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.
The County Hotel – A Shakespearean Sonnet
Once a destination for the elite.
Now a place to shelter the lost.
Long ago the beautiful people would meet.
Today find a room at no cost.
Long ago parties in satin and lace.
Now women and children line up for a meal.
Champagne and caviar served with grace.
Now lost hope is all they feel.
Once plush carpets and satin sheets.
Now folding cots twenty to a room.
Pampered with a massage in the spa.
Now dank, musty and full of gloom.
The County Hotel a place on a map.
Shelters the homeless no longer just for a nap.