Story prompt #writephoto

I dropped by Sue Vincent’s blog on Thursday and she’d just posted a photo as a writing prompt challenge.  Hmm, I thought, why not?

Below is my take, with the picture.  Click on the link above to see what the other participants did – you’ll find poetry and prose – or to check out the rules and join in. It’s a weekly event.

Title: Conflagration.

scvincent promptThe third album Jan pulled out was called, The Night We Will Never Forget.   ‘What’s this, Aunty?’ she said, placing the heavy book in the old woman’s lap.

Mindy’s gnarled fingers stroked the varnished surface.  ‘Lovely,’ she said.  ‘You don’t get sunsets like that any more.’ She smiled, tracing the glowing clouds that hovered on a dark horizon, and drifted back into silence.

Jan said, ‘Is it somewhere special?’ She raised her voice, ‘Where is this?’

‘What’s that, dear?’

‘Do you remember where you took this?’

‘Took what?’

Jan lifted the album closer to the old woman’s eyes. ‘The photo.’

Mindy shook her head.  ‘Haven’t a clue, dear.  Looks like a lovely book.  What’s it about?’

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13 thoughts on “Story prompt #writephoto

    • Sorry to hear about your grandmother. This kind of confusion is heart-breaking. At best, the person who experiences accepts, and doesn’t realise what has gone. Hope that’s so for your grandmother.

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      • Sadly, it wasn’t. The dementia played brutally on her fears more than anything else–if I brought one of my kids with me, she’d panic a car would run them over inside the nursing home. She was reliving the day her toddler brother got hit by a car every time she saw a small child. It really, really hurt. So when God called her to Heaven, I was sad, but happy for her to be out of that darkness. 🙂

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