Sunday Photo Fiction – April 7, 2019

Sunday Photo Fiction – April 7, 2019

Photo Credit: C.E. Ayr


Run the Rapids

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Randy surveyed the water up ahead around the bridge. The water was rough and indicated there might be rapids to maneuver. He was not very good at paddling a canoe on his own and that put him in a bind. Rhonda wasn’t going to be any help at all considering her condition. Dead people can’t paddle canoes.

                  He hadn’t meant to kill her. They had fought while they were trying to paddle the canoe down a tight spot in the river. She kept the canoe heading into the bushes. Finally, they tipped over. He was furious. He grabbed her while she was trying to get back in the canoe and strangled her.

                  This meant he had to get her body back into the canoe and then himself without dumping her back out again. He arranged her body and continued down the river. The sight of the bridge unnerved him. He had forgotten it was here. He should have buried her where they flipped over.

                  He’d have to wait for dark and once on the other side of the bridge, find a deserted spot to bury her body.

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Welcome to 2019 and 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 on your blog. Make sure you give proper credit when using the photo.  Use the “Click Here to Enter”  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.

6 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction – April 7, 2019

    1. Tessa Post author

      Thanks. I often wonder how my ex-husband and I kept from killing each other while canoeing as many times as I ran us into the sticker bushes or dumped us over completely.



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