An incomplete history

12 Jul

familypicPhoto provided by Lisa McCourt Hollar

Numbly I lay the obituary page next to the only family photo to survive the inferno that consumed Mom and Dad’s retirement villa three nights ago.

Why do we look like we’re about to invade this house? Who caught us on film? Tell me the story…

Voiceless ashes cruelly mock the gaps in my biography.

This story is exactly 55 words in response to a photo prompt by Lisa McCourt Hollar, who sponsors the weekly 55 Word Challenge on Jezri’s Nightmares. Unfortunately, it’s a 24-hour contest, opening Wednesday at noon Eastern time. I’m a day (plus an hour) late to actually participate in the challenge this week because I didn’t read the fine print till just now.


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Posted by on July 12, 2013 in Challenges, Fiction



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