Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt. If you know where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is closed and I usually share something about the place during the round-up.
Use the image and title provided as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT) on Wednesday each week, and link back to the prompt post with a pingback to be included in the round-up. There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly and not passionately political.
All posts will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.
Up to No Good
By Teresa Smeigh 2019
Mary stared out the window of the car as it sped down the road. She wondered if John was going to ask her out. Why else was he taking her out for a ride during their lunch hour?
They had brought their lunches along with them and when they arrived at the area he had chosen; she was overwhelmed by all the silence and the green of the trees and bushes. There was even an old trough from when the horses had been kept there.
He pulled in and parked. Mary reached for her lunch bag, but John stopped her. “Aren’t we going to eat our lunches,” Mary hesitantly asked him.
“Actually not yet, I had something else in mind.”
“I have noticed that you were flirting with me and I thought we should talk about it. Are you interested in a relationship or not?”
“I like you, but just as a friend.”
“I don’t see it that way. Why were you flirting with me if you just wanted to be friends?”
“John please take me back to work.”
He reached over her and opened the door. He pushed her out and she landed on the ground. He closed the door and without giving her a chance to grab her purse, he peeled out of there leaving her all alone and far from the nearest paved road.
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian