Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#FridayFictioneers – 12/10/12 – Siesta

with 10 comments

Each Wednesday Madison Woods publishes a photo prompt to encourage writers to create 100-words of poetry or prose. Each Friday the Friday Fictioneers publish their stories. Click below to read the others.


Photo courtesy of Jan Morrill


Two boys looked down on their sleeping village. Hard baked walls shimmered in the glow of a lunch weary sun. The road below, cut through houses like a slice from a loaf, was empty of life.

Above them an aeroplane scored vapour trails across the perfect blue.

‘Where are they going?’

‘What’s it like to fly?’

The thunderous engines failed to smother the lilting chirrup of cicadas.

‘I’m bored.’

‘Me too.’

‘Time to wake everyone up?’

Grinning, stumbling with laughter, they jogged to opposite corners of the roof. Arms raised, they charged, dustbin lids at the ready.


Written by Sarah Ann

October 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

10 Responses

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  1. I can HEAR the racket they’ll make — the echoes will be a killer. It gets like that where we live, so hot and still and the cicadas that drone to the point of madness. Only we don’t get the siesta, which is annoying. 😉

    Kathy McClure

    October 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    • Unfortunately, living in the UK, cicadas are only a memory of French summer holidays. No siestas here either – just layering up to stay warm, even in summer. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      October 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

  2. I almost couldn’t find the comment link! This is a delightful little boy tale. I LOVE the slice-from-a-loaf image. Just right.

    Mine is here:

    Cindy Marsch

    October 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    • Thank you. The loaf image came to me first, and then the title. It was a job trying to weave the two together.

      Sarah Ann

      October 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      • I like that same comment and found the whole piece very realistic and fun. I probably wouldn’t like it so much if I heard the dustbins clanging, but from this distance, I can love it. 🙂


        October 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm

  3. I liked the ‘loaf’ allegory. And could just imagine the rude awakening some of the siesta-indulgers are about to have. Nicely drawn portrait of the midday torport.


    October 13, 2012 at 7:57 am

  4. i hate to say it, but boys will be boys. and i hope they’ll be taken to task for waking up the neighborhood. well done.


    October 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

  5. that made my “inner child” laugh with glee! Nicely done


    October 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm

  6. oh dear…sounds like something I wouldn’t dare do…LOL …very nicely done!!! Mine is here


    October 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

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