Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #1 – The Image from Smither’s Glade.


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The photo in the local museum created a lot of interest.

The origin of the subject was raised by many, as the young girl was not a local.

The photographer was Muriel Sparks an eccentric woman from the edge of town.

There was something very alluring about the scene. It was a study of innocence.

The location was the glade on Smither’s farm a well-known spot for photographers.

How the photograph got to be in the museum was a mystery. The museum was not one for photographs that didn’t have some historical interest.

An unknown girl in a well-known glade, nothing new in that.

Despite this, the photograph attracted a lot of visitors and the museum recorded record numbers passing through its doors.

Over a period of days, it was noticed that the girl appeared to be moving. First, it was her hand, then her feet and finally the appearance of a third sheep at the top of the image.

Added to that the tune she was playing, a pastoral melody, became obvious to you the longer you gazed at it.

It was indeed a mystery and one the museum was to long benefit from.


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7 Responses to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #1 – The Image from Smither’s Glade.

  1. Sadje says:

    An imaginative story.

  2. crimsonprose says:

    The magic of photos, eh? Nice one, Michael. 🙂

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