Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to centre around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story. This week’s photo is a pyramid container, so you can use the image in any way you feel you want to.
Howard was adamant that I stay so he could show me his latest purchase from the attic sale.
I had gotten squeamish the last time he showed me one of his, so called, treasured bargains! So, I was skeptical this time of his desire to share, as he cast a questionable look in my direction.
Patting my hand, he laughed. “You’re not afraid, are you?”
I lifted my chin and said, “I’m not afraid of anything.” My hands began to shake in my lap and I could already feel beads of sweat over my brow.
Howard was well known for his strange antics and I felt I was about to experience another one of them.
Sitting on the table was a pyramid container. He gestured me toward it. “Don’t be shy, Emily, open the container, ” he said with amusement in his voice.
With unsteady feet I walked over to the table and carefully lifted off the top of the pyramid and looked inside.
I immediately let out a loud scream, covered my mouth, tilted my head up and down with tears streaming down my face and said, “yes!”
Howard reached in the container and took out the diamond ring laying by the note, and put it on my finger.
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