Copyright - Dawn Q. Landau

Copyright – Dawn Q. Landau

– Dad, what’s that strange house?

– An outhouse, a bathroom if you prefer!

– Really, why doesn’t it have a roof?

– So kids won’t stay for hours reading comics?

– That’s mean! And why is it on that rock?

– That’s no rock, that petrified poo!

– Eeeew! … and what does petrified mean?

– Turned to rock! The people use the bathroom and poo accumulates and over time it hardens, turns into stone and the bathroom goes up which is why they carved those steps in it.

– That’s disgusting!


– Darling, stop stuffing him with crap, please.

Sigh! – Go help Mom pack the picnic! Time to go!


( 100 words / 0 numerals ; title not included. )

he above short story is an entry to a weekly challenge on WordPress called : Friday Fictioneers!

The idea is to write a hundred words short fiction ( flash ) story upon the prompt that is provided by Rochelle under the form of the above picture.

Thanks then to Rochelle whose blog is found here :



and I hope my readers will like it.

16 thoughts on “The throne with a view.

    • TY but I only went to Dawn’s ( the picture’s author ) page and read her description of it?
      Then being a twisted dad took over!
      That simple? ;)

      I love your blog’s title by the way and by coincidence used that expression in a rare ( apart from FF ) fiction piece a couple days ago :

      You look and write like a proper (read fun ) bloke so that I’d welcome your opinion on that too?

      Have yourself a great day Ron, Tay.

      P.S. In case the opinion is really harsh, please use the contact form instead of comments? 8-)

    • Not entirely invented, it follows the fact that Barbados ( where Dawn’s pic comes from and it is an outhouse; see her blog ) is actually made of sediment rejections that build up since the SouthAm plate cannot sink properly below the Caribbean one due to volcanic activity making it too light to go into the mantle, something called obduction. Coral then forms atop those accumulated sediments and makes the island?
      I only married this knowledge related to the location with the nature of that building and the looks of that rock. What can I say, I’m a stickler for researching and always check if there is an explanation to go with the pic when I don’t know it by myself already.

      Do your homework, Friday Fictioneers 8-) … LOL
      Good day Amy, Tay.

    • Some dads should never be left to take care of their kids education, for the kids sanity’ sake?
      Too zany by far … but mom is always close, don’t worry!

      My own son whom I raised alone thinks that I am the funniest AND craziest person alive. He repeated so over the Holidays break and maintains each to be inseparable from the other. Good thing for him then that I have a scientific underlaying base to my aloofness as explained in the answers above or he’d be nuttier than health food snack bar by now!

      HE HE HE, Tay. ;)

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