Writephoto prompt: Footprints

Every week, Sue gives us one of her pictures as a prompt for inspiration in whatever form we choose.


‘We’re not alone on this island,’ Jake said. ‘I found footprints in the sand this morning.’
‘Don’t be silly. They were probably ours from yesterday and the tide hadn’t washed them away.’
‘No, they weren’t Angela. These were different.’
‘Your imagination is running away with you. The brochure said we would have the island completely to ourselves for two glorious weeks.’
‘I know what it said. Hell, I paid for it! But I’m telling you, we’re not alone here!’
‘Maybe it’s security to make sure we don’t steal anything.’ she snickered. ‘Though how we’d get away with it would be a miracle as the cruiser dropped us off with just our bags, and we’re being picked up the same way.’
‘Look, we wanted a holiday away from everyone and everything. There’s no communications here, no phones, no TV, no radio, and our mobiles and laptops were taken away from us on arrival. Dammit! There’s no way to call for help!’
‘Stop worrying! Show me where you saw the footprints.’
Jake took her down to the beach, and sure enough, the footprints were still there.
‘See! ‘
‘Idiot. They’re yours before you took your shoes off.’
‘I was wearing sneakers Angela.’

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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18 Responses to Writephoto prompt: Footprints

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Oh dear…. that looks ominous…

  2. Michael says:

    It would take an aspect of the romance you’d be looking for away from you wouldn’t it….plus the nights could be longer than you were hoping for. Good tale Di.

  3. Oooo And then there were three….or more 🙂

  4. James says:

    Bet they don’t get much sleep that night.

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  6. Ummmmm…..I’m going to need more of this story. My mind is going wild with possibilities. Where will this story take me, on a trip of hilarity or keep me up hearing bumps in the night? Do tell!

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  8. willowdot21 says:

    Very disconcerting 💜

  9. Very mysterious…

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