Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – The Bridge Tollar


Image thanks to Joy Pixley

It was the burden of history that weighed heavily upon the Bridge Tollar. It had seen its fair share of life and if truth be told it was just about feed up with the way history had treated it.

It was held responsible for the Barbarian hordes in the fifteenth century invading and pillaging the Castle Tollar. It lived a life of regret for it knew there would have been no pillaging and chances were the women of the castle might have stood a fighting chance against the barbarian hordes.

In the eighteenth century the duel between the white Prince Casper and his nemesis the black Prince Rupert had been fought up its good self. The bridge liked Casper and what a shame when Rupert’s shot sent him tumbling over the battlements in the icy river.

Life was such a disappointment.  Now they wanted to make it part of the Grand Prix circuit. Would the indignities ever end it sighed?


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/fffaw-challenge-week-of-november-1-2016/

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25 Responses to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – The Bridge Tollar

  1. Joyfrida says:

    Nice how you personalized the bridge through a time capsule. Good story.

  2. Such an indignity …Grand Prix indeed…

  3. It is great how you gave the bridge human feelings and made it “come alive.” Makes me wonder if that is how old bridges would really feel if they could talk. Great story, Michael!

  4. …and now duel between racing drivers! Terrific tale Michael.

    My story is called The Stranger

  5. swritings says:

    Great tone of voice! Wonderful read! 🙂

  6. Loretta says:

    Ohhh, I’d love to see those Formula cars fly over that bridge! Good story!

  7. Hehehe nice and interesting tale.

  8. Iain Kelly says:

    Great idea to give the bridge a voice, and I liked the little slices of history. Excellent.

  9. Singledust says:

    stately bridges like dignified stately gentlemen, never old just dignified, felt it through your words!

  10. michael1148humphris says:

    Now bridge, you must know that you can’t be responsible for other peoples action, and think of all the good people that you have helped over the centuries 🙂🙂🙂

  11. Ellespeth says:

    🙂 Great tale!

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