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Friday #fotoflash August 2, 2019


DB McNicol’s #fotoflash

Photo courtesy of W. Neiman

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Parade Fun

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

Robin stretched out and put her feet up on the windowsill. She couldn’t get comfortable.

Robin was 40 years old and 9 months pregnant. She worked hard today and had no breaks. The restaurant had been busy today, and even though she is only the hostess in her current condition, she is exhausted.

She started to doze off, but the baby was very active right now, and she was afraid she was going to go into labor soon. She stared out the window, trying to pinpoint the hospital among the other buildings.

She had no family, so she will have to call an ambulance when the time comes. Her only friend was working late at the restaurant tonight, and the baby’s father took off as soon as he heard the news of his impending fatherhood.

She felt the first sharp pain. This might be it. She glanced at the clock and checked the time. Another contraction. They are getting closer and even more intense. Now that they are coming every few minutes, she pulled out her phone and called the ambulance quickly explaining her position.

This was her first child, but she was 40 years old, and this wouldn’t be easy. She advised them of her age and that she had been on her feet for the last 12 hours working. They promised to send someone out immediately and for her to make sure that her door was unlocked.

The ambulance didn’t come, and the pains increased. Robin knew the baby was coming, and she was all alone. There was nothing she could do. Her body knew what it needed to do to deliver the baby. She wrapped it in a blanket and was curled around the baby when the ambulance finally got there apologizing for the emergency that held them up. They rapidly went into action and got her, and the baby transferred to the hospital.

She woke up to see her friend and boss waiting to see her. News had gotten to the restaurant.

She looked down at the baby and checked to see if it was a boy or girl. Happily, she had given birth to a girl her very first choice.

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DB McNicol’s Rules:

Welcome to my Friday Foto Flash Fiction challenge! Each Friday I will post a new picture to be used as inspiration for your flash fiction written in 500 words or less. Be sure to include the photo, the source credit, and a link to this post with your storyEntries will close on Thursday at midnight Eastern Time.

Once your post is live, add your link to the list below. I hope you will visit the other entries (and check back often for new stories). Remember to leave them a comment in appreciation. Thank you and enjoy! Here’s your photo prompt.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

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.

 

Thursday photo prompt: Destination #writephoto


Rules for Sue’s Thursday photo prompt: Destination #writephoto

 

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a path between an avenue of trees. Shadows from hidden sunlight fall across the path, but mist obscures the way forward…

John and Susan (Rough Housing Part 3)

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

John and Susan’s destination was school this morning. Not their favorite place. Neither one is good at school subjects.

They were walking arm in arm as well as they could with John carrying all the books and Susan her tote bag.

Their relationship has been progressing ever since their last argument and that beautiful kiss. John and Susan snuck another kiss whenever possible, and no one else was nearby. The mist was getting thicker as they walked down the road between the trees. They hurried up as they were getting wetter as they lingered in the trees kissing.

Today’s trip to school was no different except for the mist, which was getting heavier and heavier. They figured they ought to hurry up and get in out of the rain, but they were still relatively far from the school. They let go of each other’s arms and started to trot to school.
Susan dropped her tote bag again, spreading her belongings all over the walkway. This time John helped her pick her stuff up as the mist was getting very heavy and their books were also going to get wet. They shared a quick kiss and took off running towards the school.

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

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.

Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 98


Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 98

Reena’s Rules:

PROMPT WORD

Perspective

Synonyms –

Angle, aspect, attitude, mindset, prospect, viewpoint, headset, landscape, objectivity, overview, panorama, proportion, relation, relativity, scene, vista, broad view, frame of reference, relative importance, size of it, way of looking

You are free to use the prompt word, any of its synonyms or none of it – as long as the theme reflects it.

As usual, there is no restriction on the format or length of the piece. Go with the flow.

Write a post on your blog, and link it up here with a pingback, or copy-paste the blog link in Comments. Tag it Reena’s Exploration Challenge for easy access in the Blog Roll.

I eagerly await your responses.

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Perspective is an interesting topic. You can ask 5 or more different people who witnessed the same situation, accident, whatever and you will more likely than not get that many different perspectives. I have always found it interesting how many different answers will come up. 

Same thing with my jobs. If you asked several different supervisors for an answer you will get different answers from all of them. It used to annoy me to get so many different answers when I had a customer waiting on the other end of the telephone. What do I tell them? No one agrees with the other. 

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

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.