Borders on the sky

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Zeus was not having a good day and he made sure everyone knew it. His petulance triggered his wife’s flashing temper and soon there was a thunderous outpouring of abuses.

Like wars that drew lines of blood ,separating one earth into nations, their quarrels divided them.

We looked at them from above, down our noses, Romeo and I . We were going to be different. We were going to merge seamlessly that no one would be able to tell where I began and he ended. We were going to teach the gods in heaven: “Love”. We were going to light up the earth with such brilliance eclipsing the sun….we were going to do a lot of things together as one…

Until, Romeo was not having a good day  and he made sure everyone knew it.


The above 150 word story was in response to ‘Monday’s finish the story’ flash fiction challenge. This unique flash fiction challenge  provides  a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. The challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Details are available here:


10 responses to “Borders on the sky

  1. Love the turn around there. Nicely done! Thank you for writing again for the MFtS challenge. Be well… ^..^


  2. Great last line – suddenly reality hits home. Great story!


  3. What a GREAT story! It’s really easy to have opinions until you’ve been there :p 😀


  4. I love the dream-like state of believing they would become “one” and teach others about love. Then, Romeo had a bad day. Yep, it never fails. LOL!! Great story!


  5. Great story. I love the last line. 🙂

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  6. Wow… wonderful blend of the two stories… the last line, quite impactful!!!
    Good job….


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