Friday Fictioneers: The Shadows

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

The Shadows

She swore the shadows whispered, seemed to be alive.

At first, friends and relatives laughed. They thought Millie was teasing her next novel.

The table tucked away in the shrubbery of her yard was where she did the majority of her writing. She hadn’t gone near it in months. Her niece, Margie, realized it was more than a lark and took Millie to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Chad Oh, who proposed a picnic lunch for the three of them at that table.

As they sat, the shadows crept ever closer to the table tucked away in the shrubbery.

42 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Shadows

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  1. Quite horrifying. Not even reassuring that now two other people are going to confirm her suspicions, because it doesn’t sound as though any of them may live long enough to enjoy discussing them.

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    1. “Only the Shadow knows.” was running through my head the whole time I was working on this story. Growing up, any time someone would say, “Who knows?” my grandfather would say, “The Shadow knows.”

      Thank you, Rochelle.

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  2. This is really nice, writing a story inspired my a photo is really creative! I am going to try and write a short story inspired by this picture tomorrow 🙂 – thanks for sharing!
    Feel free to read some of my blogs 🙂

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  3. Have no fear! Dr. Chad Oh, the Shadow Whisperer, is here! 🙂
    An intriguing tale. Makes me wonder if writers are more inclined to go insane than the rest of the population. Or perhaps writers are the only sane ones.

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