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FF – Globe

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Sandra Crook.

Copyright Sandra Crook

 

The Globe had stood for millennia, its origins shrouded by time, its purpose a mystery. The villagers, simple yet devout, came to pray for health, love… deliverance from the Down-Below.

Two such came now, kneeling in reverence before the globe. It burst suddenly to life, bright light blinding them! They cowered, whimpering, as a being, dark and foreboding, spoke.

“I’ve told you already, keep the noise down. And why are you sitting in the dark? If I have to come up here again…”

“Sorry, Mum.”

“Sorry, Mrs Daniels.”

And with that, the being returned to the Down-Below, the villagers safe again.

 

  1. December 13, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Gotta love the imagination of kids. 🙂 Such a sweet, funny story!

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  2. December 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Things that light up do seem to fascinate kids, maybe this is why.

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  3. December 13, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Ha! Lovely tale. How thoroughly imagination can envelop us when we’re children – marvellous

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  4. December 13, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Ha ha – that was a great little story! Thank you.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    • December 14, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  5. December 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Great fun

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  6. December 13, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    it looks like mummy saves the day again. 🙂

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  7. December 13, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Dear Ali,

    This tale made me grin. Children have such vivid imaginations. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • December 14, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      Thanks! It’s great watching them go off into another world.
      Ali

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  8. December 14, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Okay, my mom was never cool enough to play long like that. These kids are lucky. Love this. It was really imaginative!

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  9. December 14, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Ha ha, I laughed out loud! Love the power of make-believe — you can be anything you want if you use your imagination!

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    • December 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

      It’s a shame that many adults seem have lost the ability. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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      • December 14, 2017 at 1:19 pm

        As writers, we benefit from continuing to explore that ability — to continue to be children. One of my favorite writing-related quotes is from Ursula K. Le Guiin: “The
        creative adult is the child who has survived.”

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      • December 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        Good quote!

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  10. December 14, 2017 at 4:01 am

    What a beautiful story! Loved it .

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    • December 14, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  11. December 14, 2017 at 4:18 am

    I love where you took this! I imagine children under the covers with flashlights. Cheers and Happy Holidays!!!

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    • December 14, 2017 at 8:31 am

      That was me every night! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  12. December 14, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Ha ha ha ha, reminded me so much of Calvin & Hobbes, and their wonderfully imaginative world 🙂

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  13. December 14, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Only in kid-land… Loved it!

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    • December 14, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Maybe we some of this in adult-hood too! I’m glad you liked it.

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  14. December 14, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I remember loving to go outside and watch the streetlights come on as a kid. Heck, I kinda still do. I have nothing witty or sarcastic to say about your story this week… I can actually relate to it!

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    • December 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      It’s not only moths which are drawn to the light!

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  15. December 14, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    The minds of children! You make a little movie about this! Nice one

    Click to read my FriFic!

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    • December 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!

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  16. December 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    What an interesting and imaginative story. Well done!

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  17. December 14, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Ah, ha, ha. This was great, Ali. Poor Mom has become a monster, a being from Down Below. 😀 — Suzanne

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  18. December 14, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    I know that feeling! Long time since I had it, though… Until now. Thanks! Another great story.

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    • December 15, 2017 at 7:31 am

      Yeah, me too! Glad you liked it.

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  19. December 14, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    What a great imaginative story! Never grow up! 🙂

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    • December 15, 2017 at 7:33 am

      Thanks!
      I have Star Wars Lego all over my living room so I guess I only partially grew up 🙂

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  20. December 14, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I love the “down-below.” And the echo of “don’t make me come up there!” Great piece of writing.

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    • December 15, 2017 at 7:33 am

      It all sounds rather ominous! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  21. December 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Great story! I love how you enter so completely into the children’s world of imagination.

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    • December 15, 2017 at 7:34 am

      It was fun to be a kid (sometimes!). I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  22. December 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I miss playing silly games like that was a kid with my brother. Our favorite was “hot lava” here the blanket is a boat and the carpeting is hot lava. 🙂
    Lovely story.

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    • December 15, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Ooh, I remember playing that with my brother. When we were younger we had beds in the same room and we had to get across to each other 🙂

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  23. michael1148humphris
    December 15, 2017 at 1:51 am

    A fine story which had me smiling. Thank you

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    • December 15, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked it.

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  24. December 15, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Oh when do we lose that power of imagination – and thank goodness it comes back when we write.

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    • December 15, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      It is nice to write, to reclaim that little bit of childhood fun 🙂

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  25. December 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Wonderfully evocative of childhood!

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  26. December 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    LOL…this was great!

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  27. December 16, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    A great take on the prompt. It made me smile.

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    • December 17, 2017 at 6:12 am

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  28. December 16, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    If we could just keep that fascination… love it.

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    • December 17, 2017 at 6:13 am

      To see the extraordinary in the ordinary. It would be nice!

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  29. December 17, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    You got this just right. Every kids experience, I reckon

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  30. December 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Kids and their imagination! As someone dabbling in fiction, I’d kill to get the imagination of my younger self. Nicely done, Ali.

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    • December 19, 2017 at 8:11 am

      Me too. I used to make whole worlds out of cardboard boxes. Now I watch Netflix 😦
      I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  31. December 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    This pair have a right vivid imagination. I wonder what they think happens there Down-Below. 🙂

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    • December 19, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Nothing as bad as what really happens – binge-watching “I’m a Celerity” 🙂

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  32. December 23, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Ah, the power of ‘The Mum’ – or at least, some mums. Unfortunately, I never seemed to have that effect on my kids, even in their imaginations! 🙂

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