May 10: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Charisma of Cranes.


May 10, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story defining “the charisma of cranes.” For centuries, cranes have inspired art and philosophy. You can write a crane story or create something new out of the phrase. Go where the prompt leads.

The “Charisma of Cranes” stood in the foyer of the gallery as a greeting to all who wandered by. It never failed to stop visitors who’d stop to gaze mesmerised by the work. Three aristocratic cranes offset against each other with the third one, with captivating eyes, drawing you in and thus being the thrust of conversation.

The cranes, painted by the legendary artist, C Mills, were featured staring out at those of us looking on. It was agreed, through an extensive survey, that the third crane was the most prominent in looking directly at you. Because it was!


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15 Responses to May 10: Flash Fiction Challenge – The Charisma of Cranes.

  1. Ritu says:

    Interesting take Michael!

  2. LOL. Love that last line. Lovely description of the art work. Is that our C. Mills who painted the picture?

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  4. manyofus1980 says:

    Awesome! Loved your take on this topic!

  5. Charli Mills says:

    And here I thought I was a legend only on my imaginary ranch! 😀 But I’m captivated by the image you verbalize so well that I can see this painting and feel the stare of the crane. Wonderful flash, Michael! Thank you!

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