Wednesday, 20 May 2015

CONSEQUENCES - FRIDAY FICTIONEERS











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The next photo is the PHOTO PROMPT. Study it. What does it say to you? Remember, it’s about what you see, not what you’re looking at. ;) 

 

 




PHOTO PROMPT – © Santoshwriter




CONSEQUENCES

She saw the dewdrops sparkling like diamonds, glinting with forgotten memories, brilliant with hope, the love she felt for her family was the only thing that kept her going in these dark, dismal days.  The work was hard, conditions were harsh but she accepted her punishment as her due.  

The next few years would prove to her and her loved ones that she accepted the consequences of her actions.  In time maybe they would understand what had driven her to such desperate measures, such loneliness that she now endured.

Would they still be waiting for her when she returned?

Word count: 100





Wednesday, 13 May 2015

THE DECISION - Friday Fictioneers


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The next picture is the PHOTO PROMPT. Does it speak to you? Tell us a story in a hundred words or less. 





THE DECISION

Standing silently amidst the burnt grass, brown now from the scorching of the sun rays that had relentlessly beat down from a brilliant blue sky.  The hardship was here again for another year, another season of poor crops, drought and pessimism.  

Arthur tilted his cap back as he scratched his scalp, pondering on the landscape his pale blue eyes had seen many seasons come and go, many were poor, only a few yielded a harvest to feed his family.  He pictured Millicent back at the farmhouse.  He knew they couldn't take any more.  He would tell her his decision tonight.

Word count: 100



Monday, 11 May 2015

THE BEACH








Mondays Finish the Story 
May 11th – 17th, 2015

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This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence…  

This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! 

Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue guy and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!

Photo credit: Barbara W. Beacham
 

Finish the story begins with:  “Arriving at the beach, she reflected on her life.”

THE BEACH

Arriving at the beach she reflected on her life as it was now, trying to put the past back where it belonged, in the past.  It had been a year and a half for her to get to this stage, hard work, tough decisions and no going back once those decisions had been made.  Her family didn't understand.  Her friends didn’t understand.  Her husband certainly hadn't understood that he was the main problem.  He didn't see why his actions affected their relationship.  He didn't see why she would not take second place. He would not accept responsibility for the breakdown of their relationship. 

She listened to the rhythmic sound of the waves gently breaking against the rocks, lulling her senses in to a relaxed frame of mind.  Two weeks of bliss. Two weeks she had promised herself to recharge her batteries before the onslaught of the modern world caught up with her again. 

Word count: 144