Lens

PHOTO PROMPT © Alicia Jamtaas “Who are these people?” “I don’t know.” “Why did you take a photo of them, then?” “I want to be a professional photographer like Florestine Perrault Collins.” “Who’s she?” “She was an African American professional photographer from New Orleans.  She began taking photos when she was 14.” “What did she …

It Was Over

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Why did Paul want to meet here?  The dilapidated house and its surroundings gave her the creeps.  What more did they have to say to each other?  She had told him in no uncertain terms that their relationship was over.  It ended when she discovered he was married. Last …

An Unwelcome Visit

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda Laird was in the nursery setting up the washing machine for the baby when the doorbell rang.  He went to answer the door, grimacing when he saw Antonia standing there.  “What are you doing here?” he demanded. “I-I wanted to see you, Laird.” “Why?” “Are you alone?” “Yes.” Martina and …

Some Vacation

PHOTO PROMPT © Fleur Lind “It’s lovely, isn’t it?” Lindsay remarked. “What is?” Jock asked, distracted. “The sunset.  Look at the colors.  It reminds me of a painting.” Jock didn’t answer.  “What’s the matter, Jock?” “Nothing.” “You’ve been moody ever since we left New York.” “I haven’t been moody.” “Yes, you have.  Is it because …

Some Things Never Change

They say to let bygones be bygones. Forgive those who have trespassed against you.  Well, that’s easier said than done.   Growing up was tough. My friends and I tried to keep out of trouble and not have any run-ins with the cops.  As a Mexican kid, it was hard living in a society which treated …

A Matter of Opinion

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields “It was great having Dushan and Chioma here for Hanukkah,” Havel remarked. “I had no idea that your cousin was so good-looking.” “But, you saw the wedding photos.” “Yes, I did but he’s much better looking in person.” “And so is Chioma.  She’s stunning.” Brigita’s eyes widened.  “You think she’s stunning?” “Yes, I do” “Well, I don’t.” …

Confessions

After having Christmas dinner, Jürgen and his mother remained in the dining room while his father and Monifa went into the living room to watch TV. “What’s the matter, Mother?” Jürgen asked. “You’re not wearing your cassock.” “I don’t wear it all the time.” “You weren’t wearing it when Lena thought she saw you.” “She …

Christmas, Stuffed Toys, the Nursery, Pregnancy & The Letter

PHOTO PROMPT © Lisa Fox It was the day before school closed for Christmas.  When Amelie saw the stuffed toys which had gotten wet in the snow hanging on the line, she smiled and thought of the nursery at home.  Derrick and she were filled with perpetual excitement because of her pregnancy. In the office, …

Coming Home for Christmas

“Jürgen’s coming home for Christmas,” Mrs. Kiesler announced. “That’s great news,” Mr. Kiesler replied.  “But, somehow you don’t seem very happy about it.” “Of course, I’m happy that he’s spending Christmas with us.” “Then, what’s wrong?” “I’m thinking about what Lena said.” “About seeing Jürgen with a teenage girl when Gunther and she visited Hamburg?” …

Caning and Corner-time

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot She stood in the dark room, facing the wall. At the end of her caning, she had to spend at least an hour in the corner, facing the wall.  When she begged to rub her behind because of the burning, searing pain, she was threatened with more spanking.  So, she …

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