From the moment we saw him most of us lived in dread of him. – Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo.
Last Thursday I launched this weeks 50 word Thursday challenge, that is to write something inspired by this picture and optionally including the phrase underneath it. It has to be in multiples of 50 words up to a maximum of 250 words.
It is still not too late to take part in this challenge if you’d like to, the link is below:
The designer of the statue had intended it to be an advertisement for the community. It represented our fishing industry and also our love for the sea birds that traditionally guided the fisherman to the best catch. He was proud of his masterpiece. He couldn’t possibly envision that some would see it as an obstacle of fun.
Not a day went by when some local hoodlum or scoundrel hadn’t desecrated his statue in some way.
Then came the day when he saw someone had placed a traffic cone on one of his statues arms, he completely lost his temper and went on a rampage, shouting and screaming.
I remember that day clearly. My friends and I were sitting in the main square eating fish and chips when he ran by screaming and foaming at the mouth.
From the moment we saw him most of us lived in dread of him.