Black and white images from the past. Not hers, someone else’s. The smiling portrait of a young woman, an elderly couple in front of their house, a grandfather, a brother and sister. A family, a historical document of a happy life.
$1 for the basket. The seller had no idea who the people in the photos were.
She bought them. They would become her family. She named them, imagined their stories. They would become the past she had dreamed of, the past others were lucky to have had. They would replace the nightmare she had lived through and the monsters she wished she could forget.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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