What do you see # 126 – Romantic Gesture

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What do you see # 126 – Rough Driving Conditions

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What do you see # 127 – Another Love Story

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What do you see # 126 – Scene

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Sunday Photo Fiction: The Meaning of a Charm

Photo Credit: Anurag Bakhshi

December 25, 2146, Seaside Village, Historic North Carolina

In gray stockings and a wool dress draped around her ankles, eleven-year-old Lula opened the door and stepped out of the two-bedroom rambler she and her parents have called home all their lives. Sucking in a deep breath, Lula glanced around the white-washed, orange-roof village. It had been days since everyone had been permitted to step outside but days is always better than the months and sometimes years to be stuck indoors due to frequent acid rainstorms.

“Hello, Lula.” Mrs. Baker from next door greeted.

Lula shielded her eyes from the sun and smiled, “Hello, Mrs. Baker. Are you off to the market?” She asked, noticing the basket hanging from Mrs. Baker’s elbow.

“Ah yes, I’m afraid this quarantine has depleted our food storage. Well, I’ll see you later, dear.” Mrs. Baker turned but paused, “Oh, I almost forgot.” She patted the pocket of her gray dress similar to Lula’s and produced a small metallic charm with the phrase, “Merry Christmas!” Lula stared at it, frowned, unable to recognize its meaning.

December 25, 2156

Standing on the beach by her home, now twenty-one, Lula stares at the charm in her hand, still perplexed, “What does this mean?”

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A Response for Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction: Fly or else

Photo Credit: Sunday Photo Fiction

“No,” Manny said, sitting on the bed with his arms folded, “No way I’m flying. It’s only to Boise, can’t we just save some money and drove there? I’ll bet it’s quicker than go through customs and bag check.”  Continue reading “Sunday Photo Fiction: Fly or else”

Sunday Photo Fiction: When Self-talker Meets Girl

Photo Credit: John Brand

Harry sprinted up the stairs and back down a moment later. Continue reading “Sunday Photo Fiction: When Self-talker Meets Girl”

Sunday Photo Fiction: Painful Hallucinations

Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

As his consciousness surfaced, Jack opened his eyes to see a woman smiling back at him. He gasped, “Who are you?”, scooting as far back as he could go. Continue reading “Sunday Photo Fiction: Painful Hallucinations”

Sunday Photo Fiction: Getaway

Photo Credit: Anurag Bakhshi

“Oh shut up.” I mutter and turn off my phone. My family or shall I say my mother’s family has been calling alternately, wanting to know where I am. Continue reading “Sunday Photo Fiction: Getaway”

Sunday Photo Fiction: Halloween

Photo Credit: Anurag Bakhshi

“Catch me if you can.” Kristy smiled.  Continue reading “Sunday Photo Fiction: Halloween”

Sunday Photo Fiction: Late Night Thoughts

Photo Credit: Fandango

Note: My mom’s family are immigrating to the U.S. from China and they are supposed to come at the end of this year or early next year. They are all moving into my house and these are thoughts I predict I will be having (though probably not during late-night showers) since there will be 7 other people living in my house. I also imagine I will feel quite claustrophobic in such situation. 

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Sunday Photo Fiction: The Darkness Return

Photo Credit: James Pyle

Lydia grabs the photo on the fireplace mantle. The photo shows a little girl in the garden. Continue reading “Sunday Photo Fiction: The Darkness Return”

Sunday Photo Fiction: True Calling

Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

“There are so many twists and turns in life.” Susanna says, “and when life serves you a lemon, you will try to make the best lemonade there is.” She chuckles nervously while the camera-guy stares at her with confusion. Continue reading “Sunday Photo Fiction: True Calling”

Sunday Photo Fiction: Bad Dream

© Mike Vor

“Mister, are you all right?” I looked down and saw a little girl pulling at my pant leg. Continue reading “Sunday Photo Fiction: Bad Dream”

Sunday Photo Fiction: Sleepwalker


© Sascha Darlington

I shut my eyes, trying to think back to the dream I had the previous night. Continue reading “Sunday Photo Fiction: Sleepwalker”

Sunday Photo Fiction: Secret Santa

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Friday Fictioneers: Hoarder’s House

PHOTO PROMPT © What’s His Name

“Does anyone know what this is?” The children shook their heads at the picture. Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers: Hoarder’s House”

Friday Fictioneers: The Beginning of…

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“Open the door slowly,” Sara nudged Eddie. Eddie rolled his eyes and ignored her. He pushed the closet door open.  Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers: The Beginning of…”

Friday Fictioneers: The Best Gift

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

He would be drunk that night. He would stumble up the stairs to his apartment, too wasted to notice the door to his apartment was standing ajar. Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers: The Best Gift”

Friday Fictioneers: Runaway Teen

PHOTO PROMPT © Marie Gail Stratford

Kelsey followed the crowd up to the street level. “Whoa,” She gasped and gazed at the tall buildings. Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers: Runaway Teen”

Friday Fictioneers: The Murderer’s Trophies

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Ann Hall

The detectives walked through the house in disgust. Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers: The Murderer’s Trophies”

Friday Fictioneers: Conversation Gone Bad

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Charlotte sighed, “This has to be the most beautiful view I’ve ever seen, don’t you agree? It’s too bad we can’t spend forever here.” Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers: Conversation Gone Bad”

Friday Fictioneers: The Tree

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

Leigh gasped, “I can’t believe it’s still here!” Continue reading “Friday Fictioneers: The Tree”