Hello everyone! This is my submission for this week’s Friday Fictioneers. This exercise is brought to you by Rochelle Wisoff – Fields – Addicted to Purple. The idea is to write a 100 word flash fiction based on a photo prompt.
The photo prompt for this week is:
Photo Credit: Mary Shipman
In a good neighborhood gone bad the house remains. White clapboard that was cheerful is now tattered and neglected. It used to smell of honeysuckle and fresh baked biscuits. Now it reeks of poverty and three dollar wine. The once delightful wildflower wallpaper ripped and smudged with grime. This home reminds her equally of pleasure and pain. A childhood ruined in one summer. She lights the match and enjoys the burn. Maybe in the ashes she can find herself. The woman she might have been had she never seen this place or the neighbor who was never her “friend.”
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I hope everyone enjoyed this and all criticism is welcome, but hopefully just the constructive kind. 🙂
Woman on Pause