The Permanent Placeholder – Friday Fictioneers – 2/1/13



You like the Friday Fictioneers huh? The partakers of the weekly challenge to describe a picture using only 100 words. We are a dedicated lot that grows by the week, It is an obsession we cannot hide, and cannot stop. See what you think about my latest attempt. The art work here, both sculpture and photograph is from Claire Fuller, a fabulous blogger in her own right. **************************************

Genre: Romantic Fiction
Elise stood back to look at her work. From the white cube she began with the form was slowly taking shape. She reviewed the photograph, the only link left with her long lost love. He promised to meet her at the dock so he could journey with her to the Promised Land. She begged her father to wait longer, but the ship’s horn announced the time was gone for waiting. The picture of him holding her was all she had left and it was fading from too much handling. She needed something more permanent until Renaldo made it to her.


About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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29 Responses to The Permanent Placeholder – Friday Fictioneers – 2/1/13

  1. I do hope that Renaldo makes it too 🙂

  2. Joyce says:

    A sweet endearing love between Elise and Renaldo comes to a sudden halt at the boat dock. How sad he could not be there in time to travel with her. I hope he meets up again with her. I was just a little confused about the picture she held in her hand of him ‘holding her.’ Was the picture of her and Renaldo or one of her father holding her as a child? I didn’t quite understand that part, but the story could certainly be developed more. I had to explain some of my story in more detail too this time around. 🙂 It is often more a challenge for writers to get a complete story down concisely in 100 words, than coming up with an idea for the photo prompt that works.

  3. boomiebol says:

    I really like our take on this…i sure hope Renaldo gets to her eventually, very well done. Thanks so much for stopping by mine

  4. That kind of longing for someone is really powerful. So is she in the Promised Land now? Not still on the ship, I suppose.

  5. nightlake says:

    very to a lot of possibilities..

  6. Jan Brown says:

    Ah, lost love. Sad to say, most of us can relate to that on a personal level. I hope these soulmates meet up eventually.

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