FFfAW response – These Past Years

My response to this week’s FFfAW Challenge:

Inspired by this photo:

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!

Sally sat on the beach with Renaldo. Far off in the distance she could see the boat coming, the one that would he would soon be boarding. Closer, other boats stood moored with anchors. At the moment they sat abandoned, captain-less. Suddenly, as if on a signal people came from all directions boarding the various boats. The boat off in the distance wasn’t so distant anymore. Closer and closer it came as more and more people arrived filling up the beach, filling up the water.

“That’s my cue” Renaldo said.
Sally nodded sadly. “Will I ever see you again” she asked, already knowing the answer.

“No my love, I fear not”. Renaldo replied confirming her fears. “I will never forget you. I only ask that should you ever find someone to love you love them as you did me these past years, with your whole heart.”

With that he was gone.


Friday Fictioneers – Debilitating Fear

Photo Credit: Rochelle Wisoff Fields

Suzzanne came to feeling disoriented. She had no idea how long she had been out for. The first thing she became aware of was the fact that she was pinned and couldn’t move. Fear set it almost immediately.

Claustrophobia was a very real problem for Suzzanne, almost debilitating.  A scream welled up in her throat, escaping. Suddenly, out of the corner of her eyes, she could see a body appear at the passenger side door.

“It’s ok, Suzzanne, you’re gonna be ok” the voice attached to the body said, “Just try to stay calm”… “That’s it nice deep breaths”

I concentrated my story on the car itself, not so much on the surrounding parts of the picture.