Sum of many Parts (Friday Fictioneer)

Happy Friday Readers –

Had some fun musing over this week’s Friday Fiction Photo:

Warning – I am going for an abrupt twist here – so when my piece switches gears – It was my attempt to show how this is sometimes a part of life

Here is my fiction to go with this image (photo credit Sandra Crook):

Sum of Many Parts (word count: 100)


Sum of many parts

Human body needs minerals, enzymes, and flora

Cars need oil, plugs, and gas

The earth needs bees, bugs, and fungi


In rainy seasons, this holed wall allows water to freely flow

In the off season – birds nest and insects come and go

I once saw a man singing here

Said the clay pots carried his yodel with harmonious echoes

And for me?

This wall is where I hide my gun

I am all about fun

But come after me?

And You’re gunna gonna run….


Sum of many parts

Boundaries in place



and grace!



Author Note:

This was inspired because a few more friends of ours are now concealed carriers.

This post was also inspired by this sign:

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41 thoughts on “Sum of many Parts (Friday Fictioneer)

  1. Well, you’ve written a piece that nicely describes the links, hidden and obvious, between natural things, machines, and acts of joy. Why spoil it with a gun, which is neither necessary nor joyful?

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    1. Thanks for your feedback Penny
      I was exactly going for a fiesty and abrupt twist – and whew – did NOT mean to pick the gun topic necessarily because is is close to being as bad as religion and politics for stirring up emotions –

      And just musing here but I wanted to go from beauty to ugly cos sometimes this is what happens in life – and a recent local event occurred where a man came
      All the way from New Zealand to Goochland county and tried breaking into a house (he was online chatting with a 14 year-old) and the mom shot him and he went to hospital and in his bag was duct tape and misc
      – anyhow – I know this topic is controversial –
      Thx again for the comment


    1. Thanks – and I was kinda going for a bit of humor –
      Either way – I had a lot of fun with this prompt – maybe my Congo one last week was too serious –
      Hope u Have a nice week


    1. Hi – many thanks!!
      at first I thought “this is not staccato”
      but looked it up again and well – maybe it is

      Staccato sentences can be used for a variety of effects in writing; they are, by nature, short and often emphatic. … Staccato sentences are concise and focus the reader or listener on content because there are no unnecessary words to obscure meaning


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