Tales from the Trestle Table






PHOTO PROMPT © Claire Fuller

David picked a hoop of nobbled bone from the shelf. “What’s this Granddad?”
“My first time at sea we caught a ferocious, white whale. Each kept a vertebra as a memento.”
David fingered a painted stone, “And this?” The grandfather’s eyes gleamed.
“That’s from Ringo for helping with the drumming on Blackbird.”
“There are drums on Blackbird?”
“Very subtle ones. That’s what Ringo struggled with.”
David pointed to some head-shaped ornaments.
“Shrunken heads we escaped with from cannibals in darkest Erewhon.”
David was wide-eyed, “How fantastic, Granddad.”
His mother smiled, “Yes, he returns a different hero after every car-boot sale.”

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here