Friday Flashback- Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge- 43

I am sharing this post from 4 December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback


FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo.

This image is one I happened across on Flickr and it intrigued me. I’m not sure I can even begin to describe it other than to say it’s rather bizarre and surreal. But here it is:49276C8D-6263-4ED5-9B15-371A5F48D0E9


Old Tom was foul of mouth and loose of tongue 

He would find flaws of friends and family and flaunt them abroad 

So many had tried to warn him of the consequences of bad mouthing others

But he couldn’t help his nature that took pleasure in inflicting pain

And then a day came when he went too far and insulted someone who was known to have special powers

She just raised her eyebrow at him, chiding gently to beware of words

Spoken without regard to the feelings of others can bring the worst of ill luck

Tom laughed at this gentle reprimand but that was the last time he did

Forks and knives, skewers and pins needles twisted from air

Sewing his mouth shut forever by weaving in and out of that foul mouth 

Did he regret his harsh and cruel words some wonder

The malice in his eyes makes it doubtful that he learned from his misfortune 





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