Welcome to Sunday Photo Fiction! Donna is our hostess for this one.
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Here is this week’s photo courtesy of Donna McNicol herself. Your challenge is to use the picture as inspiration to write a story in 200 words or less.
He checked his watch, and walked up and down the pavement.
It was the right day, the right time, the right place.
But there was nothing here.
Nowhere was open, nobody about, and only a few days ago people were queuing at this bus stop!
It was all very strange.
Damn dog! Never could herd the sheep properly!
Where’s my other ski?
I’ll only be a minute she said………… Wait here she said……………. that was forty years ago.
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.
Good ones. I love the last line.
I loved both of the stories, Di. 😄
Thanks Shweta. Sometimes just captions come into my head, but yesterday I had a double idea.
That’s good! 🙂 I still haven’t come up with a response. Hopefully, I will be able to come with a story soon! 🙂
I have days like that too. I love the photo prompts and have only missed a few because I lacked inspiration at the time.
Photo prompts tend to have that effect. 🙂
I liked them both but that last line on the second one is just brilliant 💜💜💜
Thanks Willow. You OK today?
The hubby’s family is falling apart, the inevitable argument has arissen, we have said we are happy bro have MIL but it will not be easy changes to the house, my life all which I will be happy to do. It’s always us, we have been threatened with the police and murder yesterday. It’s ironic MIL doesn’t like me at all. Hubby does everything for her always had and out of her three children she thinks the least of them. You know the story, you have been there. 💜 How are you and hubby and of course Maggie ❤️❣️
Oh Willow, I am so very sorry, especially now. We wanted my Mum to live with us, it would have been better as we were both home and lived in a one storey property, but she didn’t want to come. Distance would have been difficult, some 250 miles, family would NOT have visited her (or written for that matter) and it was selfish of us to push and uproot her from family she was close to, her friends, and social circle. Because we didn’t visit often my sister said I was shirking my responsibility and didn’t care. She had no idea of the time involved, the length of the journey, or the health issues Hubby has sitting too long in a cramped car. All my life Mum had looked after sis, she always seemed to come first and I just accepted it as it was. On the other side, we offered to sell up and move in with my MIL so that she could come home after a stroke. The accusations that followed from his sister, the blue eyed girl who could do no wrong, were inexcusable, hurtful and malicious. MIL was 100 2 years ago and we have no idea if she’s still alive. Now with my Mum gone, apart from Bro in NZ, we consider neither of us have family. It suits us that way, and we don’t care what they think anymore.
We are OK though, Maggie seems to have turned a corner and we are planning ahead for the lifting of the lockdown as we think it will be hell on earth here as everyone flocks to the seaside.
Thinking of you. ❤
Thank Di, I know you empathize, I really expected trouble and I know it will all get worse and we will end up the villains. At least I have your support, thank you 💜
Our conscience is clear, We let them rant and rave, block our emails, cut us off and tell her their lies. It wasn’t us who put her in a home then sold the house from under her as she’d granted them full POA. We started to take things further and got threatened with police action. There was no point, so we let them get on with it.
Families I can’t stand them at the moment 💜
I hear you. I’ve got no time for most of mine
Nor have I right now, at least our boys are on our side..
.. at the moment 💜
Thank you 💜