The Ghost of St. George

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers, when writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.  This week’s photo is by Kent Bonham.

You can read other Friday Fictioneers’ work by clicking the link that appears below my story.

Photo by Kent Bonham

The Ghost of St. George

by Jan Brown

I love the architecture of Spain: organic shapes like the curves of females, flowers and the earth itself.

In Barcelona, I met Señor Battlo. He showed me his old house, remodeled by the famed modernist, Gaudi, later turned into a public space. He reminisced about the undulating façade, the leafy columns, the roof, arched like a dragon’s back, the tiles its scales. To his wife’s dismay, he had played there with his young son, like St. George slaying the dragon.

After our tour, Señor Battlo disappeared.  Eventually, I found him on the staircase, in a 1906 portrait of the homeowner.

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33 thoughts on “The Ghost of St. George

  1. The magic survives even after he’s died. Sounds like he must have been a wonderfully imaginative dad. Very nicely written.

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