Will It Fall Down

Each week Sunday Photo Fiction Fiction from Photos challenges us to write a short story.
Sunday Photo Fiction – July 16th 2017 surprised me with one of the photos I’d donated for this project. During a walk on a hot afternoon the inspiration hit.

Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in 200 words or less. Careful editing will keep your words within the confines of the 200 word limit. The photo doesn’t have to be centre stage, there have been times when I have had to read the story a few times to spot where the prompt is hidden. Please include a mention and / or link to whoever donated the photo…The main object is to have fun..

My wonderful wife and I were about to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, and she said she’d find a great place for us to stay. She kept quiet about it for weeks, but I could tell by the smile on her face that something great was up. Thursday before the big weekend she did start with little hints, telling me to get packed for a surprise, and come home from work early. We were going to leave Friday mid-afternoon. I didn’t get much sleep, wondering what she had in mind.

When I got home from work the car was packed, and the tank was topped off, ready to go. Under here directions I drove out into the country to an old town I’d hardly noticed in the past. Heading down Main St. she pointed to one building in particular, “That’s the place! Isn’t it charming?” To my horror it looked like it might collapse in a light breeze.

Following her directions we drove around to the back, a beautifully restored building. The owner of the B&B said the entire building was fully restored, The front was just for show.

The weekend was the best we’d had in years.


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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2 Responses to Will It Fall Down

  1. julespaige says:

    Nicely done. Sometimes it is a twist to write on our own photos 😉
    I did a poem this week.
    On Guard?
    Partly inspired by my neighbor who is 93. I could imagine him hiding the toys as a child.

  2. Love the way this changed. Good story

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