Thursday photo prompt: Open #writephoto

Sue Vincent of Daily Echo asks us to use the image below as inspiration to create a post on our own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever we choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 3rd July and link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

For visually challenged writers, the monochrome image shows an empty corridor with several doors opening in a line, one after the other…
‘As one door closes, another opens, or at least a window’.
It was one of Nanna’s favourite sayings, especially when things were not going to plan and disappointment always seemed to be knocking.
‘There are doors of opportunity,’ she’d say, ‘doors of decision, and doors of foolishness. Whichever one you chose, it is, afterall, your choice and you must make the best of it.’
Nell had certainly had her fair share of bad calls, or ‘wrong doors’ throughout her life. She had missed several opportunities by being too timid and lacking confidence in the work place, married the wrong guy, bought the wrong car or house and invested in the wrong company, but she had come through it all with her head high and accepted her fate.
Now she was facing a different threshold, and as she stared down the corridor smiled ruefully, wondering what Nanna would make of this and if she would be waiting for her at the other end.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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34 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Open #writephoto

  1. Sadje says:

    I love where this prompt took you. A great story.

  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Brilliant, Di. Loads of back story… loads of possibilities 🙂

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  4. Sadje says:

    Hi, I have just tagged you for “ Not my verse “

  5. Iain Kelly says:

    I like the way all those setbacks didn’t stop her, after all that is what makes up a life. Nicely done.

  6. jenanita01 says:

    Clever use of Sue’s prompt, and the question at the end will probably haunt me all day…

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  8. Wow! This was such a different take on the prompt usage. Very clever. I truly enjoyed reading this.

  9. sad but it happens to one and all. At least she’s made her peace with it

  10. jenanita01 says:

    I always worry about doors opening, supposing it’s the wrong door?

  11. willowdot21 says:

    This is lovely Di, I’d like to think Nanna was there waiting 💜

  12. DB McNicol says:

    Nice take on the photo…I can relate in many ways (although I’m not at the end of the corridor yet).

  13. joylennick says:

    Esoteric is always good….I like! x

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