Glass House

Posted: May 23, 2018 in Friday Fictioneers
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Today, we Friday Fictioneers can thank our Fairy Blog Mother, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, for the photo prompt. Thanks, Rochelle.

They said people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
But our glass house, with its eccentric angles and high ceilings, was so perfectly beautiful
we felt above everyone else and threw stones with such fury no one knew when to duck.
Our stones consisted of angry words tweeted and Facebooked across the net,
leaving no need to own what we did. Times were glorious. We had such power.
Slowly they figured out where the stones originated.
Their revenge was quick and thorough.
Now our house is made of steel with perfectly formed angles
and bars across the door.
(100-words)

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Comments
  1. neilmacdon says:

    A lovely story of hubris and nemesis

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  2. Dear Lish,

    Great allegorical story. And we who live in glass houses do tend to throw those metaphorical stones, don’t we. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. James Pyles says:

    Both houses seem like traps.

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    A story for our social media times, well done. Perhaps the best way to escape is to just turn the computer off…

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  5. kirstwrites says:

    I like how you’ve taken the glass bowl as a metaphor and developed it rather than using it in a more literal way. I struggle to use my imagination like that!

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  6. pennygadd51 says:

    Great metaphor, Alicia, and you work it out well and consistently. You conjured up a lovely picture of a surrealistic structure made of glass – your writing celebrates the freedom and beauty of the space. But when it’s abused, freedom and beauty are both lost… I love the conclusion!

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  7. Alice Audrey says:

    Unless your live in Trump Tower. Then the walls are white washed.

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  8. lisarey1990 says:

    Really love the whole metaphor of glass and steel. Even if someone feels like glass inside on certain days they must show the world an outer steel. Really great story.

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  9. Dale says:

    So well done, Miss. How often it is true, isn’ t it? Those who shouldn’t do…

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  10. draliman says:

    I’m glad they got their comeuppance. Great use of the photo!

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  11. Facebook has a lot to answer for! Delightfully different.

    Click to read my FriFic tale

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  12. Great use of the prompt. A very modern tale of what goes around…

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  13. Lynn Love says:

    Love that twist from metaphor to solid, crushing reality richly deserved. How the ‘mighty’ fall. Nicely done. Lish

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  14. Jelli says:

    Ohhhh, a deep well here. Great writing. Scary in its reality, too.

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  15. ceayr says:

    Powerful stuff, Alicia, excellent use of metaphor.

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  16. britlight says:

    Holy cow! There’s karma for you, and in these times, not far from reality.

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  17. Awesome metaphor! Well done! We should all be cognizant of living in glass houses…. 😉

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  18. I wonder if this will ever happen… seems like people on social networks are invincible… hope one day the trolls can be put behind cyber bars.

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  19. subroto says:

    I sense a reformed troll or one that has learnt a lesson. There is something about the anonymity of the internet that seems to bring out the worst in people. Nicely done.

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  20. jillyfunnell says:

    Beautifully done. And now they are trapped. A clever commentary on a very prominent issue these days.

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  21. StuHN says:

    Nicely done. I love what can be conveyed in just 100 words.

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  22. Liz Young says:

    No hiding place! Expertly written crime story.

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  23. An amazing take…!

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  24. yarnspinnerr says:

    I just hope they meet their nemesis soon.

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  25. This is a great little sinister tale of comeuppance. I am glad I’m not in either house!

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  26. I’ve always wondered, do people who live in glass igloos throw frozen snow balls?
    Sounds like these folks got their comeuppance.

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  27. Since I’m commenting late, I won’t use the words great metaphor but make believe I said it.
    Social media: a love/hate relationship, we all have with it. Everyday, I wake and say, “Damn you social media, be gone”. but, then my horrid curiosity comes into play. I very much enjoyed reading this, Alicia. It’s definitely created dialog on your comments. Have a peaceful Sunday ….
    Isadora 😎

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  28. Sarah Ann says:

    Oh so well done. It never does to feel superior to others, or untouchable. Let the experience of these stone throwers be a lesson to others.

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