Flash Fiction #135

Halo Statue

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll


Giancarlo had come to America, the land of promise and opportunity. After several years of hard work, he had saved enough to bring Mama over.

He installed her in a nice apartment, in a safe building which also housed several European widows of similar age. He made sure she had every comfort, and visited her each day.

After almost a month, he asked if there was anything she lacked. She said, “Yes, I wanna Halo Statue.”

They were good Catholics, but he’d never heard of a Halo Statue.

Impatiently, she mimed picking up a telephone, and said, “Halo, ‘stat you?”


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


30 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #135

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, good chuckle 🙂


  2. Haha – I’m laughing but feel I shouldn’t be.


    • Archon's Den says:

      You must be talking about some other guy. 😉
      I must see what you’ve written. Nasty old PC had a case of upset stomach last night. I didn’t get to make the rounds as I usually do.


  3. Varad says:

    Fantastic. Halo statue indeed.


  4. Wonderful! Loved it 🙂


  5. shimoniac says:

    That’s an oldie but a goodie. and probably politically incorrect. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dale says:

    A golden oldie! 😉


  7. That’s funny… can so hear that voice too! 😀


  8. Alice Audrey says:


    Great joke. Come see mine here.


  9. BrainRants says:

    Nice and light. Also, it’s a rare Friday night that I’m done with chores and have a minute… maybe two, to comment.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I’ve noticed that life has been getting in your way. Always nice to have you drop in. Do you have anything after ‘Domestic’ that you’d like/let me to have a look at? 😕


  10. I’d like to suggest he get her set up with an English tutor.☺ Sometimes you need the right word.

    One day the Bosnian woman I was tutoring hurried to a hardware store needing a ..a…
    Finally she said “toilet” and made plunging motions. The salesman caught on and got her a plunger for their very blocked toilet.

    Her son had caught some fish and scaled them into the toilet, not understanding plumbing limitations here.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I don’t think a fictional character needs a real English tutor, however…. A Guyanese/Paki neighbor brought his parents to Canada. Without a Garberator/ garbage disposal, Mom peeled potatoes and onions, and rinsed the skins down the kitchen sink. He had to hire a plumber with a power snake to auger out the plug. 😳

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Daniel Digby says:

    The photo reminds me of men’s rooms here in the States. They place urinals a couple inches from the floor, supposedly for cripples like me. The problem is that (unless you’re a midget — oops, little person) you wind up peeing all over the top of it if you don’t watch what you’re doing.


    • Archon's Den says:

      Places like Wal-Mart seem to have one real-height urinal, and one wayyyy down there for kids. A facility that I used to frequent had a sign above theirs that said, “Stand closer. It’s not as long as you think.” 😯

      Liked by 1 person

  12. granonine says:

    Oh my, haven’t heard that joke in years! Thanks for the memory 🙂


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