#Sunday Photo Fiction ‘The Secret Door’ #FlashFiction #100words

It’s Sunday and time for Sunday Photo Fiction. Below is the picture which inspired me to write the following flash fiction of slightly over 100 words, although according to the rules, you can write up to 200 words. Thank you Susan for hosting and Susan Spaulding for the photo prompt.


Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

The Secret Door

Dr. Smith pushed her glasses to the top of her nose. ‘Can you describe how you’re feeling, Sarah?’

‘I’m lying down in the middle of the street, in my school uniform, while passersby throw stones over my motionless body.’

Dr. Smith nodded as if she understood. ‘Close your eyes, Sarah. Imagine you’re a bystander watching. What can you see?’

‘A girl buried under a huge, grey stone pyramid.’

She smiled. ‘Look again, Sarah. Perhaps you’re not under the pyramid, you’re inside it and there’s a way out.’

‘Like a secret door?’

Dr. Smith nodded. ‘Exactly.’


Dr. Smith leaned towards her patient. ‘I’m here to help you find it.’


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.

17 thoughts on “#Sunday Photo Fiction ‘The Secret Door’ #FlashFiction #100words

    1. I think the doctor is treating the stones as a metaphor. She’s not literally afriad of being stoned. She’s a teenager who feels everyone’s against her, no one is going to really stone her in UK. The doctor is trying to give her the strength to face her fears or her adversaries by searcing for or reinforcing her own inner strength. That was my intention, but readers can interpret in other ways.


    1. It’s not what I had in mind, but once a work is published, the interpretation is up to the reader. Interesting interpretation. Thank you for letting me know:)


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