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:
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
So sad, times change but the danger did not. Lovely tale, well told!
I’m sure Arn is still there, waiting to be called upon….to rise to the occasion again.
Age is the greatest tyrant. Well told. 🙂
Tyrants come and go but, alas, so do heroes.
Sad one. Well done.
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.
Nice historical feel. Good job!
Nice take on the prompt
Hey! Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments. 🙂