Photograph For Sale

Are you ready for Mondays Finish the Story challenge? This is a flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week and the first sentence of a story. The challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue guy and add your link story too!

Finish the story begins with: “Little did they know when the photographer took their picture that they would find themselves trapped in a painting.”

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Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 149

Photograph For Sale

“Little did they know when the photographer took their picture that they would find themselves trapped in a painting.”  The photograph was for sale before it was developed. Mardi Gras celebration was in full swing when it was taken. This was long before people needed to sign off on their rights when photographs were sold. If you took it, you owned it.

Each one of the men met with fame from a famous painting made from the photograph. This photograph was just a moment in time but defined their whole existence. The man with the umbrella was to work that day. He later killed himself because he lost his job. The man with the horn found fame and fortune from the picture. The drummer became an alcoholic when his band broke up. Lastly, the tuba player turned from his music to a living as a blue-collar factory worker.

Life challenges and changes us all. Each of these men had different stories all because a photograph was for sale.

 


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