Friday Fictioneers – It’s melting!

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.


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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!


Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

~ Penny

Penny L Howe

87 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – It’s melting!

    • 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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! πŸ™‚

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

    • Thanks. He (Antoni GaudΓ­) 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!

    • 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!

  5. 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 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.

  6. 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!

      • 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!

  7. 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 πŸ˜€

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