Thursday photo prompt – Blue #writephoto

This is the last Photo prompt of 2017 and it’s a beauty.

This is the last chapter in my mini series. You can read the others here
Thursday photo prompt – Portal – #writephoto

His Destiny

Thursday photo prompt – Thaw #writephoto

“Oh Alex, it’s beautiful,” Elenora whispered.
They were lying in bed, the painting adorning the wall at the end of it.  The approaching shadows of night enhanced it.
Four year old Angel was asleep in her bed and three month old Josef in his crib.
Alex sighed in perfect contentment.
“There is so much to see, experience, enjoy and capture, I don’t want to waste a single moment. All I can do is try to reproduce it on canvas, but it takes so much time.”
He sat up in bed.
“I have an idea rolling around in my head, albeit a bit fuzzy. A guy named George is working on something which may have a resounding effect on the art world, so I’m going to have a chat with him later this week”.

Present Day
Jean and Andrew Eastman were settling into their new home and came across a selection of paintings in the attic.

One showed a beautiful woman with her ‘beau’ standing behind her. It was dated April 12th 1874.
In another, the same couple were smiling at each other on their wedding day in 1876.
Four years later, another painting depicted them as proud parents to a baby girl.
The last, dated 1884 was a family portrait of them with their daughter and newborn son.
“Do you know them?” Jean asked.
“I don’t think so, but this is familiar……….”
He held up a small picture, faded with age, of a beach scene.
“I’ve seen an original painting of this, ” he said. “Old Man George had it hanging in his library for years.”

I have extremely loosely ‘connected’ this final piece to the first roll of film developed by George Eastman in 1884. My work is entirely fictitious and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Blue #writephoto

  1. James says:

    Now film is old technology. Go figure.

    • It’s all digital now, and we can tweak it to make things look better or different to what they truly are. Up until 4 years ago we still had FIL’s Pentax and got some fabulous shots of the Vulcan aircraft when it flew overhead.

  2. There’s a great wedge of life in this story. Love it 🙂

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    What a lovely ending, Di.

  4. Michael says:

    Great response Di, loved how you blended the two together.

  5. What a picture perfect ending to a beautiful series. Happy new year.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Such lovely story my dear, love the ending. Are you writing a series for next year as well?

    • To be honest I don’t know Elizabeth. I tend to write off the cuff as a rule, but you never know. Some of the photos have a connection, so I don’t see why not. Have a good day. 🙂

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  9. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:

    This is my choice of reblog this week for Sue Vincent’s writephoto challenge. This is actually the final chapter in a mini series, and the links to the previous two are in the post.
    If you’ve participated in one of Sue’s photoprompts, why not join several of us who are reblogging a selection every week as Sue is currently unwell to supply new pictures for us. Please use the Write Photo logo.

  10. willowdot21 says:

    A lovely story Di, what a beautiful imagination you have 💜💜💜💜

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