Wednesday 15 February 2023

Brick Trick

The home was finally completed after a lot of work.

The result was there for all to see and admire.

It seemed like it had been built brick by brick.

The bricks looked special with calligraphy carved on them.


The visitors were enjoying at the house-warming party.

Image: Lisa Fox

The historian did not eat a morsel.

He was keenly observing the bricks.

Did the bricks have antique value?

Had the house-owner stolen the bricks from an archaeological site?

He could not have got so many bricks!

The home-owner could read his thoughts.

“Bricks are handmade with love by local artisans”, he said.


100 words story for Friday Fictioneers.

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  1. Dear Anita,

    Supporting local artisans keeps a community afloat. Nicely done.



  2. there used to be many brick factories in my area and each would infuse their name into the brick. Those days are gone. Your story was a lovely reminder of my local past.

  3. Intriguing - I hope the story is true and the artisans are able to enjoy a happier, healthier dinner as a result of the builder's support.

  4. I wonder. Of course, he could have bought then from a bric-a-brac store!

  5. A nice nod to the work of the local artisans and trades people. Well done, Anita.

  6. Bricks are not often thought of as works of art. It would definitely make a conversation piece!

  7. Ohhh, I think it is a mixture of both.

  8. Oh, I so hope the bricks were truly locally manufactured.

  9. Good cover story for the stolen bricks!

  10. Wouldn't be the first time an "expert" got all excited, only to find that his so-called artifacts were brand new :)

  11. Local artisans, eh? How long ago, though?

  12. Well done. I hope the homeowner is telling the truth.


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