Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by my old friend Al Forbes.
The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in his picture (below).
This week’s photo, an absolute masterpiece, immediately made me think of Thor, Norse God of Thunder and Lightning.
Then this story, quite unrelated, emerged.
Click on this link to enter your tale, and see what others have written.
Heaven on Earth
I sit at my favourite table outside the little café in the square.
It is around 7 pm, I know I cannot be asleep.
But I also know I must be dreaming.
Walking towards me, past the children’s carousel, is my ex-wife.
That is surprising enough.
But what makes it totally incredible is her appearance.
She is as slim and beautiful as she was when she was 30, around 30 years ago.
I have not seen her for many years, but we were married a long time.
I am not mistaken.
She smiles, pulls out a chair, sits and crosses those legs.
Relax, she says, for now at least.
It is me, but of course it isn’t.
I died last night, thought I’d pay you a visit.
You see, where I am going I get a bonus.
For raising our children and for putting up with you all those years.
Her smile is wider now.
I know so much about you, all your deepest fears.
And I know where you will go when you die!
I get to kill you however and whenever I like.