Isaac wasn’t a happy child. Nor was he unhappy. He spent his time reading or lying in the grass looking up at the sky and the trees. He didn’t show much interest in playing with other boys and hated it when his grandmother invited them to play.
He had no patience with those whose mind wasn’t as quick as his own. Apple sauce for brains, he called it. One day, one of his unfortunate visitors lay under the apple tree laden with ripe fruit.
As the apple fell, Isaac crowed: like calls to like!
The idea of gravity was born.
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The 100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups at Julia’s place: …as the apple fell… With apologies to Isaac Newton.
22 thoughts on “Tale Untold”
Ha ha ha – excellent take on the prompt! Very clever.
Thanks. I took the obvious way this week.
Like you, I chose gravity! I couldn’t see anywhere else to go with this prompt. here’s mine: http://photovignettes.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/100-word-challenge-newt/
Choose gravity, indeed. I guess it’s the lure of the anti-hero.
Nice one! I thought of Newton and then changed my mind – I’m glad I didn’t do it now coz this is written so much better than I could have done it.
Thanks, too kind. I didn’t really think farther than Newton, I’m afraid.
“like calls to like,” hunh? Many of us simply see the other as more dense but in reality…we all fall from a similar tree! Well done! 🙂
Thanks. Yes, I think we do see ourselves in a slightly better light than others. And maybe that’s not even a bad thing…
btw Your comment was in the spam folder, don’t know why. Luckily I just went through it.
This is fabulous. Payback is wonderful. Cheeky boy. Love it.
Thanks. Poor Isaac Newton’s not coming off very well in the current wcgu.
Ha! That surprised me!
Thanks. I was hoping it wasn’t too obvious.
It was perfect!
do it again. Do it again!
YOu have made him a very interesting character is these few words!
How very kind.
I like this! Didn’t think of Newton until the last line.
Thanks. I was afraid it was a bit obvious.
Very clever! I loved your idea for this.
Thanks. I think a lot of us went for Newton.
This really made me smile – both the story and the apple. I love the left side of the apple. The color and reflection are great!
Thank-you. I’m quite happy with it, except for the bit at the top.