Time to grow – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing.

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PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods

Time to grow

The metal glistened in the first rays of the morning sun. All was quiet and still. As she looked around a memory of her father came back to her.

He had, very gently, unwound the wire from the top of the fence and had fashioned it into a spiral to protect each sapling.

The trees had flourished. There was no other sign of life.

He had never mentioned barbed wire fencing. He made no reference to hostility or conflict. His focus was on new beginnings, on growth.

She remembered his actions. So long ago. But they enabled her to hope.

 

 

 

 

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A moment of hope – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing.

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PHOTO PROMPT © Kent Bonham

A moment of hope

The book lay on the ledge where she had placed it all that time ago. For years she had studied it; making sense of its symbols, understanding its logic. She had left it for a brief moment. When she returned it was nowhere to be seen.

She was scorned and shunned for its loss. Now it was found. She would be restored, redeemed.

A faint noise made her look round. Aart stood there. His smile made her shudder. She turned to pick up the book. It had gone. Fighting off despair, she barely noticed the footsteps behind her moving away.

Lost and found – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing.

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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Lost and found

Finding the house had not been easy. A succession of diversions and dead ends. Time wasted. Hope set aside.

The building stood as it had in his mother’s paintings. He had watched with quiet delight as pictures emerged from her paintbrush. His early childhood had passed before he became aware that the subject of her work was always the same. It took him longer to recognise that the sun never lit up the scene.

Now a pale sun mocked as he stared, stricken by the changes made by circumstances and time. He could never tell her. Her heart would break.

There are no easy answers – Friday Fictioneers

 

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who chooses a photo prompt to inspire writers to produce a 100 word piece of flash fiction. Do use the link to her blog if you are interested in joining the group. It’s a great way to get involved in writing.

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PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

There are no easy answers

They sat in the bar next to the window. His companion had, as usual, struck up a conversation with the next table but he felt too tense for that. He looked out at the various buildings and tried to imagine what part they played in the lives of others. To him, they meant nothing.

He turned as the door opened and the man he was meeting walked in.

“Where is Constance?” The newcomer asked abruptly.

His companion glanced at him, eyebrows raised.

He looked through the window again. Where indeed? So many places. So many possibilities. She could be anywhere.