
I love Casa Batlo. I saw it when I was in Barcelona. I would love to have a duplicate house built for me on a beach—my dream home–it is amazing—such a creative space!!!!
I love it too Ivonne. Writing the short story was fun, but personally I adore both the style of the man who built it and much of his attitude on life. Completely reflected in Casa Batlo. Unbelievably creative, I agree my friend!
Great story and perception of the building, Penny, and love the humorous and hopeful ending! 🙂
Thank you, It is both of those things isn’t it Lauren? 🙂 xx
Made me laugh! …Of course, that small ecological footprint all depends on exactly what unstable chemicals the building’s made of…oopsie?
Hey great point! Perhaps it was made early enough on that this building would not contain any of those sort of chemicals … hopefully! 🙂
lol! i could only imagine the man’s face haha awesome twist, penny
Thank you kz, hope your weekend was a good one for you!
I loved it. Highly imaginative and beautifully written. And a good comments on Gaudi’s designs. The Sacred Family(?) seems to be made of candle wax and the temperature certainly rises in Barc.
Thank you patrick. It really did look like it was melting, even though I’m familiar with the history of the building, it was the first thing that came to mind when I thought of what I might write!
Imaginative take on the prompt photo, wow, a melting building – a story in itself but then you fit in the ecological message! Great Green Write! 🙂
Thank you and it was fun writing it too! Win-win situation! 🙂
Haha! A very creative story and a delightfully fun read. The irony is, the building is now considered a masterpiece! Like so many other great “oops” inventions…
Thank you Christopher. Beauty, always in the eye of the beholder (and sometimes the architect)! 🙂
That final line was great! The idea of a building melting sounds like it could be a good setup for a larger plot line… what a fun idea!
Thank you, I didn’t think of it that way, but now that you mention it …
Delightful twist! .. No growth urban landscape… Love the idea.:-)
Thank you. A few minor details to work out but still, a lovely thought … all in all, emmy!
“I’m melting, I’m melting!” Funny concept, but somehow I think that building will come back to life!
Too true Perry! Reformation, the one thing creative types are especially good at (along with unique creativity) thanks for the stop by!
I thought it was funny. Yet sad for the builder. I think we would benefit from melting buildings. ha!
Thank you Jackie, I agree! 🙂
A delightful ‘twist’ – No foot print would be lovely especially for buildings that have little life. I just visited a local restore historic building in our area. But buildings that are 300 years old in the states are still ‘babies’ by Europe standards.
Alastair and I are having fun… and the prompts lead the way.
Thank you jules. All you say very true re: buildings. I can see the two of you having fun while you ramp up each others creativeness. Too cool! 🙂
Great just great Penny.. and I certainly think that your analyzis of Gaudi’s arcitectural ideas is correct.
Thanks Björn. The first thought that came to my mind, actually! Just went with the flow of things (ha,ha!)
Very clever! The building does look a little melty, doesn’t it 🙂
Thank you Carrie. It does look melty (I think) glad you agree! 🙂
Proper laugh out loud stuff! The building does look like it’s melting – loved this 🙂
Thanks. He (Antoni Gaudí) was fairly well known for his own temper tantrums) partially my inspiration for this piece, and of course the rest as you sad, it does sort of look like it’s melting!
Thank you Troy!
Self-recycling building, sounds like the wave of the future. 🙂
That would be awesome, unless the people were still inside, on the other hand …:)
Any chance the building was named MacArthur Park? Love he melting idea. It really does look like cake icing melting.
Cleverly said. (great song too) Thank you!
For some reason this made me think of the water on the witch’s shoes at Oz!
Oh that’s a great thought! Boy that water would come in handy today wouldn’t it? 🙂
Lol..yes, let’s look at the bright side.
Always a bright side (in there somewhere)! 🙂
Talk about finding a silver lining in a storm cloud. A funny way to end the guy’s rant!
Thank you. I’m not sure the quiet person could have done much else but make a quiet comment! 🙂
If you can’t laugh at it, you shouldn’t do it.
Indeed, nobody got it but the oh-so talented genius who built this amazing building had a very short fuse, constantly losing his temper. I snuck that element into the story, but alas, it went unnoticed. Luckily as you said, one can just laugh!
Haha! That’s what I call an optimist!:D
Yes and an ecologist to boot! Thank you Linda for stopping by and commenting! Very much appreciated by me!
Fun story, Penny. You should take a quick look at more pictures of Antoni Gaudi’s fantastic (literally as well as figuratively) buildings–they’re a treat.
Thank you. You’re right they are a treat for the eyes! Even more interesting would have been the view inside his mind!
What an associate:) very well written, Penny:)
Thank you Padmini, I hope your week has been going well for you my friend!
Haha… There is certainly a ‘melting’ look about this structure.. You captured that nicely… 😉
I’m still smiling… 🙂
Thank you Carolyn, I’m glad you enjoyed. It honestly was the first thing I thought of when I looked at the building. Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day today.
Fun contrast between the owner’s frenzy and the deadpan “associate.” And it’s still a one of kind building…just happens to be a melting one!
Thank you Steve. I do love the building, definitely one of a kind (or perhaps I should say the mind of the designer is one of a kind!)
Hahahahaha….. Loved it!
I am just wondering what would have been the owner’s next reaction 😛
You know Ausaf I hadn’t given that any thought. I wonder too! 🙂
You know Ausaf I hadn’t given that any thought. I wonder too! 🙂
hilarious Penny 🙂 enjoyed this 🙂
Can I have a few drops of that formula so that I can rub it on my belly? LOL
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Hi RoSy! I’ll ship it right out to you! 🙂 xo
A melting building? Is it recyclable? Funny, Penny
Thank you Rochelle!
I like environmentalists. 😉
AnElephantCant help thinking
It’s a shame the building is starting to melt
But being so rude
Will do that chap no good
He really should not have yelled
Thank you. To me it really does look like its melting, I guess I’m the only one that saw that perspective. I do love the building though! 🙂 xx
I think this should be re-titled “Daily Fictioneers” since it’s a recurring event and not necessarily on a Friday. Can anyone participate in this? Or, do we have to get invited?
All you have to do is write a story that goes with the prompt of the week. Just go to my blog page for the directions and jump in.
Hi Alejandro, sorry I didn’t respond earlier today, busy with other chores. Rochelle is the hostess for the Friday Fictioneers and her advice is sound, give it a try my friend, I have a hunch you’ll be quite good at it!
Hahahaha! Funny, but also ORIGINAL, too! I like this! Thanks, Penny!
Thank you, It did look like is was melting, sort of, glad you liked it!
Not a good contender for “Grand Designs,” Kevin McCLeod would not be impressed. On the other hand, I’m very impressed – with your imagination and story 😀
Thank you Lyn. 🙂
Now that you mention it, it does appear to be melting! Full marks for observation. Well done Penny.
Thank you Sandra. Much appreciated.
Can’t argue with the logical!
Great laugh thank you…
Oh brilliant. Brilliantly brilliant. Thanks for the laugh Penny 😀
Thank you Alastair! Glad I made you laugh my friend! 🙂
I want one , I think every utility company should be like this 🙂
I agree Len! 🙂
I find this hilarious! But of course that’s not my one of a kind building!
Very funny this!
Thank you very much! 🙂