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A quick introduction: I’m Donna McNicol and your new host here at Sunday Photo Fiction. You may notice a slightly different look AND a new link address. We have officially moved from a WordPress.com site to our own domain. So be sure to bookmark/subscribe/follow us at SundayPhotoFiction.com
A side note, I also host a flash fiction prompt every Friday on my blog. I hope you will join in the fun there as well. Thank you for joining in the fun!
Welcome to 2019 and Sunday Photo Fiction! Each week a new photograph will be posted, either donated by a member of the community, or obtained from one of the FREE photo sites like Pixabay.com and Unsplash.com.
The challenge is to write a story based upon the photo in 200 words or less. When you are done, post your story and the photo prompt on your blog.
Please be sure to post the photo with the photo credit as well as a link back to this post.
Once your story is posted, add your name and story link to the link party below. An alternative is to leave a comment and pingbacks are also accepted. Entries close at midnight CT Thursday night. Thanks for joining in the fun!
Taking a Dive
By Teresa Smeigh 2019
Rose and Martin had bought their first house in Florida. They noticed the houses around them all had these enormous screened-in patios in their back yard around their pools.
As they met their neighbors, they started noticing these people left all their back patio doors open at all time creating an open house layout. They finally asked someone why they had these screens on the back of their houses. It enlarged their home they were told, and it was like having an indoor pool as well.
They didn’t have enough money yet having just bought this house, so they decided to wait, but as the days went by, people told them they had to worry about alligators coming up to use their pool. The screens would keep them out.
Rose and Martin were beginning to wonder. What were the chances of an alligator coming up to use their pool?
One day something happened to make them reconsider.
They were having a large barbecue. Martin went to clean out the barbecue grill and suddenly yelled.
“What is wrong, Martin,” Rose yelled from the house.
“We have company,” he yelled back at her and then entered the house.
“What do you mean we have company? It is really early.”
“I mean I opened up the barbecue grill, and it had several lizards in it. I talked to the neighbor, and they said it was normal, that is why they screened in their back yards and covered the pool. That keeps out the alligators and lizards from getting in.”
“Martin, we need to get a screen asap. It would also open up our pool area nicely and then we could have a covered pool as well. I like the idea. Please.”
“Ok, you win. We’ll get a screened-in porch as well. I will start asking where to get one at the party.”
“Oh, Martin, thank you so much. I would hate to run into an alligator in the pool one morning.”
Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian
Author of a book, a work in progress, on the blog https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/
Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.