I hope you don’t mind but I feel the urge to submit two pieces, yes I know it’s being greedy but the fare you present is so tempting…
All photos: (c) Lorraine
Flash One: In 25 words or less: Using one of the photos provided, write a story in 25 words or less. Beginning, middle and end.
My neighbours were very ordinary. One played violin the other double bass.
On New Year’s Eve they jammed. Auld Lang Syne never sounded so good.
Flash Four: Traditional Fare: Using one of the photos provided, write a story of 100 to 150 words.
Haggatha hated all things Christmas, New Year and birthdays. Birthdays she found particularly irksome. The numbers she sensed were deliberately set against her.
So each year she was the scrooge of her street. She frowned and mumbled ‘humbug’ a lot. She didn’t decorate, she didn’t buy gifts for her neighbours, she didn’t bake and she didn’t make, anything.
Rather she sat in her house of misery and scowled a lot.
She wore her drabbest clothes on Christmas day and wasn’t afraid to be seen in such. She kept her best expressions on that day, her face twisted in dislike as though she’d eaten crab apples instead of pink ladies.
On Christmas morning she found a package on her front step.
Merry Christmas Miss Haggatha
Have a lovely day
Amanda (Next Door)
Inside was a small Christmas Tree. So moved someone thought of her she hung it on her front door.