Submitted for Sunday Photo Fiction
Also submitted for Flash Frenzy Round 33 (see the rules at this link)
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. With the link tool below, you can add your story as well as read all the amazing stories written by others.
“Please tell me what has you upset,” said Dan.
“It’s nothing Dan. Let’s just have a nice dinner,” said Greta.
“I don’t like to see you so sad. Maybe I can help.”
The waiter came and took their orders. Afterwards, Greta took a deep breath and began to speak.
“Remember when we first met I told you that something traumatic happened when I was seven years-old. So traumatic that I blacked it out?”
“You said you saw a therapist.”
“I’m still seeing the therapist Dan and something happened today that triggered a memory so vivid I ran out of his office.”
“My therapist has this desktop pendulum. You know silver balls strung on wire and once you start them swinging, they don’t stop. When I went to sit down, I bumped the doctor’s desk and started the pendulum. I watched the silver balls moving back and forth. In a trance, a faded memory played out like watching a movie.”
“Did you see something from that time long ago?”
“We were in a deserted park near a fountain. My father was arguing with a woman then he held her head under the water. Dan, she looked just like me.”