saltaire-sarah-ann-hall.jpgPHOTO PROMPT Β© Sarah Ann Hall


“A lot done, already. Hmm… A hopeless case”, thought the shop owner, surveying a potential prey.

Anne, adjusted the weight of her shopping bags as she scanned a vase. “He better love all this”, she thought desperately. She envisaged herself in the new lingerie, the shimmer of the candle light and the fragrance of fresh lilies.

A text message broke her trance.

I’m back. I think we need to talk. Not sure if this is working out. Where are you?

Anne slowly placed the vase on the shelf and turned to leave.

“Like I thought, hopeless”, concluded the shop owner.


Yuhu’s Corner:
This story is a part of the Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt Flash fiction challenge. Every Friday, a photo prompt is provided by the organizer Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The participants have to come up with a 100 word story. You can check out the other entries here.

23 thoughts on “A hopeless case

  1. I think everybody’s being far too pessimistic, especially Anne. All is not yet lost!
    You’ve structured your story well, starting and finishing with the shopkeeper. He has no stake in the outcome of the action, but you use him with great assurance as a sort of chorus to highlight the theme of Anne’s struggle to keep her man. Well done!

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  2. Love the title….good that it didn’t end up as a hopeless vase…..πŸ˜…
    It’s difficult to sum up a story with so many emotions: love, sorrow, anticipation, anxiety, and the ‘I knew it emotion’ πŸ˜‰ into 100 words….kudos….

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