FFfAW: Jealousy

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Jade Wong. Thank you Jade!

We were caving when the flash of green from a different chamber caught my attention. Mesmerised, I wandered through and stood to stare at what looked to be an emerald hanging down.

I turned to the guide who had followed me into the chamber. “Tell me more about this.”

He smiled. “Legend has it that a woman in the castle above returned home to discover her husband cheating. As they both died, at the wife’s hand, one of the wife’s tears dripped through the floor and became what you see before you. This is the tear of the green-eyed monster.”

Written for flash fiction for aspiring writers here

38 thoughts on “FFfAW: Jealousy

  1. And the photo prompt was provided by Jade? Interesting. This is a nice story written from POV of western culture. When the color green associated with jealousy transfers to an Asian setting there are some slightly different interpretations.

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      1. For Chinese and people familiar with Chinese tradition (which means Vietnamese-Chinese, Thai-Chinese, Indonesian-Chinese) one of the first thoughts is cuckoldry. When the US sent Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets) to various countries as advisers, the advisers were pleased to be greeted with smiles, but …

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  2. Loved the image of bitter tears seeping down though rock strata’s. Here in Yorkshire we have some natural areas of Clints and Grykes limestone paving. They look like a giants attempt at a making a mosaic: but now I will be thinking of writing about bitter acid tears.

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