Rainbow – Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly challenge presented by Susan Spaulding, who has taken over this great weekly prompt from my old friend Al Forbes.
This week’s inspiring photo comes courtesy of the delightfully named April Pearson.
.The idea is to write a short story (200 word max) inspired by what you see in the picture (below).
Click on this link to enter your tale, and see what others have written.

© April Pearson

Click here to hear the author read the tale:


We sit on the rocks at the end of Medville’s forbidden jetty.
Hand in hand we gaze across the bay at the rainbow.
It emerges from the Mediterranean just off the tip of Cap Lardier and curves north-west over the hills before descending into the heavy cloud cover.
I am at peace with myself, with her, and with our surroundings.
The blustery wind adds to the waves’ spectacle, and the light rain does not concern me at all.
‘It is beautiful,’ I say, a nod of my head indicating the rainbow, ‘the way it rises from the water like that.’
She regards me with a strange smile.
I utterly adore this wonderfully creative, but somewhat otherworldly, woman.
‘What,’ I ask, ‘don’t you think so?’
‘Of course,’ she answers, ‘but do you not see that there is more?’
‘More? More what?’ I am baffled.
‘A rainbow is also functional,’ she murmurs, looking up into my eyes.
‘The rainbow has a function?’ I am confused, feeling, not for the first time, that she has knowledge far beyond my comprehension.
‘Of course,’ she laughs, but she is serious, ‘how else can mermaids dance with angels?’

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14 Responses to Rainbow – Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. Abhijit Ray says:

    She is incurably imaginitive and romantic!


  2. Mermaid-approved! 🙂


  3. She’s serious? I’d be worried if I were you!

    Swinging from Rainbows


  4. Love the whimsy of that last line.


  5. Iain Kelly says:

    How else indeed? A rather gentle dreamy offering this week, I enjoyed the respite.


  6. Pat: willow88switches says:

    well, now here’s a new story!

    wow, I’m not sure I’ve read this correctly C.E. …. where is the gore, the ripping underbelly dark current??

    sheesh …. just when you’re “used to something” ….

    LOL —-

    great job of it – and yes, there is a particularly “otherworldly” feel to this – a slight hint that indeed, the “treasured companion” is a wise one, with a scope and grasp tantalizingly just beyond one’s comprehension.

    great job with the “twist” …. 😀


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