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FF – Weaver

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. She also provided the photo this week.

Theadorus was a Weaver. A Weaver-in-training, but a Weaver nonetheless. He wove not cottons and silks into garments, but the lines of fate into destinies.

His first solo project had not gone well. A strand had gone awry. The project’s most intelligent species was killing each other. There was war, famine, disease and poverty. And on top of all that, the climate was falling apart.

With a heavy sigh, he reached out and severed a single thread. Seven billion voices went silent as a planet imploded and was gone.

Sometimes there’s no help for it but to start over.

  1. July 7, 2022 at 7:50 am

    If only we could really start over and weave our time again. Very good.

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 8, 2022 at 3:18 pm

      Yes, though maybe not the whole planet. There’s a few bits and bobs in my life I’d like to undo 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  2. July 7, 2022 at 9:33 am

    All that poetry, all that music, all those loves gone

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 8, 2022 at 3:21 pm

      Yes, snuffed out in an instant. He didn’t see the important things.


  3. July 7, 2022 at 10:32 am

    Phew! Thank goodness I wasn’t in that seven billion human massacre! And they thought I was weird for wanting to live in my own little world…


    • July 8, 2022 at 3:22 pm

      Lucky you, safe in your own world forever with Snuggle, Zeeba, Mitzi…


  4. July 7, 2022 at 11:03 am

    That’s what happens when you don’t keep a constant tension on the thread. There seems to have been a rather large portion of losing the thread in government lately! Brilliant story Alistair, well done!


  5. July 7, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Dear Ali,

    Would that a thread could be pulled and we could start over. Wonderful allegory.



    Liked by 1 person

    • July 8, 2022 at 3:30 pm

      Dear Rochelle,
      Yes, there are a few threads I’d like to pull!


  6. July 7, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Someone’s finally pulled a thread at Downing St this week – where will we end up next? Hopefully somewhere less drastic than your solution!


  7. July 7, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Brilliant story!


  8. July 7, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    That would be a little harsh! But I thoroughly enjoyed your story. Your mind is a wonderful thing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 8, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      Very harsh, and at the start of his career too. What’s next? 😮

      Liked by 1 person

  9. July 7, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Oh dear. Let us hope I’ll be long gone before he starts over!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. July 7, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Oh wow. And here’s me thinking it was a flood. Well done.


  11. July 8, 2022 at 10:37 am

    Brilliant certainly got me thinking thanks


  12. July 8, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    if only he could start over, but once gone is forever gone.


  13. July 9, 2022 at 2:15 am

    Novel and creative theme. Very interesting.


  14. July 9, 2022 at 7:21 am

    Very clever, creative theme in this story. Brilliantly told!


  15. July 9, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    This explains everything. We’e a failed project. Raising fist at Theadorus… Great story, I love it.


    • July 10, 2022 at 5:42 am

      Yep, just a practice project while Theodorus learns the trade 😦
      I’m glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Michael
    July 9, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    A thought provoking story


  17. July 11, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Well-spun, prophetic tale. I could see a world built around Theadorus, Weaver-In-Training.


  18. July 22, 2022 at 2:58 am

    I was looking for the punch line, but couldn’t find one. I must have lost the thread.
    You weaved a great story!


  19. Lyn
    July 22, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Hooley Dooley… worse than bloody Thanos. 😮


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