The Bridge (flash fiction)



The Bridge


“So what’s so special about this bridge?”

“It’s my bridge.”

“Your bridge?”

“Yes some guy sold it to me for $25,000. Gave me the title deed and everything.”

“A title deed for a bridge?”

“Yep. It was all official an’ all.”

“So it’s yours now?”

“Well I believe so, but the City Council disagrees.”

“Oh really?”

“They told me it wasn’t his bridge to sell.”

“That’s a surprise…”

“It was. According to the City Council it belongs to them, and it was never for sale.”

“Fancy that! So what now?”

“Well as far as I’m concerned it’s my bridge. I paid for it, so I’m staying here. They can try and drag me away if they want.”

“Why do you need a bridge anyway?”

“Well I am a troll, and trolls need a bridge to live under. It’s traditional.”


Joanne Fisher


Word count: 138


This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #81.


Author’s note: Shortly WordPress will be bringing in their new editor for us to write our posts with.  I’m not really hearing anything good about this new editor at the moment, and to be honest I’m not happy about it. I am happy with what we’re using now and I don’t know why they are insisting on changing it.  I am considering my future with this site.


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17 thoughts on “The Bridge (flash fiction)

  1. I love your take on this, Joanne.
    As to the new WP Editor, if I’ve read it right, the *Classic* will still be available from the WP Admin side menu. I’m hoping. If you haven’t already found it, now might be a good time. From *My Home* scroll to the bottom. Last item, WP Admin.

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      1. Go find it. And let’s hope I haven’t read it wrong. Though I did use the new editor for my new Home Page, and didn’t find it that excruciating to you, I do prefer the Classic

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  2. What a fabulous take on the prompt, Jo!
    Like you, I hear nothing good about the new bock editor. It has caused mild-mannered people to curse and swear.
    I never even used the “easy” editor, preferring to use the classic “add new post” from the admin side, like Crispibna mentioned. You never go out of style with the classic 😉

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