Troll – Friday Fictioneers

Hello friends!  Welcome to Friday Fictioneers hosted by the incomparable Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  I had 100 words to tell a story about the photo above, taken by CEAyer.

A huge troll lived in a cave by a fjord.  He loved the peace and quiet of the ocean.  One day there was a terrible din across the water.  Humans were building a church.  He hated humans; worse, he hated churches!

He howled…..growled but the church was getting bigger and taller.  Then bells, clanging, clanging, driving him mad.

He awoke one morning to the horrible sound of deafening bells and many humans singing.  He could take no more.  He picked up an immense boulder, hurled it across the fjord and squashed the church. 

Then he went back to bed.

This is a much edited story from Denmark.  A friend took me to see the Troll Stone at a nearby Kirke, complete with a plaque that tells the story. The Viking translated it for me so I could condense it down for this week’s challenge.

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32 thoughts on “Troll – Friday Fictioneers”

  1. I suppose he could have just shown up one Sunday morning and scared everyone away. No, scratch that. They’d just hunt the poor troll down with torches and pitchforks.

    1. Thanks Penny. There are times when I’d like to squash whatever it is that is ruining my peace and quiet too. :o)

    1. Hmmm……you may be right. OR….maybe Trolls don’t mind heavy metal rock. Dwarves like it so it’s not such a stretch that Trolls would too.

        1. I know! Guys pretending to be Heavy Metal Dwarves! It’s confounding and amusing and kinda admirable too. :o)

    1. LOL! Yes, he should have, but he is a troll after all and they aren’t well known for their sound behavioral choices. :o) Thanks for stopping by Martin.

    1. Definitely not. To be fair though, he did howl and growl at them first, so it’s not like they didn’t know he was unhappy. :o)

  2. Dear Mrs. C,

    I love this take on the prompt. Fun stuff. To be fair, the troll warned them.



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