Sundays I devote to writing for Alastair Forbes’ Sunday Photo Fiction. This flash fiction challenge indicates that we are to write a story using about 200 words that goes with the photo prompt. Here is the photo and my story entitled “The Ice Cream Truck.”
Ice Cream Truck – Photo by Alastair Forbes
We had moved to this new neighborhood for the peace and quiet that it offered. After unpacking, we decided to enjoy the front porch. I prepared a drink for me and my partner and we headed out front to sit in the rocking chairs.
We sat, quiet within our own thoughts. “Do you hear that?” I asked my partner.
“Yea, what is that?”
“It sounds like that song from Disneyland.”
“Ah, ‘It’s a Small World After All’, I think.”
Down the street rolls an unusual ice cream truck. It’s transparent. It stops in front of our house. Next, we witness children running out from our closed front door heading towards the truck in the street. They laughed in delight as they sat on the lawn to eat their ice cream. My partner and I looked at each other in shock.
Then the truck slowly moves forward. As the music played, it drove off and disappeared. Looking back at the children, their ice cream finished, they slowly walk up the steps and disappear through the closed front door.
“Are you ready for another drink?” I asked.
My partner replied, “Make it a double.”
I took both glasses, and as my partner watched, I disappeared through the closed front door.
“What the heck?” he yells.
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Sunday Photo Fiction
Thank you Al for hosting and providing the lovely photo that inspired this sweet story! I hope that all is going well with your two books.
And, to you dear reader, thank you for dropping by today to visit! I hope that you have a splendid Sunday, and may you be well…. ^..^
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