#Sunday Photo Fiction ‘The Nightmare’ #FlashFiction #100words

It’s my first time taking part in the Sunday Photo Fiction. I came across the picture which inspired me to write the following 100-word flash fiction, although according to the rules, you can write up to 200 words. Thank you Susan for hosting and Fandango for the photo prompt.

Photo Credit: Fandango


The Nightmare

I watch his thoughtful face on my phone screen as I describe my nightmare.

“I’m walking along a narrow path lined with tall, sturdy trees, but there’s a bend ahead and I can’t see what lies beyond, so I slow down then stop, because I’m terrified. That’s how I feel, paralyzed. What does it mean?”

He smiles. “I’ll tell you what happens next. You keep walking until you’re standing by my side, and together we walk down the aisle towards the man you love.”

“Are you sure, dad?”

“Absolutely, my princess.” He sighed. “Your mother would be so proud.”


Published by LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

19 thoughts on “#Sunday Photo Fiction ‘The Nightmare’ #FlashFiction #100words

    1. Yes, I imagined the worried bride when I saw the photo, but until I started writing, I didn’t know who would help her to move past the bend… I’m glad it was her dad, mine tried to ruin my own wedding, 38 years ago:( wishful writing?

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    1. Well, what can I say, I was in a romantic mood. I’ve been reading too many feel-good novels lately! I’ll soon be going back to psychological thrillers…


  1. I think that weddings, big ones anyway are mostly for the parents. At least mine was.
    I wasn’t afraid – but I’m sure many are when they have an arranged marriage and the wedding day is the first time they meet their spouse! 🙂

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    1. Fortunately, not everyone gets the wedding jitters, but it has been known to happen! I think you’re right about parents enjoying them most. I enjoyed my daughter’s wedding much more than mine!

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting:) Many young women would love to have supportive fathers like the one in my story. Unfortunately, it’s not always the case.


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