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FF – Not a Decoration

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

Copyright Dale Rogerson


People fled in terror as thunderous footsteps shook the ground.

“Giant! Giant!” they screamed.

The hideous beast, wearing an expression of rage, trampled everything, picking up cars and hurling them like toys. Everywhere, it saw puny, tiny humans running for cover.

Ripping the wall from a building, it paused and smiled, a twisted grimace of triumph. A woman screamed as the giant’s hairy hand came closer, but she was ignored. The hand grabbed a suspended artwork and the giant moved away, popping it on its head. As it left it could be heard muttering.

Damn humans. Always nicking my hat.


  1. April 4, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Stylish giant 🙂


    • April 5, 2018 at 6:24 am

      Yeah, pretty cool hat! Purely fashion, it doesn’t look too waterproof.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. April 4, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Uh oh, based on the photo, I’m afraid at least a couple more giants might show up! Funny and creative take on the prompt.


    • April 5, 2018 at 6:25 am

      Let’s hope the gallery comes to the same conclusion and moves the other “hats” safely outside. I’m glad you liked it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. April 4, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    😂 Fun take on the prompt!


  4. April 4, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Very funny – you made me smile at the end of a long day!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 5, 2018 at 6:27 am

      I’m glad it gave you a grin 🙂


  5. April 4, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Funny read! 🙂


  6. April 4, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Lol… hilarious!


  7. April 4, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Great take. Was seeing King Kong throughout in my mind.


    • April 5, 2018 at 6:28 am

      It could’ve been, I hear he was a very fashion-conscious gorilla!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. April 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    ha-ha-ha I wasn’t expecting that! 🙂


    • April 5, 2018 at 6:29 am

      It wasn’t a homicidal rampage after all 🙂


  9. April 4, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    whoever created that artwork should be knighted for saving humanity. 🙂


    • April 5, 2018 at 6:30 am

      Hopefully he won’t be back for one of the other hats 🙂


  10. April 5, 2018 at 3:44 am

    I hope the artist is going to be made to pay for all the collateral damage…


    • April 5, 2018 at 6:31 am

      He’s going to be given a pile of bricks and a trowel and told to fix it. It’ll be his greatest creation ever.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. April 5, 2018 at 4:42 am

    Ha ha ha, these humans will never learn, will they?


  12. April 5, 2018 at 8:18 am

    A giant in a gallery. Guaranteed to generate a hefty chunk of collateral damage. I love the way your story twists – I thought it was going the “King Kong” route but then he rejected the woman and chose his new hat. Health and Safety Note to humans: stop nicking the giant’s hats.


    • April 5, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      Hats come first for giants!
      The H&S notices are full of “don’t run in the corridors” but it’s true, there’s nothing in there about hats 🙂


  13. Merbear74
    April 5, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Those pesky humans!


  14. April 5, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Dear Ali,

    The last line made me laugh out loud. Pesky humans indeed. 😀




    • April 5, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      I’m glad you liked it! Good luck with your road trip and book signing 🙂


  15. April 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    You gave me a very vivid picture of the woman screaming – and being ignored! Very imaginative take of yours on the prompt, Ali!


    • April 5, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Thanks! She had a lucky escape – the giant very much had a one track mind 🙂


  16. gahlearner
    April 5, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    What were these humans thinking? Imagine them taking his boots next time. Smell-art. Great fun.


  17. April 5, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Clever. Others I read were about aliens and ghosts. For you, I was looking to see who got killed. But you surprised me. ;0)


  18. April 5, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Lesson learned. Don’t steal things from giants. It ain’t worth it. Very fun take, Ali.


    • April 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      They’re much bigger than us. I’m glad you liked it!


  19. Moon
    April 5, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you for the laugh, Draliman. Wonderfully written story.


  20. April 6, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Ha, ha. Thieving humans think everything is art. Poor giant. Good writing, Ali. 😀 — Suzanne


    • April 6, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Nobody thought about the poor giant’s cold head. I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  21. April 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Haha! So it’s not only humans who love to dress in style. 😊
    Will he come for another hat or is he satisfied with just one?


    • April 6, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Hopefully they’ll leave the others out in a field for him just in case 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  22. April 7, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    But doesn’t he know that spiral hats are so last season. Straw hats are in this year, he should be pinching those.


    • April 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      No worries, I’ll let him know. He can pop back. Run everyone, run!


  23. April 7, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    A gaint with a temper, best keep clear. A nice laugh here.


  24. April 7, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Ha ha – a mini thriller. Great ending.


  25. April 7, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Made me laugh!


  26. April 8, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    I wonder if it’s the same giant who “misplaced” his perogy and fork in Glendon, Alberta. 😜
    Glendon Perogy


  27. April 9, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Loved it! I felt the tremors as the giant reclaimed his hat and stomped away. Very clever!!! I wonder if they release once he tells the rest of the giants where their missing hats are located, they will be arriving soon?


  28. April 10, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    What a silly hat! 🙂


  29. April 10, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    hahaha – hilarious!


  30. Sarah Ann
    April 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Such great images – and very funny.


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