It’s Sunday and time forSunday Photo Fiction. Below is 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 Lakshmi Bhat for this week’s photo prompt.
“Ouch,” he said. “That hurt.”
“So, put a plaster on your ego,” she replied.
“Just one dance.”
“I told you, no way!”
“You’re the bridesmaid, I’m the best man, the music’s playing…”
She didn’t let him finish. “What part of no don’t you understand?”
“I know Derek was an idiot.”
She huffed. “Everyone knows your brother’s an idiot.”
“You’re hurt, but I’m glad.”
“I’m glad he’s out of the picture.”
“And so are you!”
“I’m up for a challenge.”
“So, go climb the Everest!”
“Only with you.”
“Rhymes with prickly,” he whispered as he led her to the dance floor.
That was fun to write! I hope you enjoyed their witty banter 😉 There will never be a dull moment with this couple!
It’s Sunday and time forSunday 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.’
It’s my second time taking part in theSunday Photo Fiction. Below is 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 Terri Smeigh for the photo prompt.
Photo Credit: Terri Smeigh
My husband raised his gold-rimmed champagne flute. ‘Happy anniversary, darling.’
I smiled, in spite of the partying and the other women, because I had learned to play my part.
A reporter approached as planned. ‘Senator, a few words for Celebrity Night?’
‘I’d like to thank my wife for twenty years of love and support.’
‘It’s been a pleasure, my love,’ I replied, although I wished we were back at the highway diner where he proposed.
He promised eternal love and I believed all our dreams would come true. Be careful what you wish for, I thought as my heart wept.
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
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.”
There are times when the light is too bright and instead of showing you the way, it’s devouring everything, so you can’t see what’s hidden behind it.
Sometimes we need to wait until the sun has mellowed to see what was always there, behind the brightness.
We’re stuck in a rut. Life seems too much, but it isn’t. We often only need to stop, breathe and wait, a short time. The brightness will gradually vanish and we’ll see what’s behind the light isn’t so devastating after all.
A suggestion, while you’re waiting for the brightness to fade, write a poem, a piece of flash fiction, draw a picture, sing a song, dance, read a poem, a story, a novel, go for a walk, ride your bike, take a photo, be creative!