100-word Flash Fiction
#FridayFictioneers (#FF)

© Ted Strutz

This week’s 100-word story is inspired by this photograph provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. What popped into my mind when I said the word “rust” to myself was “Rust Never Sleeps” by Neil Young, so I had to go with it.

“This is art? No, this is weird.” Annika grumbled.

“Yes and no. I rather like it.”

“You do? I don’t understand. It’s crap if you ask me. No pun intended.”

“Ha ha. It’s a metaphor on life.”


“Yeah. You know. Amidst aging and decay we can still find beauty. We have to keep growing and blooming. Everything constantly changes.”

“But flowers in a toilet? Come on!”

“It expresses what the artist was thinking. We shouldn’t judge. He wants us to think about it.”


Finally Blaine exclaimed, “And, if we can’t find beauty, we have to plant it?”




18 thoughts on “#FF: Rust never sleeps

    1. Hey Hey My My… Funny how a toilet can do that ;-). Or, perhaps it’s just the universe proving that we are all connected. Either way, I’m glad you liked my story. See you next week!

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