Every Friday authors from around the world gather around the virtual fireside of fellow WordPress blogger Rochelle Wisoff to share flash fiction stories of 100 words, all inspired – regardless of genre – by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are also welcome.
This week’s photo has been provided by writer and blogateer Rick Voza. Here’s the story that Rick’s photo inspired:
I shuffled closer.
“No nearer!” He was clutching a photo.
He shrugged, shoved it along the ledge.
I played along. “Meals trolleys. Baggage truck, airplane …”
“…no personnel. Plus reflection of airplane. Reflection of camera lens. In a window. A photo of somebody taking a photo.
It dawned. “It’s that airplane?”
“I was a paparazzo. On the spot. Big bucks swimming in front of my eyes, I bribed a security guard. The terrorist spotted me. Thought I had a gun.”
“But you weren’t the bomber.”
“My wife and son were on board. ”
(c) Ann Isik 2013