Keeps Honest Men Honest, A Flash Fiction

I remember the times when conversations with my grandmother remained germane but lately they stray in unexpected directions. I have been told it may be due to her memories becoming increasingly foggy now that she has reached such elderly heights as one hundred years old. Just now I had asked her what she used to keep locked up in that old wicker basket.

I am quite curious what might be worth enough to lock up, yet placed in a basket that could easily be broken into. Somehow though, we ended up talking about rainbows.

I may never know and must simply assume it’s another lock to keep honest men honest.


Photo prompt for

Week #45

Wicker basket image by GaborfromHungary @ morguefile

Fandango’s One Word Challenge: germane

Word of the Day Challenge: foggy

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Jim Sponseller – – 2019

Published by Jim Sponseller

Family man, father, programmer, and artist. I work with digital art, photographs, author poems and fiction, and also work in artistic metal smithing. You can find poems, photos, and digital art samplings at Thank you for your support! If you like my offerings and would like to donate, please buy me a coffee:

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