PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Creative Chaos, by Pamela Schloesser Canepa (c) 2018
“A disorganized mind and space only fosters chaos,” she’d said.
“A disorganized mind is home to unfettered creatitivy,” Dad countered.
Now, long gone, they were merely voices in his head.
Rarely did he come out, but some days, I’d hear the most heavenly music. Other days; a joyful chaos, yes, chaos would emerge to tickle my ears. Ever heard of jazz fusion?
Henry would go in and play the horn while Thomas took turns at any of his many instruments. He wrote music. He played it, but he didn’t talk.
They called him misfit; I call him genius.
~ A 98 word Flash fiction story.
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PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays
“I think this is evidence. Animals are mutating; we have a new species,” Marla claims, tapping the picture.
“Are you kidding? That’s just a bird,” Heather replies.
“Then where’s the beak? And the claws?”
“Where was this taken?”
“At Mr. Halsley’s store. He fussed when I took a picture, and then the creature was scared away.”
“So, no one else saw it?” Heather says slyly.
“No. But here’s the picture, plain as day.”
“It’s also a bird that looks different behind a window screen.”
“You don’t see things like I do.”
“No one else does either,” Heather sighs.
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PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg
The boys were now both eighteen, and they celebrated with a trip to the Canadian Rockies.
“We’ve got to go to Edmund’s Pass!” Roma exclaimed. “A friend in the forum told me about it.”
Billy rolled his eyes. The forums. Still, he had agreed to go. Until he saw the sign and the overgrown dirt road.
“Come on, Billy! There’s been a UFO landing there. Let’s see it for ourselves.”
“By foot? Hmm. Forums,” Billy chuckled, shaking his head.
“You’re only young once,” Roma stated, his eyes lit up.
“Onward!’ Billy raised his arm fearlessly.
Roma beamed and moved forward.
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PHOTO PROMPT © JS Brand
“So, if the place is decrepit and unsafe, why does Henry still live here?”
“He runs the fuel station beside it. Sells bait out of this window and sorta stopped keeping the place up when his wife died.”
Bingham squinted. Too bad Jones would be retiring soon. Bingham still had a lot to learn.
Just then, Henry opened up his bait window. “Oh, it’s you guys.”
“Mind if we come in?” Jones gestured.
Bingham felt nervous. Suddenly, jazz music started playing upstairs.
“Gotta go.” Bingham slammed the window shut.
“His wife loves jazz.”
“His deceased wife?”
“Small Town Vibes,” (c) Pamela Schloesser Canepa, 2018
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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
“Living a Loop,” (c) 2018, Pamela Schloesser Canepa
Looking back, he remembered. He was six, she was eight. Of course, she’d be older. They’d followed each other around, their families silently watching, neither approving nor disapproving. Everyone needs a friend.
Later, when they met, she was a bracelet laden, long-haired young anthropology major who went by the name of Feather. He was smitten.
He was also subsequently dumped. Their relationship was a whirlwind just like the whirly-gig of their youth.
Years later, at 29, he couldn’t believe it was her in that hospital bed, gray-haired and tired.
“Don’t worry. I’ll be back.” She smiled.
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PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy
I should’ve known that bird would be trouble.
On the way home from the pet store: “Hurry up Bi#$@!”
I jumped. Why do I go for charming rogues? He’d shown no signs of this tendency at the store. Figures.
At home: “I’m f*&%^g hungry!”
Geez, he reminded me of my ex, Wade. We hadn’t spoken in years. Was this a reincarnation?
This went on for weeks. He’d eye me while eating his food, and blurt out “b*&^%” one more time.
No woman should put up with this. I sold him for two bucks in a garage sale. As is.
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PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
I’d have to get stuck here, wouldn’t I? All this time travel technology and I end up in a place that has no cell phone towers. Lost.
This looks like a greasy burger joint, not a place I’d frequent, even forty years ago.
Somehow I have to get some help. How can I summon Rickman?
Aha! A pay phone. We used to use these. Let’s see. I lift this up, Ouch! That’s loud! Beep. Beep.
“The phone at this location is temporarily out of service,” a curt voice announces through the speaker.
The cell phone sits in my pocket, useless.
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