Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #102

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The image below is from Marius Venter at the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a man precariously sitting at the edge of rocky outcropping high above an oceanside town far below.

If this week’s image inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post. I hope it will generate some great posts.

Thanks to all of you who have participated in these challenges. Your posts have been very creative. Please take a few minutes to read the other responses to this photo challenge.

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17 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #102

  1. cagedunn January 25, 2021 / 11:51 am

    It makes me sick to look at it — why do people do such things?

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      • cagedunn January 25, 2021 / 3:30 pm

        Life is short enough as it is, but sitting on a jut of rock so far above ground isn’t only risky, it’s stupid. How often do rocks fall from mountains? Why are there rock-slide fences along roads near the base of big hills and mountains?
        So many people want to do something like the picture as a way of ‘conquering the mountain’ but there are other ways, better ways, ways more likely to promote life and growth than sitting on the edge of a death moment and leaving your life in the hands of a crack in the rock, a stiff breeze, a tiny echo of a tremor or earthquake.
        I like my adrenalin, and I’ve done things people would call crazy (racing cars, bikes, and horses; leaping from a perfectly good airplane with nothing but a parachute; swimming a marathon in the deep ocean …), but they were all calculated risks where I had both an element of control and more than one option (as in, a safety boat for the swim).
        Anyway … I’ll shuffle back into my corner now … keep my trap shut for a while.

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        • Marleen January 25, 2021 / 7:30 pm

          I agree with you! Unless that’s a photo shopped image, NOT okay. But I only mean not okay as an evaluation. He can do what he wants. (Although, too, there are laws about certain things.) Makes my hands sweat if I think about where that guy is. But swimming a marathon in the ocean sounds great!

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        • Fandango January 25, 2021 / 10:37 pm

          You have done some crazy things, haven’t you?

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