Hey there, here we go once more. A new week and a new challenge.
A few pieces of important business. First, thank you Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for continuing to challenge us. Please take a moment to visit Rochelle at her site and take the challenge to write a 100 word micro-story based on the photo prompt.
The intriguing photo this week is brought to us by J Hardy Carroll, who retains all rights to his photo.
Fair warning to all readers, this story is a hefty 109 words. My apologies. I struggled to reduce the number of words but could not without either editing out the intent or the emotion of the story.
Without further ado – Sweet Revenge
With coffee-colored hands Mama clutched Laticia and recounted the story passed from mother to daughter. Her voice venomous, eyes narrow slits she described the blue-eyed man, Laticia’s great-great-great-grandfather and the child born in the tiny room under the stairs. Of how, never acknowledged by the master, the little girl was ripped from her young mother’s arms when discovered by the mistress.
The fortunes of the well-heeled family took a nasty turn. Laticia purchased the plantation at auction, solidifying her revenge. From far and wide, she filled her school. With wild abandon, the ragtag group of African-American children trampled the once carefully tended fields. Laughter filled the once silent rooms.
It is always amazing to discover the wide variety of tales based on a single image. Click HERE for this week’s submissions.
Thanks for dropping by,