This week’s photo prompt for Friday Fictioneers comes courtesy of © Douglas M MacIlroy
Time and Motion
Ecterine watched Roberto come up the path. He greeted her kindly and lifted her latest tile denoting the sun setting among the islands.
She was glad of his help but it pained Ecterine that she could no longer climb to the sacred wall to place it herself, as the women of her tribe had always done.
“Will you ask again in the village, Roberto?” said Ecterine anxiously. “I must have an apprentice.”
“The young do not understand,” he sighed.
It amused Roberto that his batty old neighbour thought she alone made the sun rise and set. Still, the tourists loved her quirky artwork, so it paid to play along.
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