Saturday, May 9, 2015

Thirst

Lee was tired and thirsty. He had walked for miles. Finally, he came across a small service station. Looking around, he saw an old faucet out back.

Relieved, Lee gulped the fresh, cold water before filling his canteen. Knowing it would soon be dark, he then quickly packed up.

As Lee passed the station door, a voice called to him. “Can I help you?”

Lee responded, “No, thanks. I just stopped to get some water from the faucet by the fence.”

Laughing, the voice called back, “Hope you ain’t thirsty. That rusty old faucet ain’t worked in years!”     


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Photo & Flash Fiction Prompt, 
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"Thirst": 98 words
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26 comments:

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    1. Thank you, T. I am glad you enjoyed this one! The photo immediately inspired this story. The more I write, the more I want to. I hope I am out of my rut.

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  2. Like Theresa said, It's a good one. Miracles happens sometimes. I hope miracles happens for you too.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. I am glad you liked this, too. Thanks, Julia!

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  3. Short and great!
    I like such old faucets.

    To your comment: The collages are from different books, which I've illustrated. It's a long script, not always the images on the side are exactly the illustrations to the words - it is a continue story in the whole book .Here I have singled out a few pages and now completed them with my photos and storypeople's words - it gives a new story. To encourage the mind cinema of the beholder...

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    1. Thank you, Mascha. Your work is beautiful.

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  4. Dear Annie,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. Your last line sent a chill through me. Very Twilight Zone-ish. Nicely done.

    It's only fair to warn you that Friday Fictioneers is highly addictive. ;)

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Rochelle, Thank you! I have gotten hooked on Flash Fiction. Picture prompts and word counts are new areas. More challenges. Thanks!

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  5. That really was good and at least Lee was happy.

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    1. He probably left quickly, though! Thanks!

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  6. Serendipity...my favorite thing. Story made me smile! Hugs, Janet

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  7. Funny you should write today about something suddenly working that hadn't in a while. When driving one of my routes today, a setting on my A/C that hasn't worked in a long time came on suddenly. It stayed on during the hottest part of the day, then shut off again.

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  8. Since this was at a service station, I'm hoping the faucet wasn't attached to a metal canister next to or close by the men's room....

    Randy

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    1. Nope. Lee would know better. He's a guy.

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    2. Nope. Lee would know better. He's a guy.

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  9. Wonder how long it has been since the voice inside waz outside...and who did tbe voice belong to. Could be a spooky story. Sorta Stephen King like.

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  10. Oooo that's one that made me raise my right eyebrow!

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  11. Good one, Annie! Gave me chills and smiles at the same time. I seriously hope you are out of your rut and gives us more of these :)

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  12. Nice. You can sure pack a lot of story into a small space.

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  13. Oh that one was quite mysterious.. I did expect a surprise.. but not that one.

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