the antigravitational shop

PHOTO PROMPT © Mary Shipman

PHOTO PROMPT © Mary Shipman

 Friday Fictioneers. To tell a complete story in 100 words or less based on the photo prompt chosen by Rochelle.

The antigravitational shop; Lucy’s childhood sanctuary. Down was up and verse-vica. Lying on the ceiling to look up at the floor. No gravity – only whimsy. Weightlessness of freedom.

Current heaviness of being brought her back in search of the familiar down-side-up door. The ethereal lightness when she stepped inside the shop. Needed to float as when a child.

Panic dragon awakening. Lash of tail. Roughness of scale against smoothness of mind. Where was it? Why couldn’t she find it?

Then! Of course!

Her antigravitational shop was now an out-side-in boutique. Lean against door push. Listen for friendly twinkly “come out” bell to sing.



27 thoughts on “the antigravitational shop

  1. wildchild47 says:

    This is wonderful – the whimsy and magic of the upside down inside out outside in – I adored this when I was a kid :D

    You’ve really captured the essence of it – so well – in 100 words – not easy – but the story is great – the magic, the tension in the need, then the discovery! Great use of the image :)


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