Sunday Photo Fiction – August 5 2018

Welcome to Sunday Photo Fiction! Each week I will post a new photograph, taken either by myself or donated by a member of the community. The challenge is to write a story using 200 words or less based on the prompt. When you are done, post your story and the photo prompt (giving proper credit to the photographer of course!) on your blog, and use the InLinkz froggy icon below to add your story to the SPF collection. While you are there, take time to read and comment on some of the other stories. I know you will not be disappointed. It’s that simple!

If you are new to the site or flash fiction, check out the ABOUT SPF page with more information about the challenge. There is also a page called TIPS FOR BEGINNERS.

For those of you who would like to donate a photograph, the PHOTO DONATION page tells you how. And if SPF is not enough to keep the creative fires burning, the FLASH FICTION LINK page lists some of the more popular flash fiction challenges.

REMEMBER, THE GOAL IS TO HAVE FUN!

This week’s photo prompt was submitted by James Pyles. (Thanks James!)

SPF August 05 2018 James Pyle 1
Photo Credit: James Pyles
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Photo Fiction: Sunday 05th May 2013

The idea of Alastair’s Photo Fiction is that a photo that I have taken is used as a prompt for flash fiction – a short story – of around 150 words. If you decide that want to create a story, copy and paste this as a link on your post so that it links back here.

https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/sunday-05th-may-2013/

WORD COUNT
Word count is 150 words. Well, around 150 words. You don’t have to score 150 spot on.

PROMPT
The photo that is used is one that I have taken myself. Please link to my other blog with a copyright message. My other blog can be found here. Please include the photo in each story.

THE RULES
Please state at the beginning of your post if your post contains sex or violence so that readers who are against those genres can know to avoid them.

When commenting on another person’s story, please be nice. Remember, we all like advice, but harsh criticism may offend some people.

Please link back to here with your post so that other readers can know where your stories are. All stories with have a link below the photo so that others can read them as well.

My story is after the photo as well as on my main blog.

Have fun

06 05 May 5th 2013

You can find the first two parts of this story here and here.

The Lighthouse

As the ship came in, the pilot saw the lights. Knowing the lighthouse would allow any pilot a safe route through the dangerous areas. Green lights meant that a pilot could go through, red meant that the lane was busy and to wait.

The pilot looked at the lighthouse and could not make out the new lump sitting atop the building. Pulling levers turning dials, the pilot yelled at the co-pilot to look at the top. The navigator threw a set of trinoculars at the co-pilot. Catching them, the co-pilot focused on the lighthouse. His green skin drained in colour as he recognised the laser. He was about to call out a warning to the pilot when the laser lit up the bridge like both suns were out at the same time.

Daniel watched glumly from the shore as the Earthers took down another of the warships with ease.

Other stories

  1. Pat & Macy – Alastair’s Photo Fiction (call2read.com)
  2. Insomnia – Alastair’s Photo Fiction (anelephantcant.me)
  3. The Lighthouse – APF (kattermonran.com)
  4. Sowing Sea Shells : An Alastair Photo Fiction 150 (julesinflashyfiction.wordpress.com)
  5. Alastairs Photo Fiction – The nature of things (thewhyaboutthis.com)
  6. The Great Mistake – Alastair’s Photo Fiction – 05-05-13 (momusnews.wordpress.com)
  7. Signals – Alastair’s Challenge (thehobbitings.wordpress.com)
  8. Repeated Nightmare – Alastair’s Photo Fiction (sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com)
  9. Photo Fiction Entry for 5/06/2013 Warning (silverliner98.wordpress.com)
  10. Paid in Full : APF (round 2) (julesinflashyfiction.wordpress.com)

Photo Fiction: Sunday 28th April 2013

Week Five, of Alastair’s Photo Fiction, and I am happy how things are going at the moment. I love the different stories that are turning up. If you decide that want to create a story, copy and paste this as a link on your post so that it links back here.

https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/sunday-april-28th-2013/

WORD COUNT
Word count is 150 words. Well, around 150 words. If you go over 150 words, then 150 words will no longer be your limit.

PROMPT
The photo that is used is one that I have taken myself. Please link to my other blog with a copyright message. My other blog can be found here. Please include the photo in each story.

THE RULES
Please state at the beginning of your post if your post contains sex or violence so that readers who are against those genres can know to avoid them.

When commenting on another person’s story, please be nice. Remember, we all like advice, but harsh criticism may offend some people.

Please link back to here with your post so that other readers can know where your stories are. All stories with have a link below the photo so that others can read them as well.

My story is after the photo and on my other blog.

Have fun

05 04 April 28th 2013

This story started in Invasion

DESTRUCTION

A raven arrived with a pictonote* asking for anyone of fighting age to meet, as the people from Earth had to be thrown off their planet. Now, as Daniel and Alexei were heading into town, they were being careful as the enemy were flying all over looking for targets. They didn’t care who they hit. Daniel wondered why the Earthers didn’t just want to be friends. They could have learnt so much. He was curious as to how they managed though with only two arms.

As they reached the town, Daniel and Alexei dived into a bush as the sounds of flying vehicles closed and went overhead. Three screamed through and fired their destruction sticks. Another building to burst into flames; it was the building they were all supposed to meet in.

Daniel stood up on all three legs. The town was on fire. Now, there didn’t seem any way they could be defeated.

*For the sake of this story, and the planet it is on, a pictonote is like a pictogram but written on paper. Very much like the Egyptian form of writing.

Other Stories

  1. A Roof With A View – Alastair’s Photo Fiction (anelephantcant.me)
  2. APF: Sunday 28th April 2013 (kattermonran.com)
  3. Double-Crossed: Alastair’s Photo Fiction in 150 Words or Less (julesinflashyfiction.wordpress.com)
  4. The Man in Dark Blue Shirt – Alastair Photo Fiction (call2read.com)
  5. Fresh Start – Alastair’s Photo Fiction (sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com)
  6. Alastair’s Photo Fiction – The Terrible Weapon – 04-28-13 (momusnews.wordpress.com)
  7. Ominous Clouds – Alastairs Photo Fiction (thewhyaboutthis.com)
  8. Red Menace (myownheart.me)
  9. Photo Fiction Entry for 4/28/2013 The Price (silverliner98.wordpress.com)

Photo Fiction: Sunday 21st April 2013

Week four, of Alastair’s Photo Fiction, and I am happy how things are going at the moment. I love the different stories that are turning up. If you decide that want to create a story, copy and paste this as a link on your post so that it links back here.

https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/sunday-21st-april-2013/

WORD COUNT
Word count is 150 words. Well, around 150 words. You won’t hung drawn and quartered if you go over that.

PROMPT
The photo that is used is one that I have taken myself. Please link to my other blog with a copyright message. My other blog can be found here. Please include the photo in each story.

THE RULES
Please state at the beginning of your post if your post contains sex or violence so that readers who are against those genres can know to avoid them.

When commenting on another person’s story, please be nice. Remember, we all like advice, but harsh criticism may offend some people.

Please link back to here with your post so that other readers can know where your stories are. All stories with have a link below the photo so that others can read them as well.

My story is after the photo as well as on my other blog.

Have fun

04 04 April 21st 2013

Past Imperfect

Krane brought the car for a song from an auction. A house was about to be demolished due to the previous owner dying and subsidence had pulled one of the walls down. Before razing the building, a car, previously missed and in perfect condition, was found in the garage. Documents cited Harold Weisz as the owner. At the auction, anyone who had attempted to bid suddenly had a coughing fit, stopping any competition. Being just in his twenties, Krane was jubilant at the ease of acquiring this beautiful vehicle.

Now, whilst out on a drive a flashing red light caught Krane’s eye. Keeping his eye on the road, he leant and tapped the light. A wave of dizziness overtook him and he shook his head. As his vision cleared, he grinned, looking in the mirror seeing not Krane, but the newly installed Harold Weisz ecstatic at gaining another life to live.

Other stories:

  1. Past Imperfect (kattermonran.com)
  2. Time Travel – Alastair’s Photo Fiction (sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com)
  3. The Car – Alastair’s Photo Fiction (anelephantcant.me)
  4. “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” An ‘Alastair’s Photo Fiction’ Prompt (julesinflashyfiction.wordpress.com)
  5. Car of Youth – Alastair’s Photo Fiction – April,21, 2013 (momusnews.wordpress.com)
  6. The Champion – Alastair’s Photo Fiction (call2read.com)
  7. How Many Roads Do You Travel? (thewhyaboutthis.com)
  8. Photo Fiction Entry for 4/21/2013 Tour de Ben and Millie (silverliner98.wordpress.com)
  9. The Chameleon Factor (theencouragingscribe.wordpress.com)
  10. Driving Daisy (penkissespaper.wordpress.com)
  11. Alastair’s Photo Fiction 4/21/13 (musingsfromtheturnippatch.wordpress.com)

Photo Fiction: Sunday 14th April 2013

Week three of the Photo Fiction, and thank you everybody new who joined in last week. I enjoyed reading your stories.

WORD COUNT
Word count is 150 words. If you go over, you won’t be kicked out, finger waggled or stared at. It’s not going too far as to make you think you are writing an essay at school again.

PROMPT
The photo that is used is one that I have taken myself. Please link to my other blog with a copyright message. My other blog can be found here. Please include the photo in each story.

THE RULES
Please state at the beginning of your post if your post contains sex or violence so that readers who are against those genres can know to avoid them.

When commenting on another person’s story, please be nice. Remember, we all like advice, but harsh criticism may offend some people.

Please link back to here with your post so that other readers can know where your stories are. All stories with have a link below the photo so that others can read them as well.

My story is after the photo as well as on my other blog.

Have fun

03 04 April 14th 2013

INVASION

Daniel had come to the country trying to escape the ravages of the city. When the invaders arrived, they had taken down the main elements of their culture. They had removed all royalty from the capital in seconds. The bazaar had been next; followed by the vehicle manufacturing plant.

Without those three elements, Beckrestin was finished. Apparently, the invaders had come across space using ships. Daniel went into the house that he was using. The invaders would not suspect a destroyed building as housing him and his sister. He had heard of a way to defeat them though; a weakness they would be able to exploit.

He sat with his sister for a while, watching her sleep. He worried about how she would cope while he was gone. He considered drawing a pictogram on the wall to let her know. In the end, he woke her.

“Alexia, I know how to defeat these creatures from Earth ….”

Other stories

  1. Photo Fiction: 14th April 2013 – Invasion (kattermonran.com)
  2. Renewal: A 150 word APF story (julesinflashyfiction.wordpress.com)
  3. Alastair’s Sunday Photo Prompt (charronschatter.com)
  4. Photo Fiction Entry 4/14/2013 Expansion Plans (silverliner98.wordpress.com)
  5. Her Love (lovelyladyblogger.wordpress.com)
  6. Handyman’s Special – Alastair’s Photo Fiction (sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com)
  7. Alastair’s Photo Fiction – Derelict (jwdwrites.wordpress.com)
  8. Home Sweet Home (thewhyaboutthis.com)
  9. Attack – Alastair’s Photo Fiction (anelephancant.me)
  10. Alastair’s Photo Fiction – 4-14-13 (musingsfromtheturnippatch.wordpress.com)
  11. A New Abode (penkissespaper.wordpress.com)
  12. Photo Fiction – Farhaz’s Fiancée (call2read.com)