Flash Fiction

Our challenge is to write a piece of prose or poetry based on the picture provided.
For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of an ornate skeleton key in the mostly open palm of a person’s hand and from Lhairton Kelvin Costa at Pexels

He was made of them.
Never shared,
Nightmares or dreams.
No-one knew him,
He had no friends,
He had no family.
The key in his palm.
Where was the lock?
Where was the door?
No paperwork.
Nothing ever found.
He took them to the grave,
All of his secrets.

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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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20 Responses to Flash Fiction

  1. Janet says:

    This is awesome!

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    I love the way it flows. I found myself whispering the word “Secrets” as I was reading.

  3. Fandango says:

    An excellent interpretation of the photo. Ah, the secrets we take to the grave.

  4. Sadje says:

    Ah, poor guy. He must’ve felt so lonely.

  5. Bill Chance says:

    Nice – great use of the prompt.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. murisopsis says:

    He was the vault! I love the sibilant quality of this one when read aloud.

  7. Carol anne says:

    awesome! Could relate to this! ❤

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