Waiting On My Man: #FridayFictioneers



PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Waiting On My Man

Milling, milling, milling around. That’s all they do, day after day after day.

They pass me by while doing all those annoying things they do: ignore the screaming kids; scratch their butts; play grab ass; heads bowed, not in genuflection, but consumed by their new iGods; and kiss.

Damn, I miss kissing.

Hephaestus, you bástardos! I’ve been standing around for, oh, over 2,000 of these mortal years, waiting for your sorry ass to show up. ‘I’ll be right back, baby,’ you said. ‘Just wait right here, babe’,” you said. You said a lot of things and I. AM. STILL. WAITING!


Author’s Note:

It’s #Friday Fictioneers prompt time (and why do I want to sing that to the Howdy Doody theme song?), as always created and hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields on her blog, Addicted To Purple.

The rules are simple:

    1. Use the photo on Addicted to Purple as your prompt.
    2. Write a 100 word story, complete with beginning, middle, and end.
    3. Make every word count.
    4. It is proper etiquette to give the contributor of the photo credit.
  1.       Add the InLinkz button (below) so your readers can find the dozens of other          bloggers who have taken up this challenge.

Waiting On My Man may not have an exact beginning, middle, and end, but…eh. I had to go look up who the statue whose back is to us in the pic. Lots of things to learn about Athena Parthenos, which led me to the question: if a statue got an itch, who would scratch it? That took me to the above drabble.

Hope you got a chuckle.


57 responses »

  1. Truly good kissers are rare as Dodo’s droppings. Even so, 2,000 years demonstrates quite the dedication. I chuckled, but I also grimmaced at the iGods reference. I’m as attached to my own iDevice as the next person, but not in a gallery! Quelle horreur :O


  2. I am a little confused. So Athena Parthenos is for Athena, the goddess of wisdom. But Haephestus married Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty. Right? So is this Aphrodite scolding him or Athena?


  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    I am sharing a post by another fellow blogger who joined us on mental health drive. He doesn’t write about his PTSD much but if you want to witness some kickass writing skills…do check this blog! it’s a must!


    • I liked one description of her that I took and ran with: she was described as having a Jekyll and Hyde personality. The goddess of Wisdom, not so wise, and snarky as all get out. Thanks, Rochelle

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