July 1, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the old photograph.” What is captivating about it? Where did it come from? How does it incite a story? Go where the prompt leads!
Symbols – by Hugh W. Roberts
“Have there been any other gay people in your family, Richard?” asked Adrian as he put the old photograph down.
“Have a look at the photo again. I think it’ll answer your question. Tea?”
Nodding his head, Adrian studied the photo again. “The older man is hot. Who is he?”
“My great-grandfather. Mum said my grandmother took the photo in Poland in 1939.”
“Why does he have a star and what looks like a triangle on his shirt?”
If that photo were in colour, you’d see a pink triangle. But the family have never wanted to talk about it.”
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch. Click here to join in.
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