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#FF — Howl’s Return

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot Howl left the moving castle, then strolled down the quiet sidewalk to the Ghibli Watering Hole. Old Horatio was still behind the bar. “Howl, it's been an emperor's age since I saw you! You'll have the usual?” “Glad to see you're still pouring, my friend. Yes, please.” “Where have you… Continue reading #FF — Howl’s Return

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#FF — disagreement (aka sacrifice)

PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio There were things that needed to be cleared up between them. Jake was mild-mannered but salty and firm when necessary. Gayle was sweet with a textured personality. Their seven-year relationship became complicated on their sailing vacation to the Pacific Rim's Ring of Fire. While scuba-diving, Jake found a jewel-encrusted… Continue reading #FF — disagreement (aka sacrifice)

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#FF — Bitten

PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria She felt empty inside; her source of sustenance had been consumed. On top of that, her reservoir for hope held nothing. James stood as a ghost of the man she remembered by the window, almost physically translucent. The expression on his face showed the anguish of a person with… Continue reading #FF — Bitten

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#FF — Undone

PHOTO PROMPT © Jean L. Hays Today is the final chapter of a 3-part story.  You can find the other chapters -- last week's FF and the week before's -- after this chapter.  Hopefully this answers the questions of enquiring minds. Dinner was uneventful. They headed back to ACU* and were greeted there by a… Continue reading #FF — Undone

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#FF — There she is!

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields June was reeling from her mother's comment about the absence of photographs of her. She let the comment slide until she could talk with her cousin, Sue. Sue's mom, Aunt Gin, had been inseparable with Mom. If anyone knew family secrets it would be Sue. June and Sue spent the… Continue reading #FF — There she is!

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#FF — Celluloid Truth

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz Mom's 90th birthday was approaching. Us “kids,” now in our 60's and 70's, decided assisted living was imminent. It took blood, sweat, and tears to get Mom's acceptance. She called and said, “June, I'm going through pictures. Come over and get some.” I arrived at the appointed time. One by… Continue reading #FF — Celluloid Truth

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#FF — The Vision

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson  “Billy, let's go! The Vision said the sun will shine as if it were noon at midnight, and it's 11:30!” said June. Billy and June made it to the park at 11:45, to the sounds of their friends hooting and hollering. “Don't bogart that joint!” said Billy. As The Vision… Continue reading #FF — The Vision

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#FF — Pepperoni Please, No Onions

Warning:  today's story has a political theme and some violence.  Please feel free to skip this one. The queue at Styx ferry was lined up around the block. The committees unanimously decided to impeach; Cheeto barricaded himself in The Spite House and refused to leave. Day 5: Dominos Delivers couldn't get through the crowds amassed… Continue reading #FF — Pepperoni Please, No Onions

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#FF — Corrugated Pain

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll Corrugated pain She'd been confined in the spartan quarters for at least a month, maybe longer. The dark room offered nothing but time to think about what she'd done. Lying on the lifeless prison-grade mattress day after day, the only comfort came from light wiggling its way through the… Continue reading #FF — Corrugated Pain

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#FF — Hail Zim!

PHOTO PROMPT © CEAyr Zim's life is an open book. He's been in the limelight for half of it. Zim's name has passed through millions of lips and minds. His stature is magnified by his celebrity. He's refused to cave in to plastic surgery manipulations. Not worried when his marriage to Ven collapsed, he rode… Continue reading #FF — Hail Zim!