The power of a photo #Flash Fiction -FFftPP


“We were within a mile-and-a-half of the service roads when we found it. The photo looked exquisite with the birds and the mountains and the fog. I couldn’t just leave it there and so brought it home.” I explained to my aunt about the new photo I displayed proudly in my living room.

My aunt was staring at the picture without blinking. She looked scared and started talking gibberish. After sometime, she turned to me and said “Take that photo down. I can see death in that. The vultures in the foggy mountains are giving me creeps”.

I calmed her saying that I will remove the photo later. Surprisingly, I started noticing a pattern in the reaction when my relatives and friends saw that photo frame.  Those who were always happy and positive minded viewed the photo as a symbol of serenity and complimented me on hanging that in my home. However, the fault finders, the whiners and the pessimists were haunted by that photo.

Now, do I still hang that photo in my living room? Of course I do; to ward off negative people 🙂


Copyright © 2016 Written by Jahnavi Chintakunta ~ All rights reserved

Written for Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: Week #3 – 2016.

Thanks a lot Roger for the prompt.

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