#FF — The Nightly News

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields The cavernous studio gleamed on bright screens across the planet. Accustomed to it now, I remember thinking the first broadcast was just like the transporter in the old Star Trek shows. Every evening, we waited and watched our screens like partygoers used to watch for the Times Square ball drop…

#FF — Misfits

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson Once upon a time there was a Scottish boy who bounced around with his folks, an English boy abandoned by his teenage mother, and a London boy who started out by banging on noisy pieces of war rubble after his dad was blown up. The rough-hewn lads were looked at…

#FF — Rickety

PHOTO PROMPT @ Jan Wayne Fields It wasn’t her fault she was born with a rickety body. Like an old car that started nickle-and-diming its owner, at age fifty, her conditions, doctor visits, medications, and work sick time became routine. She started using the health credit card to cover insurance co-pays. After the teeth in…

#FF — Launchpad

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda As a 12-year-old riding in the back seat of the family Chevrolet, she often passed the tallest building in their town. Craning her neck up, she dreamed one day she would work there, considering it the pinnacle of success in her rustic ignorance. Between then and her dream realized was…

Dark Angel for earthweal

At age of five became I blindBad nerves to blame that made me screamCursed I our God for act unkindYet all, my friend, ’twas not as seemed The act upon heaped thoughts unkindTurned out to have a brighter themeThrough haunts did stray the other fiveTo caves of dreams with golden seams Each night I searched…

#FF — Gone

PHOTO PROMPT © Trish Nankivell Once a week for twelve weeks each year for the last decade we gathered. Damaged goods some might say. No matter what else was swirling in the loo in each of our lives, we knew we could depend on her benevolent smile and her gentle voice to rest in when…

#FF — January 20, 2021

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook Electoral College declared Biden and Harris winners in December. January 6, Congress confirmed. Today, they’re inaugurated. White House security last week determined by sonar – no rat shows a blip that big – that the exiting POTUS has dug himself a bunker under it and refuses to concede or face…