Sunday Photo Fiction: February 11th

The image for this week’s challenge is provided by J Hardy Carroll.
It was an inside-out house, the pavement having doors off it into the outside world.
‘Choose wisely’, she had been told as she took tentative steps to her future.
No-one had returned to give anyone an inkling of which door to choose.
The door at the end of the corridor showed a shaft of light beneath it.
Was that the one to freedom? If so, why should there be a fire extinguisher there? Perhaps it was a trick, or omen of what lay beyond.
She could only pick one. Once touched, that was her choice and the others automatically locked. There would be no going back, only through.
She heard her mother’s gentle voice say ‘Follow the Light.’
Taking two steps towards the end, she noticed a violet beam caress the door to her left.
It was her mother’s favourite colour.
She turned the knob, and stepped out into sunshine, totally unaware of The Darkness and corridor disappearing behind her.

160 words


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination 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! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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14 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction: February 11th

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Nice to think those we love are waiting for us on the other side. She made a good choice.

  2. I always like a happy ending! Nice one

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    The corridor seems to be a jetty leading to the ship.

  4. Joy Pixley says:

    Always glad to see someone make the right decision; how nice to think we are still guided by our mother’s advice on the other side. I like how you incorporated that little purple glare in the photo into your story.

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    I like purple, I would find making such a choice very hard. Great story

  6. JS Brand says:

    Up to the point where the choice was made, this felt like one of these dreams that takes some shaking off. Well written and thank you for the happy ending.

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