Hungry house – Friday Fictioneers

Wonderful Wednesday, and once more it times for Friday Fictioneers (strangely enough). This time I write a little bit mystery fiction (maybe?), and it’s 100 words exactly. I have assumed that the picture is from Barcelona and shows one of the buildings drawn by Gaudi..

Friday Fictioneers is a wonderful group of bloggers from around the world who every week gather to write a story of 100 words (more or less). If you want to know more, go to Rochelle Wissoff-Fields page and check it out. If you only want to check out the great stories click the little blue guy at the bottom.

Copyright Kent Bonham

Copyright Kent Bonham

He watched in anticipation the young tourist couple approaching. She looked confused as she consulted the guide-book.

“There shouldn’t be a Gaudi building here”

A brass plaque appeared:


“But it clearly is, let’s investigate….. look it’s unlocked”

After they had carefully opened the door and entered, the door shut with a loud bang. From the inside their muffled cries were heard, and after a while silence.

Strangely enough the house, now transformed into an ugly concrete building, burped.

In Barcelona there was no better way to get food than masking yourself as a Gaudi palace.

May 1, 2013

89 responses to “Hungry house – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Haha! Yes, Bjorn! Gaudi’s secrets will remain unknown. I like the food metaphor, too, because BCN is GREAT for eating. Catalunyan food is delicious! Great story!

  2. haha fun take. didn’t quite know whether to laugh or be frightened 🙂 that building looks as though it just might eat people up. pretty though 🙂

  3. That’s one smart building. And, you know, after reading your story and looking at the photo again, that first floor with the thin columns now looks like a mouth to me.

  4. It does look organic Björn, I thought so myself. Your story is excellent fun. A burping scary modernistic edifice! Outstanding (literally)!

  5. That building went to a lot of trouble for a little snack on two tourists–hope it got other takers to make the transformation worthwhile. Crazy fun, Bjorn!

  6. That was fun. His houses do seem to take on a humanistic appearance, you just took it to the next level.

  7. A great interpretation. It’s logical, given the organic look of the building. I take it tourists don’t require mayonnaise to be palatable?

  8. Now I have had hungry houses before that ate money like crazy! But a house that ate people, now that is novel! 😉

  9. Absurdist fiction is always fun! Thanks for reading my take as well.

  10. I love it. Seems a lot of people were inspired by the organic look of the building. Like the others, I also loved the burp 😀

  11. I really enjoyed the darkness you saw in the building. This was quite entertaining to read!

  12. Bjorn, this is brilliant – I loved it, the idea is a tale from the dark side. I guessed what would happen, your writing held me in there, a great FF, descriptive and a whole chunky story in one small flash!

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