Cutting Edge – Friday Fictioneers

Photo Prompt: (C) Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

I entered the laboratory one rainy afternoon. The good doctor had set up his trophies in varying shapes, sizes and colors in front of the window, but I was more focused on the incredible machine in the center of the room.

Written in giant red letters above it, “DO NOT TOUCH LASER!”

Curiosity saw meĀ reach for it.

“Don’t,” the doctor growled.

I shook my head. “I was just stretching.”

He sighed. “That’s exactly what the last offender said,” he said, pulling me and pointing towards the derelict ruins of the property across the lake, “when that happened.”

Back again this week for Friday Fictioneers weekly photo prompt challenge. The challenge is to write a story in under 100 words inspired by the photo provided by our fairy blog-mother, Rochelle! It’s a great community filled with great writers who all provide great feedback. You should definitely check it out if you haven’t before! šŸ™‚

Sixteen: A Mother’s Tale – a microstory

Lavender sheets,
Tiny princessĀ onesies,
Remind me of you.

I can still feel
Your soft skin,
Hear your sweet laugh.

I imagineĀ you now
In vermilion fabric
Wearing a white corsage.

I missed so much,
Chasing demons

In spoons
And needles.