Every Friday writers from around the world contribute 100 word stories prompted by a photograph supplied by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to Friday Fictioneers. Everyone is welcome to contribute and we love comments on our stories.
To honour the English Queen
Mayor Fernandez suggested a maypole to honour the English Queen travelling through their tiny village on the way to Madrid.
The women excitedly cut their brightest shawls and dresses into strips. The men felled the straightest trunk in the sparse wood.
The morning of the Queen’s visit they cemented the trunk into the middle of the road and hooked the streamers to the top. That’s when the villagers discovered there weren’t enough streamers for everyone.
By the time the Queen arrived the villagers were still fighting in the dust, and a crooked pole hung with shredded rags blocked her passage.