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.  If you wish to participate, a link can be found at the link above and you can also read the stories submitted by others.  Today, please enjoy OPPORTUNITY

Credit: Joe Owens

Credit: Joe Owens


Francine looked out the window at the bouquet of state license plates that lined the motel parking lot.

“If that isn’t the story of my life,” said Francine.

“What’s that Frannie?

“Oh nothing Carl. I was just thinking out loud.”

“I should be back in a few hours. The man I am seeing about the business opportunity is meeting me at a diner just down the road. Afterwards we’ll see what fun there is to have around here.”

“OK.” Francine tuned him out at the word “OPPORTUNITY”. She’d waited for Carl to return from too many of these opportunities in too many states. She could write a travel blog for the down and out.

After Carl left the room, Francine heard the car engine turnover and the crunch of the tires on the gravel parking lot. Taking out her cellphone, Francine called her Mama.

“Mama. Can I come and stay with you for a while?”

“I don’t know baby. Chuck’s been staying most nights and I’ve been thinking of asking him to move in. He is between jobs and needs a place to stay.”

“Never mind.”

“How’s my globetrotting girl? I envy you seeing the country with that handsome husband.”

“Wonderful mama, OPPORTUNITY is always knocking.”

8 responses

  1. Birgit says:

    Excellent short story and her mom didn’t pick up on the problem at all


  2. That’s true! Like mother like daughter. She might have a very looong life to live if she stays with that guy.


  3. Francesca Smith says:

    One has got to greatly admire his optimism.
    Very well written!

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  4. rogershipp says:

    Not all “opportunities” should be jumped upon! Enjoyed!