Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #113 – The masterpiece

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The image below is from the Google Photo Frame.For the visually challenged writer, the image shows two women on a small rocky island in calm waters at early sunset with tall mountains in the background.

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“This is beautiful Sheri”

“I had no idea that you are so good!”

Sheri smiled with pleasure. It was a joy to hear such praise from her fellow art student.

“Thank you, Jim, the scene was inspiring and I chose the right medium. I think this new technique is wonderful, layering the image with painting” She said with a question in her tone.

Jim nodded in agreement. “This looks like a painting, yet you didn’t have to spend hours or days working at it”

“I think you have a talent for this technique and can make a career out of it”

“By the way, who were your models?” He asked casually.

Oh, there were a couple of women, exploring the island. I asked if I could take a picture and they agreed, why?

“Oh nothing, just asking”, said Jim

Leaving Sheri’s studio, Jim calls Rob, his best friend.

“I found your wife Rob. I can help you locate her!”

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #113

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Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The painting below is by Edward Hopper.For the visually challenged writer, the painting shows a woman sitting at a table in a restaurant or diner. A man is sitting at an adjacent table and seems to be staring at her.

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He thought he knew her, she seemed familiar. But he couldn’t remember if he had actually met her or had seen her somewhere before.

As the waiter served her afternoon tea, he caught his eye. “Do you know who this lady is? ” He asked in an undertone.

“No sir, she is new here”, replied the man as he hurried away.

Meanwhile, the woman was joined by someone. And Jarred immediately knew him.

He quickly left some money on the table and walked away. It wasn’t safe for him to be seen by this man.

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #112

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from the Google Photo Frame.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows two sets of parallel railroad tracks heading toward a pedestrian walkway that crosses over the tracks.

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Staying on track was very important for Mark. All eyes were on him and how he performed.

He had with great effort taken control of his life, which was previously getting away from him like a runaway train. No more drugs, no more wild parties, he had sworn off them and had cleaned up his act. He had to show his father that he was the responsible adult that he proclaimed.

After all, he had no desire to lose the family millions to strangers, which his father had threatened him of doing! In fact, he was enjoying the new lifestyle so much that it had become real for him, instead of the show that he had been putting on for his father.

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #111

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Celine Ylmz at Unsplash.For the visually challenged writer, the image shows a man with longish, gray hair wearing a brown trench coat standing in a bookstore.

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Books held a very strong attraction for him. The fact that new books were now too expensive for him, made buying many out of the question. But he still saved some money every week from his pension and would browse in the old book store near his home.

Cathy owned the store and noticed him standing by the display many times, only to go out without buying any books. She guessed that the price of even the used books may be out of his reach. She thought of a clever way of helping him.

“Hi!

Can I help you with anything”, she asked.

“No thanks I am just looking around”, replied the gentleman.

“You do know we have a lending system here as well. You can pay security of $5 and take two books home for reading, just like a library. When you are done, you can exchange them for more”

The light of happiness in his eyes made telling the fib worthwhile.

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #110

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Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from RHADS at DeviantArt.For the visually challenged writer, the image shows a pole on top of which are surveillance cameras pointed in every direction, a Do Not Enter road symbol, and a sign with a drawing of a brain. In the distance are smokestacks spewing gray smoke into the atmosphere.

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Stop!

And look around

Use your brain, if you have one

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resultthe destructionhabitat

Rememberbetterfuturegenerations

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destructivegenerationwalkedearth

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #109

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Noah Berger for the Chronicle.com.

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Meeting friends or family for a meal is finally possible

Sit outside in the open air, at an acceptable distance

You can take off your mask and see them after a long time

Exchange news, views and discuss politics, if you like

Tell them old jokes and share anecdotes from last year

It’s good to be with loved ones once again

Even if you cannot hug them or shake hands

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #108

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The image below is from Ba Tik @ Pexels.com.For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a young couple sitting on a bed drinking coffee together and the young woman is whispering something young man’s ear.

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You’re kidding!

No, it’s true, absolutely true

I can’t believe it, it seems so improbable

But Cindy told me herself

That she and …..

Yes and that they are…….

Oh wow! Unbelievable!

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Gossip is a lovely dish

Served hot and on the ready

It can be true or totally false

But it is fun to talk about people

Things that one dare not say to their faces

But it turns poisonous when it is directed

Back at you, just a pack of lies

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #107

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The image below is from Pixabay.com.For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a human skull placed on top of an old book. To the left is an hourglass and to the right is a single smoldering candle in a glass candleholder.

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Studying human anatomy was taxing. There were 206 bones in the human body and they were not only required to learn their names but also their position in the body.

Mostly they used plastic models to study the bones but James had gotten hold of real bones from an unknown source and though it was more interesting to study from them, they all felt a bit discomforted when touching them. They all had tried to get James to spill the secret but he would just say that someone had given them to him.

The most intriguing was the skull. It rested on the thick anatomy book and appeared to stare at them from its empty sockets.

Years later they learned the secret of those bones when James was arrested and convicted of multiple murders.

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #106

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Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from the Google Home Photo Frame.For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a grassy plain of grazing bisons in the foreground with soaring, snow-covered mountain peaks in the distance.

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Animalsherdsroaming

mountains

But nothing reached the dry parched Mother Earth

It was the fault of these interfering humans

Who had raised the temperature of the atmosphere

To a point that weather all over the planet had turned topsy turvy

One never could predict what revenge mother was planning

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #105

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The image below is from aw-landscapes at DeviantArt.com.For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a wintry scene of snow-covered trees deep within a forest.

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Hey you, how’s it going?

I’m good buddy, how about you?

“This frost is chilling up my spine and as you can see I can’t stand straight anymore”

“We all are in the same boat buddy! Some are leaning this way and some are leaning the other way!”

“Except for Hector! Just look at him, so upright and strong. I don’t know what his mama fed him when he was a sapling but he sure has turned out stronger than us all!”

” You can’t see it from where you are but he is being supported by the fencing wall. I’d say buddy we all are facing the same fate. One strong storm will see us all kissing the forest floor!”

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