Flash Fiction #185

Ferris Wheel

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson


Why is a Ferris wheel like the workaday world?

The word ‘wheel’ implies progress. On his Day Off, with the wheel Ferris Buehler invented, it achieves no progress. It lifts you up to see vistas of productivity. Then it lets you back down to the mundane.

It spins you around several times. There are exciting lights and sounds that make you think that something is actually being accomplished, but when it comes to a stop, you’re right back where you started, ready to get taken for another ride tomorrow. And, you’re surrounded by geeks that would make any fair proud.


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

Friday Fictioneers

14 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #185

  1. Jim Wheeler says:

    Alas, being a wheel(er) is no guarantee of success. One can be a big wheel or a minor cog. How’s that for a spin?

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  2. Thought provoking little story!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


    • Archon's Den says:

      Thought provoking??! I’m sorry about that. I normally provide only mindless entertainment. Tell your boss that I said you should have the rest of the afternoon off. 😉


  3. Dale says:

    Ain’t that the truth!


  4. msjadeli says:

    Art imitating life, so many wheels spinning in place.


  5. granonine says:

    Moral of the story: Be thankful if you have meaningful work that helps others and encourages your own spirit.


  6. Abhijit Ray says:

    It makes money for the company that runs it. So no exactly useless, is it?


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