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.  It dawned on my today that I have been participating in this challenge for more than a year.  I decided to create an anthology of these stories which you can access from a menu at the top of my page.

On the September 14, 2014 Sunday Photo Fiction I wrote a trilogy.  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 but be a continuation.  Here are the stories in order:

Train Track Trilogy

Three Tales in a Bubble

The Unleashing of Three Dragons

Three Strokes to Stay Above Water

Three Tons of Debris

Today, please enjoy When Clear, You Can See For Three Miles

Credit: Al Forbes

Credit: Al Forbes

When Clear, You Can See For Three Miles

Kim didn’t have $25,000. In her bedroom, she began filling a suitcase with clothes and personal items. She put what little cash she had as well as the jewelry from Mark in her handbag. Kim didn’t know where she would go, but it was clear to her that she needed to be miles away.


My baby was conceived in love and is part of me,” thought Dara. She put away the brochure and left the house. Walking briskly because of the late autumn temperature, Dara soon reached the oceanfront. Dropping coins into the telescope, Dara looked out at sea but eventually she turned to looking down the beach. Miles down, a mother was racing around with a small child. The mother caught the boy and lifted him into a hug. It was clearly a scene of pure joy.


“What do we do next George?”

“This information on his transport provides avenues of research. Through these avenues, I will find out if he definitely was onboard and what the records upon arrival in New York can tell us.”

“I am so glad I met with you George.”

“I don’t want to give you false hope Krista. We are still miles away from the truth but the journey has become more clear.”


8 responses

  1. Steve Lakey says:

    I like the idea of keeping the three tales together. 🙂


  2. Al says:

    Another three great episodes, although there is a slight error. Dara appears in both story one and story two. I think it was supposed to be Kim in part one. I am amazed how you can do it and make it appear so easy.


  3. Birgit says:

    These tales are so cool and I wonder if you will have the 3 women all meet up in the end…just wondering


  4. I’m interested in knowing how these resolve themselves. Will they link up or divert even further.