Friday Fictioneers: The Last Chandelier

Every week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a photo prompt on her website and her Friday Fictioneers write flash fiction inspired by the prompt. This week’s prompt is: 

photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

photo by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The Last Chandelier (100 words)

Aaron stared up at the chandelier from where he lay sprawled upon the parquet floor. Once, he had swung from one of those heavy, cast-iron arms for to save his beloved. His sword had flashed — as had his grin — as he made fools of the tyrant’s men come to take his love and his life.

Then, he had not been “Aaron.” “Arn” was more daring.

Long ago, that day. Elzabet had gone before him two years past; there were new tyrants. Aaron had not Arn’s strength to swing from chandeliers.

So he lay among memories as the tyrant’s men laughed.

17 June 2015

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9 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: The Last Chandelier

  1. So sad, times change but the danger did not. Lovely tale, well told!

  2. hafong says:

    I’m sure Arn is still there, waiting to be called upon….to rise to the occasion again.


  3. Archon's Den says:

    Age is the greatest tyrant. Well told. 🙂

  4. micklively says:

    Tyrants come and go but, alas, so do heroes.
    Good piece.

  5. Sandra says:

    Sad one. Well done.

  6. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Too bad he couldn’t invoke the Arn in him. Then again, even the tyrants had changed. Maybe the Arn in him might not have been enough.

  7. Nice historical feel. Good job!

  8. DeeDee says:

    Nice take on the prompt

  9. C. Patrick says:

    Hey! Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments. 🙂

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