First Writephoto of 2020

Sue Vincent is our host for this challenge every Thursday.
Every week, she posts one of her photos with a prompt word and invites us to be creative.
Check it out here

This week’s prompt ~ Fume
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a line of leaf-bare trees outlined against a pall of white smoke, brightly lit from within. The shape made by the smoke looks rather like the head of a mythical beast…
It had risen out of the dark depths without warning, consuming everything in its path.

No-one knew what it was, this great beast as it gasped along its journey.
Many fled for their lives, some simply stood and stared, waiting to be devoured.
It cried………….. a piercing shrill in the stillness, the thunderous vibrations announcing its presence.

“Toby? ”
Toby was new to the area, and eyes downcast, the nine year old approached the teachers desk when she beckoned him over.
“This is a rather interesting concept of a steam train. Would you care to explain to class how you came up with the idea?”
Blushing madly, he said
‘Well, I was thinking about us just moving here, and something no-one had ever seen before, like aliens landing and not understanding. Just imagine how frightened we’d all be if something came out of the dark in a plume of smoke and we had no idea what it was………….’

At home, Toby proudly showed off the gold star his teacher had put on his jumper with pride. Finally he had done something his classmates thought was good rather than silly.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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.
This entry was posted in blogging, Challenge, photoprompt and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to First Writephoto of 2020

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    This is a really lovely story, Di 🙂

  2. joyroses13 says:

    Awh! Yay for Toby! Great story.

  3. Pingback: Fume ~ Di #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

  4. Ritu says:

    What a lovely story!

  5. Sadje says:

    A lovely story.

  6. Toby will go far! Delightful, Di.

  7. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up: Fume #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Comments are closed.