This is in response to a weekly challenge hosted by Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The goal is to write a story between 100-150 (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo. 

This is a continued mini series:



Thank you to for your public use photos and our prompt photo.


Garnet had not persuaded Damon to stay away from the house where the kidnapping took place.  It had been vacant for over five years.  The pain on Damon’s face was agony.

Garnet read an article on the library’s computer stating the owners had sold the house.  They were so distraught over the kidnapping, they could not continue living in their house which held such intense memories of that tragic night.

They had only kept a framed photo after the house was sold.  It was an elegant picture of a large bird flying in front of lush, green mountains.  The photo was taken from the deck of a cruise ship the family was on. It was their last vacation together, and the photo was a reminder of all the extraordinary experiences the family had.

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Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

13 thoughts on “REMINDER

  1. I can understand why someone would want to leave, for although it may be difficult, it is always best to move on.
    A great and poignant continuation with the story!


  2. What a sad time for Damon – so disappointing after all he and Garnet had been through to get back there, As to the photograph, people’s views on the need for such keepsakes vary. Some need to have treasured memories of happier times, whereas others just want to forget and move on with thier lives.
    So, I wonder where Garnet and Damon will go after this ,,, You’ve kept this story going well, Jessie, and I’ve enjoyed reading it.


  3. Garnet and Damon have many roads to travel in their life’s journey, and I also wonder which road they will go down next. It is a surprise to me each week and I find myself looking forward to helping them tell their story. Thank you for following . I appreciate your comments.


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