Sunday, 16 April 2017


Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in around 200 words. The photo doesn’t have to be centre stage, there have been times when I have had to read the story a few times to spot where the prompt is hidden. Please include a mention and / or link to whoever donated the photo.
This week’s picture prompt is from Jade M Wong

Photo credit: Jade M Wong 


Chloe’s mum opened the envelope. Chloe sat at the kitchen counter trying to eat her biscuits as though she didn’t have a care in the world.  Her fingers tightened around a glass of cold milk, slipping on the condensation.  End of term reports were so nerve racking.  She should be used to them by now, after all she was 12 years old, but this was her first major one from this school.   

Her parents thought a new school in a new town would help her out.  Chloe wasn’t so sure.  Her mum wasn’t giving anything away, she read slowly, taking in every word, perhaps even reading each sentence more than once.  That can’t be good.

Chloe tried to swallow, biscuit crumbs sticking in her dry mouth.

Alice looked at her daughter and she smiled.  ‘Your English teacher says you have such a vivid imagination, he was really impressed with your story about a dragon clock.  Wait till I tell your dad what a good report you’ve got this time.’

Relief washed over Chloe.  She knew it wasn’t her imagination.   She really had seen a clock with a dragon with red eyes and green wings. Truly she had.

Word count: 197


  1. Either she does have an imagination, there really are dragons, or she may have some problems in her head! Nice story.

  2. Sally,

    Our youngest daughter had a vivid imagination, so much so her book characters visited her dreams. It was a bit alarming when one more she jumped out of bed (second bunk) with a loud thud which startled me to death. Clutching my heart I soon found she was okay but her main character was chasing her. Later that day, she said she had to write on her story or else she'd have the same dream over and over. That's a bit creepy but she managed to survive her teen years. I wonder what havoc she causes for her husband? lol Interesting snippet. Thanks for visiting today's post, Art Sketching Through the Alphabet "N" (Nightingale).

  3. I agree with Lian on this. She could be either though i pray it is not the latter. Well structured story.

  4. I love the details that show us Chloe at that moment.

  5. Great story Sally. I like the way Chloe reacted. Reminds me of when I used to get my reports. They never ended so good though lol