AnElephantCant pretend to be Shakespeare
He never expects such fame and glory
But perhaps you may know
The movie and stage show
About Sharks and Jets called West Side Story
Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Where our perfect producer Rochelle directs a Broadway-worthy scenario for screen writers and scribblers to create superb scripts.
And AnElephant proves again that he has no business in show business.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
His heart leaps as he approaches the bridge.
He sees her on the other side of the great gorge, heading in the same direction.
They have been meeting here secretly for months now.
Their love is forbidden by their different backgrounds, different cultures, warring families.
But they will not falter.
Then he sees the figures on the bridge.
Her father, her brothers, carrying knives.
She waves him back frantically.
He walks onto the bridge, ready to make peace.
Her eldest brother steps forward and strikes.
As he falls, mortally wounded, he sees her climb the barrier and hurl herself off.