The Snapshot

From Don Massenzio’s Stock Photo Challenge-4, which you will find HERE.

The Rules:

  • Write a story, poem or other type of prose of 100 words or less and post it on your blog.
  • If you leave the link for your blog post in the comments of this post, I will share it on my blog.
This week’s Stock Photo

The Snapshot

He held the photo in his hand, struggling to reconcile the difference. She looked so happy and full of anticipation. The young woman had her whole life before her. Suddenly, his life leached of all meaning.

Determined to do something, anything—even though he couldn’t put this right—he knelt by her side and rested bared fingertips on her forehead. She didn’t complain.

The visions hit. Her life snapshotted before his eyes.

Taking the selfie.

Beginning her climb. The first of many in a great adventure.

The fellow hiker.

Pushing her off the edge.

‘You have something?’ the detective asked.


That’s my effort in exactly 100 words. I’d love to know if you enjoyed it.

©HarmonyKent 2019


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14 comments on “The Snapshot
  1. john howell says:

    Terrific, Harmony.

  2. Staci Troilo says:

    That’s a delicious twist. Now I want a whole novel of this guy.

  3. Oh, this is powerful, Harmony! Such a great ending, too – really grabbed me.

  4. Michele says:

    I love a good twist. You need to write more.

  5. Roberta Eaton says:

    Very good, Harmony.

  6. CS Boyack says:

    Wow, that took a dark turn fast.

  7. Jo Hawk says:

    Oooo, what a turn. Nicely done.

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