Submitted for Sunday Photo Fiction
The Assignment: The idea of Photo Fiction is to write a story of around 100-200 words (which is also called Flash Fiction) based on a photo as a prompt. In this particular photo fiction, the story must be based on the photo below. This is a serial story, so I encourage you to read part 1 , part 2 , part 3, part 4 ,part 5 and part 6 And now, the Incident, part 7.
Meanwhile next door, Mr. Woolsey answered his telephone. “Hello.”
“Frank, it’s Miranda.”
“Howdy partner. How are things in Texas?”
“With a heavy fog from the Gulf of Mexico, my flight is delayed. I can’t seem to reach Joanna. She isn’t answering at home or her cellphone.”
“I just saw her at your house less than thirty minutes ago. I’ll go back over and ask her to call you.”
“Thank you Frank. We had planned for her to pick me up at the airport but now I don’t know when my flight will arrive.”
“OK be safe. See you soon,” said Frank as he hung up.
Frank Woolsey walked onto his front porch and heard the sound of glass breaking in the area of Miranda’s house. He witnessed a figure dressed in dark clothing climbing through the window. Taking out his cellphone, Frank pressed 9-1-1 but nothing happened. He tried again but realized his cellphone was not working. Racing back into the house, he called from the home line.
“Castlegrove 9-1-1 operator. What is your emergency?”
“This is Frank Woolsey at 125 Cavendish Place. I witnessed a home invasion at 127. There are four women alone in the home. Hurry.”