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photo-20170327143644962Photo prompt provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode.

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

3. Please credit photo to photographer.

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.

The photo instantly captivated her.  Julia stood staring, mesmerized.  Mute silence held her spellbound as she gazed at the unlikely yet undeniable picture that captured her in another time and place. It didn’t just speak to her, it was her!

Feelings of wonder filled her mind as she closed her eyes silently breathing in the warmth of the room, the texture of the carpet underfoot.  She recognized the beautiful music her husband was playing, could hear it in her mind, could feel the delightful light weight fabric of her gown soft against her skin.

How was this possible? Julia could describe the woman’s longing, delight, and yearning for more.  She was unsettled in thought, confused yet curious.  Before her at the door stood a man she’d instantly fallen in love with. Her affection sincere though he seemed of another time and place.

Turning, Julia looked at her husband and smiled.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. ellenbest24 says:

    maybe the piano forte was a time machine…

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  2. Sumyanna says:

    Wonderful! I have not had the time to write fiction because things are crazy busy. I would So love to try this sometime 😀

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    • It’s a challenge, but really great fun! Hope you have an opportunity. I know from what you’ve said your life’s pretty busy…you share incredibly of yourself always! so awesome.

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      • Sumyanna says:

        I have done it some, in the past. It is hard because in limited time I can only do so much. I usually write in the little breaks I get while the kids are answering questions or doing math questions, etc. Wish I could do more. You did a lovely job!

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      • Why thank you, Sumyanna, that means worlds. Sometimes it comes easily, sometimes I have to think about it for awhile. You do an incredible job considering the time constraints you work with. Seriously.

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      • Sumyanna says:

        I have to write, or I think I will burst. I’m not kidding – I’ve tried. It is just a way for me to relax on a stressful day. For some reason, it settles me…

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      • Isn’t it so true? I know when I can’t write, something’s missing, just not right…then I write something, anything, and I feel free almost. That’s as close as I can get to expressing the depth of emotion it unleashes for me.

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      • Sumyanna says:

        Yes, indeed it is like that. At some point I have to stop everything and just let it all out. Odd to think I did not write for so long. Wonder where that need went then? Now, it is something I cannot fathom – not writing.

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