Lend Me Your Ear

This post is submitted to Friday Fictioneers

Write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end using 100 words or less. My story begins after the photo below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

It was a warm and, thanks to the blooming bougainvillea’s, a pleasingly fragrant night in Arles France. He saw Paul sitting at their favorite table drinking his glass of absinthe. Paul’s wife was, of course, not there.

He approached the table. He was holding the bloody blade. He appeared to be in a trance. He pressed a towel to his head to staunch the gushing blood. Taking the red soaked towel from his head he turned this head toward Paul.

“What have you done?” asked Paul.

“I gave it to her as a keepsake.”

“I mean really Vincent, your ear?”

30 thoughts on “Lend Me Your Ear

  1. Geri Lawhon September 10, 2020 / 11:08 am

    Wondering short story with a great ending. Thanks for posting it.


  2. Gabriella July 26, 2020 / 9:32 pm

    A great artist but a disturbed spirit. Great take on the prompt!


  3. michaelwynnauthor July 26, 2020 / 6:52 am

    It must have been a hard thing to comprehend when it happened. True genius but unfortunately, very troubled

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  4. rochellewisoff July 23, 2020 / 7:20 am

    Starry starry night. Paint your palette blue and gray…Very well rendered, Danny.



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  5. msjadeli July 22, 2020 / 11:26 pm

    You brought a piece of history — in this case a severed ear — to life, Danny. I feel so bad for Vincent and for Paul who couldn’t help his friend.

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