Rubbing Dead Men

Hi! It’s been a hella life lately, so this is my first story in a while. At least my first here on the blog.

Hi! It’s been a hella life lately with loads of intensity, and I haven’t blogged stories in way too long. So here goes. This one’s for Friday Fictioneers for the week of 17 December 2021. If you’d like to write your own 100-word story, feel free! Just click the date above, then the frog to add your blog posted story.

Here’s the photo prompt.

Image by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The image is of a wine cellar. My brain went back to doing brass rubbings in London when I was 12. Mom and I saved for over a year to have a grand adventure. So, here it is.

Rubbing Dead Nobles

“We’re going to make brass rubbings of dead people?” I asked Mom.


“Okay,” I’d rather people-watch outside, but sure. Let’s spend the day in a dank crypt sounds better.

This would be interesting for about an hour to any 12-year-old.

“It’ll be fun.”

Says every mom when it most certainly will NOT be anything like a good time.

While scraping brass crayons into dark paper over raised images on stone coffins, ghosts of dead who hadn’t moved on nattered at me. I had to talk to them only in my head.

I sent a hundred onward, but several stayed.


Thanks for reading!

This blog is full of story snacks for you to “munch” upon, and you can find my books on Amazon or wherever you get your reads.

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Cheers to your #BLISSfulLife!!

Ronda Del Boccio

Award-winning author, photographer, and artist

About Ronda Del Boccio


Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She has been mostly blind since birth, but she never lets that stop her from doing what she wants to do. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda’s books on Amazon at

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