Technically this is a day late, but I wanted to do this prompt anyway. Just look at that picture? What stories it has to tell!
Thanks to Sonya at the blog,
Only 100 Words for the picture
This prompt is from Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. I write a short piece 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) on the picture prompt.
Hannah filled with dread as the cold gray stone came into view. She had spent the last three years trying to forget what happened that night. She had argued all week with Henry, her advisor, about coming back to this place where so much was taken from her. But in this war torn country, there was little anyone could do. The fighting had moved south, and the young queen needed to seek refuge where no one would find her. Who would think that she would return to the place of nightmares? The place where her family was so cruelly torn away.
Was there no other place she could go? she wanted to ask Henry again. Knowing it was futile, Hannah remained silent. Could this place be more than a place of nightmares? Could she remember the happy times spent here without the fear and panic overshadowing the happiness? There may be a war raging in the south, but Hannah was facing a war inside herself.
My word count is 165. Other stories for this prompt can be found here.
I’d like to give a shout out to The Glitter Aficionado for inspiring me to write this piece! I found the prompt from her blog where she wrote her own flash fiction. Check it out!