Submitted for Sunday Photo Fiction
The Assignment: The idea of Photo Fiction is 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. To read stories written by others, click on the links tool below.
On the September 14, 2014 Sunday Photo Fiction I wrote a trilogy. Today I decided that I would try expanding those stories for a few weeks. The titles will not be Train Track Trilogy each week but will have three or a version of three in the title. To read the first part which is the introduction to the three stories, please enjoy Train Track Trilogy. Today my stories continue with Three Tales in a Bubble.
Three Tales in a Bubble
Kim tried to calm her emotions. She told Mark she would get clean but she wanted to get high. She thought she had more time but when Mark told her he was leaving, Kim’s bubble burst and reality set in. She could slip back into her old ways or pick herself up and really get clean. Kim didn’t know if she had the strength but she was going to try.
Dara Morgan watched the passing landscape. She was about to burst the bubble buffering her parent’s reality about their only daughter. Her goals and those of her parents have always been generally in sync but now with the life growing inside of her, her immediate future has been taken out of her control.
Born in 1943, after her father went to war, Krista didn’t know her father and with her mother’s mental state, she didn’t know Mildred either. Krista’s grandmother, who passed away five years ago, raised Krista. Being her mother’s primary caregiver now was difficult. Every day Krista drove her mother to the train station to wait for a passenger who would never arrive. Her mother’s doctors warned about bursting Mildred’s reality bubble. Her father was a mystery, but she knew he would not be arriving by train today.