Tuesday Photo Challenge – Play

Here is my entry for this week’s challenge hosted by “Dutch goes the Photo.”

https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/07/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-play/

The theme this week is “Play”

When I saw this week’s theme, one image instantly came to mind. A photograph I took several decades ago (35 mm)…but still remaining one of my favorites. This father and son inhabit the definition of play – the joy, the connection – and the give & take fun they are having playing together. Plunges into the lake, safely held tight and swooped up into the air. Over and over. At the age of almost 3 it doesn’t get much better than that.

 

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Flash Fiction Challenge – Broken Fence

Flash Fiction Challenge: July 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a broken fence. You can mend it, leave it, or explain its place in a story. Go where the prompt leads.

https://carrotranch.com/2018/07/12/july-12-flash-fiction-challenge/

My contribution:

Matter of Time

Damn her.

His hand hurt like hell. She’d broken the skin.

Blood smeared onto the bed as he pulled himself up.

Damn her.

He stumbled out the open back door into the yard.

He lit a cigarette and growled…I know you’re out here. It’s just a matter of time.

Moonlight reflected off the chicken wire on the old split rail fence. The entire yard surrounded. And overgrown.

He smiled and spoke…You Know There’s No Way Out. 

Then he noticed it. Mangled wire. Rotted wood in pieces. An opening.

A broken fence had ruined everything.

She was gone.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Treat

Here is my entry for this week’s challenge hosted by “Dutch goes the Photo.”

https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/07/10/tuesday-photo-challenge-treat/

The theme this week is “Treat” and my first thought was…

Coronado, California. Specifically the public beach near the Hotel Del.  If I could transport myself back there – even for just an afternoon – now that would truly be a Treat.

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Coronado Beach 2006

Sun…Sand…Solitude

 

Flash Fiction Challenge – Buttons

Flash Fiction Challenge: July 5, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes buttons. You can use the word plural or singular in different expressions, or focus on how buttons relate to a story. Go where the prompt leads.

https://carrotranch.com/2018/07/05/july-5-flash-fiction-challenge/

My contribution:

Button It

Button it, the voice behind her said.

All she had done was tell him.

No, I won’t…she tried again.

BUTTON IT.

She strained to turn around, but he held her too tight. His breath stank. She smelled beer and cigarettes as he whispered in her ear Button Your Damn Mouth Do You Hear Me?

She tried to twist away, but his shaky hand now covered her mouth.

She spoke once more. I will never go back to that…

He ignored her. I said Button It

She bit down hard. He howled and let go.

And then she ran.