The Installation — Friday Fictioneers

Title: The Installation
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words


I counted on Grandad. He was always in my corner. My sole goal was to hear him utter four words, “Ya done good, Peanut.”

Grandad played with colored glass, gave it life and breath. He manipulated light and shadow, casting stories onto floors and walls. I wanted to follow where his light led.

“They consider the window above his masterwork.”

The docent paused, turning her gaze upward for the required moments of contemplation before leading them to the next attraction.

As the crowd filtered after her, I moved to the bronze plaque and touched his name.

“Ya done good, Grandad.”


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

57 thoughts on “The Installation — Friday Fictioneers

  1. the description of how the granddad created had me re-reading it a few times. it embodies the character of the sculptor and the vision of his future entwined with the legacy he wants to leave behind. that was pretty powerful for a flash fiction piece. bravo!!

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  2. I think at some level we all want to leave something behind as a legacy. I may not be able to leave a gigantic art installation for future generations, but I have my writing and that’s just as permanent if ya think about it.

    I’m getting all existential now haha. Great take on the prompt man, it really tugged at the ole heartstrings.

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