Friday Fictioneers: 11th October

Every Friday, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields provides a photoprompt for us to  work with.
This week, it’s courtesy of Ted Strutz and we have up to 100 words to play with.
She couldn’t believe it, and picked up several, scanning them quickly.
She knew she could name everyone in them and where each had been taken.
‘Ten bob for the lot,’ a brusque voice interrupted her thoughts.
Fishing around in her purse for the relevant note, she gathered the basket to her and hurried away.
In her single room, she laid them all out on the floor around her, then closed her eyes.
The images came to life, drawing her into their inner circle. An extra picture fluttered to the floor. In it, she was home and surrounded by family.

99 words

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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22 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 11th October

  1. colonialist says:

    Wow, that is something to picture!

  2. How odd to find your family photos at thrift shop. I understand that feeling of transportation back in time. Maybe hers was real.

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    A story that leaves a lot of intriguing questions – how did they end up in the store? What happened to her and her family? Good stuff.

  4. michael1148humphris says:

    To travel back and learn who everyone was, would be fascinating. Then again…

  5. draliman says:

    Very mysterious! I sense a bit of “alternate realities” going on.

  6. I’m wondering if the pictures played tricks with her mind. An intriguing tale indeed.

    Here’s my story

  7. James McEwan says:

    I like the paranormal feel to this story and it is charming. It raises a thought in mind; wouldn’t it be nice to be able to choose your family? (sometimes).

  8. Dale says:

    This can go in so many directions as the comments above show.
    Loved this, Di.

  9. Wow, very interesting story. The beginning of a great sci-fi with a girl who has a gift. Love it!

  10. It would be great to have a connection with photos unless they were tragic ones. I think I’ll just go on labeling. Good sci-fi, Di. 🙂 — Suzanne

  11. granonine says:

    I’m picturing an older, lonely woman who is craving connection. This is a sadly evocative story, well written.

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