Flash Fiction #2

Miriam Reuben

Father had hired a photographer to come and take their photographs.

“Newest thing!” he chortled with glee.

He and mother had sat together to have theirs taken. Her brothers Charles and Joseph had too, both standing tall with chests out like a pair of randy roosters.

My sister Amy had chosen to demonstrate the womanly art of embroidery.

I decided to show my true passion and set up my writing at the little table. Once he was ready, I struck my pose.

Mother might not have been pleased, but one day others will see my beginnings as a great writer.


By choosing to simply title these with flash fiction writings with numbers, I am trying to avoid giving the reader any preconceived ideas about my pieces.   It is my hope that it allows the readers mind to create the deeper flavour for themselves.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site.  Use her Wednesday picture as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

Posted on Jun 29, 2014, in Flash Fiction, Variety Pack and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Dear Ladyryl,

    Sweet story for a writer. The picture is actually not a photo prompt but a picture I posted on the Friday Fictioneers page of my paternal grandmother, Miriam Reuben Wisoff. She was a poet. According to my dad she was 16 or 17 in this picture.




  2. And you remembered this time to link back to Rochelle’s site. Are they both exactly 100 words? 😕


  3. Dear Ladyryl, Good story – I had forgotten this was a picture of Rochelle’s paternal grandmother writing poetry. How neat. Nan 🙂


  4. Ladyryl, Good story and well written. 🙂 —Susan


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