February 6, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to the theme “a dog in the daisies.” It can be any dog, real or imagined. Push into the setting and as always, go where the prompt leads!
Sophie’s face wasn’t the last thing Doug saw as his eyes finally closed. Having fallen to the floor, it was the picture hanging on the wall, of a dog sitting in a daisy field, that was his final vision. It spoke to him.
Two floors below, after removing the revolver from his trouser pocket, Mike’s eyes became transfixed on the same picture of a dog sitting in a field of daisies. It spoke to him.
Outside Mike’s room, Sophie hesitated before knocking on the door. Was she doing the right thing? Shouldn’t she go back and check on Doug?
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Written in response to the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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36 thoughts on “The Picture #flashfiction”
This is so intriguing.
I’m glad you’re enjoying it. You can read the whole story in one place by clicking on ‘The Newlyweds’ on the menu bar of my blog.
This is written in a interesting and unique way, Hugh.
Thanks, Robbie. The next part is being published tomorrow.
You are so cleverly inventive with how you are weaving these three POVs into a compelling series.
I’m enjoying the experience of being challenged to continue the story with your prompts, Charli. It really gets me thinking.
Reading this series is like falling off a cliff in slow motion – that’s a compliment btw.
Thanks, Suzanne. I love the way you’ve described reading this story. That makes me very happy.
Decisions, decisions. What does it all mean?
Like the dog in the picture, maybe that somebody is always watching us, Norah? 😀
Maybe. But I’d rather not think about it.
Yep. You’ve still got this! 🙂
I hope so, Liesebt. I hate to think what these characters will do to me if I let them go.
Ha! Still unresolved…
Yes, these three characters are refusing to let me go. They’ve told me that 99 words were never enough for them.
Tell them 99 at a time, 99 at a time.
Your mini-series flash fiction is getting more complicated….I wonder now what the dog saw or smelled 🙂
It’s more about what the picture of the dog sitting in daisies said to Doug and Mike, Terri. I tried getting Sophie in on the act, but she told me she wanted to hotfoot it to Mike’s room 😳
I love the slow, drammatic unfolding of this story, Hugh. Brilliantly done!
Thank you, Donna. I fear the end could be in sight for our characters.
Hey, you did it again! Fantastic, Hugh!
Thanks, Erika. Glad you’re enjoying it.
I basically like your writings and this style is fabulous!!
Thanks, Erika. That’s a huge compliment.
Please keep it up, Hugh 👍Perhaps it would make a great book with stories like that (only longer). It reminds me of the Pulp Fiction movie which has this touch too.
Deeper and deeper spiralling down 💜🌈
I wonder when they’ll reach the bottom?
And how much of a bump 😟
A clever piece of enticement to read on. You had me from the first line with my namesake apparently shuffling off the mortal coil and wondering about all the Mikes I know. 😉
Thank you, Doug. These three characters were only supposed to be with me for one week. Four weeks on…
This is really developing…what’s going to happen next??
Thanks, Cathy. Glad you’re enjoying the rollercoaster ride.