Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday Fictioneers: "An 'Experience' "
Here's this week's attempt at a 100-word story based on a photo prompt for Friday Fictioneers. I have gone over the word count significantly the last few times and decided to go spare this time. Please join us if you'd like!
I was dubious about the lighthouse for our next B&B. The last was a comfy pink Victorian with a creaky fan and a claw-foot tub, crowded mantels, and tasseled velvet.
But here the seagulls screamed and swooped, and the spotlight high above us groaned. Our hostess, flecked with iridescent scales, thumped down the platter of fresh boiled fish, gestured to the lump of butter and the bottle of hot sauce by the tureen of hot grits, and grinned at us, arms akimbo. A sticky gust of bright wind blew open the shutters as we scraped back our wooden stools.