Here's another Flash Fiction Friday story. It's a little late but preparations for an early Christmas, plus a book launch, got in the way.
It’s time once again to head ‘em up and move ‘em out. You had a powerful good time at the hoedown last night, and you’ve just finished wetting your whistle at the local saloon. The herd is getting restless, and you’re anxious to saddle up and hit the trail.
Prompt: Write a story set in the Old West that includes the following words: Wagon, dog, campfire, river, and rainstorm
Now that NaNoWriMo is over, we’re back, and we’re putting you to work. A crime has been committed, and we’re assigning you to the case. The detective in your story can be with the police department or a private detective in business for himself/herself.
Prompt: Write a detective story that includes the following words: Investigate, harmless, sister, notebook, and midnight
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way . . . " Chuck Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities
If three people witness an event, when they’re asked to detail what they’ve seen, there will be something different about each of their stories. While there will be some similarities overall, each will have directed their focus to a different aspect of the occurrence. The same would be true if those three people were shown identical photos or paintings.
This week, we want to know what you see. Look at the painting above, and write your story. What you focus on is totally up to you. Your story can be about the painting itself, it can be about the subject, or perhaps the voice in your story will be that of the artist.
Look carefully, and then tell us what you see.
Prompt: Use the painting as inspiration for your story
Word Count: 1,500 or less
Mine is about 1200 words. [Edit: I realized I'd missed the paranormal bit, so had to go in after the fact and change a few bits.]