Sunday Photo Fiction

The Storm


Missy watched as the howling winds bent the trees farther down than she had ever seen before.

“Momma, I'm afraid. We aren't going to be blown away are we?”

Momma walked over to her frightened daughter, and put her arms around her, hoping this would help her feel safe.

“Darling, the storm is coming fast and we must leave as soon as pappa comes. So, we must be ready to leave.”

Missy began putting her prized possessions into her small suitcase. Bunny Muffins, yes, she must definitely take Bunny Muffins, her favorite stuffed animal since birth. Next would be Totto, the little dog that she got for Christmas two years ago. No, she couldn't forget Totto.

“Missy, you need to put clothes in your suitcase, not just toys.”

Suddenly a strong gust of wind picked up the small house sending it tumbling toward the enchanting and magical Land of nOz.

150 words (not including title).

Sunday Photo Fictions has been hosted by Alastair Forbes challenging us to write a story, using the supplied photo prompt, using 200 words or less.

Alasatair will be pursuing the completion of his book, Raynard the Vampire, along with Jules Paige and Daniel.

Joe Owens will be our new host beginning Sunday, February 22.

I wish Alastair much success with his new book/books and with all of his future endeavors.

Thank you Alastair.

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33 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. We’re having a blizzard, an ice dam started leaking in our kitchen, and our upstairs bathroom is out of commission because all of the fixtures in there leak down onto the kitchen cabinet. It feels like the whole house is going to collapse any second :p

    Be safe with those winds. Don’t go out unless you really have to.

  2. I love the way you’ve made this into an enchanting tale – a visit to the magical land of nOz. The little girl’s insistence on packing her toys is a lovely touch. And another Totto! You’ve responded to the prompt really well, PJ. That storm surge in the picture looks quite scary, so you’ve probably done well to steer clear of the realities of those things! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you Millie! You are always so full of kind and sweet comments and I appreciate that. I also need constructive criticism too. LOL. When I saw the photo prompt my mind went straight to the Wizard of Oz and I couldn’t think of anything else. It was strange really.

      • As a geographer, I would probably have gone all melodramatic and written something far less interesting than fantasy. I like a bit of fantasy every now and then, It’s quite uplifting! The Oz story will always fascinate people. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I was 50 when I moved out to California. I brought all 5 of my stuffed animals with me and they live on the rocking chair in our bedroom.

    This is such a sweet and whimsical pice, Joy.

    Ellespeth

    • I have a stuffed animal (only 1) a big panda bear and where ever I go he goes! He’s the only guy that has stuck around. Haha! So I admire you for being attached to your stuffed animals. Besides, they are cheap to feed and we don’t have to pick up after them.

    • Haha! Thanks! But this is spinoff from the story “Wizard of Oz.” I probably shouldn’t have come so close to the real story and why I would not go further with it. When I saw the photo prompt, the Wizard of Oz came to my mind immediately and I knew I wanted to write something around that. It would be fun to write a story on the same line (fantasy) as the Wizard of Oz.

  4. Lovely way to fit the prompt story into the story of Oz, Joy. I child would naturally take the things they loved in place of more practical things. I hope they get back home like Dorothy did. Well done, ๐Ÿ™‚ — Suzanne

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