Sunday Photo Fiction – October 4th 2015

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. I wanted to go for a more Autumnal photo this week as we are hurtling headlong into the winter months. Remember, you can use the photo in any way you feel is right.

124 10 October 4th 2015


Jody and Dakota silently walked to the gazebo.  The silence broke as they crunched leaves beneath their feet.

“Dakota, what am I going to do without Marty?  We have a three month old son that needs his father and I need him too, desperately, ” cried Jody.

“You will hear something soon,” Dakota said as she put her arm around her.

“He may have driven off the side of the mountain when it rained so hard yesterday.  He was in a hurry to get home after he learned that Marty, Jr. needs a heart operation.”

“The operation will be tomorrow morning because the doctor is afraid any delay will put him in grave danger.”

Jody let out a loud sob as she said, “why did I use the word grave?”

A police vehicle drove up and a policeman walked toward the gazebo.

The crunch of leaves was more than Jody and Dakota could bear, and both of them were crying.

The policeman said, “we found Marty on the side of the mountain. He was hurt, and taken to the hospital and will make a full recovery.

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Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

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