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 the picture (below).
This week’s lovely photo of what I think is apple blossom and a wheelbarrow, is provided by John Brand.
Good choice, Al.
Click on this link to enter your tale, and to see what others have written.
Click here to listen to this 90-second tale read by the author:
It is high, too high to jump.
It is well constructed, with no place for fingers or toes to grip, too smooth to climb.
It is too solid to knock through, at least with the equipment I can muster.
It is, in fact, a wall built for a purpose, which it achieves.
At first glance, anyway.
It is guarded, of course.
Well, not the wall itself, obviously, no one guards a wall, but it is under continual surveillance to ensure it is not breached.
I am unusually creative.
That is one of the reasons I am here, that and my well-documented disregard for society’s accepted standards.
I know what is on the other side.
I know its value, to myself and to many others.
That is why I have to do this.
I am resourceful.
And I have a plan.
I know how to overcome the seemingly insurmountable.
And what to do when I succeed.
I take a deep breath.
I am nervous, naturally.
But I am not afraid.
I move forward.