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. My story today cannot be told in 200 words so I will tell it in more then one week of Sunday photo fiction.
Could a Donkey Love An Elephant
Our story today is like many you’ve heard before. It has all the elements of a love story and all the elements of a Shakespearean tragedy. Two lovers faced by the great divide from the people in their lives. Sound familiar? It should because just like Romeo and Juliet or Tony and Maria, our lovers meet, fall in love and are torn apart by that great divide.
“Karl, I won’t be able to meet you and the guys this weekend. My dad and I are going to Philadelphia,” said Roger.
“The Republican rallies?”
“With any luck we’ll put a Republican in the White House again.”
On Saturday afternoon, after finding parking, Roger and his father walked to the hotel where a rally for one of the Republican candidates for President was being held. They had difficulty getting through because a crowd of protesters were blocking the entrance. As Roger reached the steps, the crowd swelled and a woman holding a placard was shoved. When she fell at his feet, Roger reached down and helped her up. She looked into his eyes and he into hers and the world around them fell away.