FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: ‘The Signature Room’

11 Nov

I used to be a Friday Fictioneers regular, but what was intended as a short break soon become a long one.  I thought I would try break the drought with a short story in response to the prompt for this week.  As per usual, the task is to write a complete narrative in 100 words exactly!

The Signature Room

My father saw it as a vanity project.

He refused the title Grandma gave it, labelling it The Signature Room.

I saw colour whirling in time with the whispering wind, and shapes jostling into position as they awaited the arrival of royalty.

I saw windows into unfamiliar worlds, and mirrors reflecting portraits of my reality.

I saw an autobiography, where words were replaced by images, and ink with paint.

After Grandma died I invited my father to sit with me, to see her story.

Three days later a sign appeared on the door: ‘Dora’s Gallery’.

His signature was scrawled beneath.

4 Responses to “FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: ‘The Signature Room’”

  1. neilmacdon November 11, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

    Inventive and intriguing


  2. granonine November 12, 2017 at 12:20 am #

    I agree with Neil, but I don’t think I like the father very much.


  3. Susan A Eames November 12, 2017 at 1:51 am #

    An enjoyable and interesting story. Well done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


  4. Nan Falkner November 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    Such a nice story – Thanks!


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