Friday Fictioneers – Coda

PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M Macilroy

All that remained were his last photographs. Surely, they held a message? Some final trace of him to quiet my anguish; a response to everything I should have said.

If only I’d…. But, no. It is what it is. He’d have known I hadn’t meant to leave, that I’d be back.

There it was! A sparrow looking-in through the window. A reprimand? Or forgiveness? Was I the bird, or he?


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

73 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Coda

  1. I know a couple of people who robins visiting their gardens as harbouring the spirit of someone they’ve lost. Perhaps this is a similar thing, a message from someone gone. As you say, left to the viewer to interpret the deceased’s intention. Great tale, Neil

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  2. An evocative piece of writing Neil. Nature carry us may messages, even perhaps through the birdsong, it is so quiet here, quiet so that I can once again hear the birds singing.

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  3. I love (and envy!) the way you control the pace in this. The combination of short and long sentences really conveys the fragmentary nature of your MC’s thoughts and emotions. Beautifully done!

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